EXPERIMENTS IN HANDBUILDING WITH KAREN MCAULEY
A multi-part interactive virtual handbuilding course for all levels. The class will meet every Monday from 2 to 4pm for 5 weeks.
I love the intimacy of working so directly with clay, the slow pace, and the individuality of what you can make. Handbuilding is something you can do with a few tools in your kitchen or a little corner at home, and handbuilding has my heart.
In this class we will look for inspiration from the natural world, ancient art, and pottery and sculpture from other cultures. We will ask what attracts our attention. What do we like? And how we can bring those ideas into our work with clay?
Starting with pinched bowls, soft slabs, closed forms and basic handbuilding techniques we will explore the functional or decorative objects we might make. In the process each of us will incorporate our own ideas about beauty into the creation of unique work.
Dates: Mondays, 2-4pm
Course 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1
Course 2: Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8
Price: $125 per 5-part course
Add-on: $15 clay kit
• 5lbs clay
• 1 piece of canvas
• plastic sheet for covering
• pin tool
• soft rubber rib
Contactless pickup of clay kits must be scheduled via email after registration. Firing fees are NOT included.
Seats are limited, sign up today.