All Level Handbuilding

All-level students will explore working with slabs, coils, solid and hollow forms. They will also address surface treatments such as slips, oxides, underglazes, and glazes. Classwork will include a variety of handbuilding and surface techniques suitable for participants of all levels of experience. Sculptural and functional forms will be explored and instruction will be based on the needs of the class and the individual.

 

Instructor

Heida Halldorsdottir

Cost

$200 for Roswell Residents, $300 for non-residents

 

Who is it for?

Everyone that has an interest in handbuilding. No previous experience is needed.

 

What you might make:

Vessels, boxes, sculptures, animals and figures.

 

What to expect:

Your instructor will provide hands-on demonstrations during class to instruct you on different techniques, styles and surface treatments in handbuilding. You will be given ideas for different projects you can work on and/or you can choose to work on projects that interest you.

 

What to bring: 

Basic handbuilding tools, such as a fork, a wooden paddle, skewers, wooden dowel rods, soft and stiff brushes in different sizes, a loop tool, a wire tool, a knife, a needle tool, a serrated rib, a red rib from Mudtools (see link 1 below), and if you are into figures and animals, an eye tool from Philippe Faraut is highly recommended (see link 2 below). Be aware it may take up to a week for the eye tool to ship.

Red Rubber Rib

Eye Tool

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