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Hand Build a Serving Bowl

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16+
Beginner
195
August 18, 2023
August 18, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Note this Workshop meets on two separate weekends. August 18 and August 25

In this workshop, students will learn how to pinch and coil clay in one day. In the first part of the day students will learn about the history of this specific technique of combining pinching and coiling. Students will create a small pinch pot to get a sense and feel of the clay before building the large bowl. Then students will begin with pinching their large amount of clay successfully into a low bowl. In the afternoon students will add coils to their bowls to finish. They can then add detail by braiding the top coil or elevating the braids into handles.

One week later, students will reconvene to learn about glazing and different techniques on glaze application. In the first part of the day, instruction will mostly be given and students will plan how they will glaze their bowls. A brief history and explanation of what glaze is will also be given.

Depending on the flow of the day, some students may begin glazing before we break for lunch. In the afternoon, students will glaze their work by applying underglaze or regular glaze. The class will begin with glazing their small pinch pot to get a sense of glazing before beginning on their large bowl.

After the glazing process in completed, sutdents will have a finished, functional piece for their home.  

About the Instructor(s)

Liz O'Brien began studying ceramics in 2011 and received her BS in Art with an emphasis in Ceramics in 2014. O'Brien has been teaching ceramics to children and adults since 2015. In 2021, Jeff Edwards (Father) and O'Brien opened a community ceramics studio in Southern Oregon. Their main goal is to provide a safe, creative, supportive and fun teaching environment for students.

Materials List: Students Bring

Apron or wear older clothing.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Instructor can provide most tools and materials. Except kilns.
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