We are excited to add handbuilding to our class offerings! This is a perfect way for those wanting to get back into clay or those who have always wanted to get started in it! We have classes listed on our calendar as well as scheduled Studio times. Basic tools are available to share, but students are encouraged to bring their own tools.
What is handbuilding?
Handbuilding is a ceramics technique that allows you to use your hands and clay to create forms without a throwing wheel. Handbuilding was the only way to create ceramic forms before the wheel was invented. All you need are your hands, clay and a few simple tools.
What are Scheduled Studio Times?
In addition to our regular classes, we are adding scheduled Studio times. We will have an instructor on hand to answer questions and help you create. You can choose from one of our Project Technique Sheets, or create your own. If you choose to create your own, you will purchase a 3/4 lb ball of clay (roughly tennis ball sized for $35), and create whatever you want to. Our instructor will be on hand to help give tips or tricks to finish your project.
How it works
Similarly to play-doh, we have clay balls and slabs available to you so you can make almost anything your heart desires. The best part is, you can choose to paint on the wet clay right after you make your project or or come back and paint once it's been fired. Here's how it works:
Step 1: Sign up for Scheduled Studio Time. When you come in, let our staff know what project you would like to work on. Prices for the projects will vary (typically $35-$55), but a $35 deposit is required at sign-up.
Step 2: Our friendly staff will prepare your clay, explain how it works, and give you clay glue and tools to make your project.
Step 3: Once you are done, you can decide if you would like to paint on the wet clay or come back to paint once it has been fired.
Step 4: Once it is finished, we will fire it up, this typically takes up to 3 weeks.
Step 5: When your piece is fired, we will call you to come pick it up.
Classes are non-refundable but you can rebook to a future class.