Hand Building

Madame Butterfly by Debbie HoferStudents will be introduced to the hand building of pinch, coil and slab as well as basic design techniques to create functional and nonfunctional clay objects. Through instruction of these techniques, students will begin to recognize the properties, possibilities and limitations of clay and acquire skills to perfect their work and create aesthetically pleasing forms with strong craftsmanship.

Students who have already acquired the basic techniques of hand building and design will be able to build upon their skills to create more advanced works.  

  • Age

    18+

  • Instructor (Winter II & Spring)

    Dianne ZinkDianne Zink

  • Instructor (Summer I & II)

    Alexis Arrazcaeta, pottery teacherAlexis Arrazcaeta

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Required Materials
    • 5-gallon bucket with lid
    • set of pottery tools
    • apron (recommended)
    • either two plastic garbage bags or dry cleaner plastic or a box of saran wrap
    • small spray bottle
    • small bottles of hand lotion (highly recommended)
  • Materials Fee:

    $50 (due to the instructor on the first day of class)

  • Tuition

    $120 member / $140 non-member

Winter II (weeks of Feb. 25 - Apr. 6)

6 weeks
Schedule Options
>Wed., 6-8:30 pm
>Fri., 10 am – 12:30 pm

Spring (weeks of Apr. 15 - May 25)

6 weeks
Schedule Options
>Wed., 6-8:30 pm
>Fri., 10 am – 12:30 pm

(Non-refundable online processing fees apply.)

Summer I (weeks of June 5-July 10)

6 weeks
Schedule Options
>Wed., 6-8:30 pm

(Non-refundable online processing fees apply.)

Summer II (weeks of July 24-Aug. 28)

6 weeks
Schedule Options
>Wed., 6-8:30 pm

(Non-refundable online processing fees apply.)