Week1: Slab Building Class The instructor will show you how to wedge clay and roll a clay slab, then she will teach you how to assemble clay slabs to create a form that you choose from the templates in the studio or create your own. The templates are forms of mugs, bowls, plates and vases. After building a form you will also be taught how to finish your work with carving and colored slip decoration.
Week2: Coil Building Class You will learn how to make a piece using the clay coil technique. You could decide to create a planter, a serving bowl or any other form using the alloted amount of clay provided to you. After you finish building the form, you will be taught how to finish your work with various decoration techniques.
Week3: Combine two hand building techniques In the third class, you will create a piece that combines slab building and coil building techniques. You will also be taught how to finish your piece will different slip and texture decorations.
Week4: Glaze In the final class, you could choose several different glazes from the studio to finish your work that you created from the previous classes. You will be taught how to glaze your work with different techniques.
***Each class last two hours *** After the class, we will help you fire your pieces. The glaze firing usually takes a week. *** We will e-mail you once your work is ready for pick up or we could ship your work. The shipping cost is not included in the class.