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Ceramics
Wheel and Hand Building
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Contact Dinorah to register

Email: benavides.dinorah59@gmail.com

Text: (559) 708-6958

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2024 Open Studio Series

August-September Session

August 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

September 9, 12, 16

 

September-October Session

September 19, 24, 26, 30

October 7, 10, 14, 17

3 - 5 p.m.

$160 

prorated for people joining late

Mondays and Thursdays (with one Wednesday) 

no makeups

The Open Studio Hand Building series is for developing clay artists who have clay experience and have the foundational skills to work with clay. The goal is to allow students to work with more complex hand building forms and therefore develop individual skills.

This open studio format is not a class with lessons, but rather a friendly artistic endeavor that is supported by the people who make up the session community. Dinorah will provide oral suggestions for best practices if a student needs assistance and be available to provide information as she works on her individual projects. Students can observe and be introduced to clay handling strategies and new techniques.

● Note the class is considerably lower in cost than the Beginning Hand Building Class due to the format of the Open Studio concept.

● Students will provide their own clay.

● Students may opt to provide their own glazes, or may pay a $15-$30 fee to use the instructors glazes, depending upon glaze need.

● Students will be responsible for bisque and glaze firing fees. 

The fee is apportioned by the person operating the firing, depending on kiln space needed.

Beginning Hand Building Series

August-September Session

August 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

September 9, 12, 16

 

September-October Session

September 19, 24, 26, 30

October 7, 21, 24, 28

5 - 7 p.m.

$245 

Includes use of tools, materials: clay, glazes, and firing

makeups available in an open studio session

The class is designed for beginning students working in clay. A number of hand building methods will be taught to create forms, such as bowls, platters, containers, mugs, etc. 

Emphasis of surface decoration is explored. The use of englobes, underglazes, and glazes are considered for surface finishes. Design techniques are employed to add design to surface.

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