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  • Starts Sep 11
  • 425 US dollars
  • Beverly Road

Available spots

What we offer:

Clay Studio: "Sets: Form and Function" Does Form follow Function? Or, does Function follow Form? Artisans have used this question as fuel for a millennia to continuously invent new designs for the utilitarian objects we use for dining, celebrating, or decorating. Just think of how many different sorts of cups you may have in your own cupboard! In this class students will use low-fire clay to explore different methods of hand-building functional wares to make uncommon variations of common functional objects. Each class will present a challenge to redesign and construct new forms for functional wares like cups, mugs, creamers, small plates, small bowls, small platters, jars, spoons, or scoops. Our instructor will help you begin with some basic models of hand-build clay construction, and you'll be able to re-invent form and surface design from there. We'll look at historical and contemporary approaches to various vessel forms, manufactured, and natural elements for inspiration! * An Important Note* The largest object that will be produced in this class will be approximately 5" in any direction (after clay shrinkage). Large objects (i.e. plates, planters, large bowls, vases, etc.) will be discouraged, and reserved for our Specialty Classes and Workshops, TBA. Please refer to the instructor for more details. Students can expect to have a unique set of multiple wares that are food safe and suitable for the microwave and dishwasher. 10 classes total - includes the following materials: - All glazes, slip, clay tools, clay equipment, and storage. - Each participant will receive 25lbs. of Standard #105 White Clay. - If a student needs more clay to work on additional projects, they can buy clay from us at $1.50/Lb, but the initial 25 lbs. should cover all of the main projects made in this class. - This class will fire approximately 4 kilns (also included). * Just a few notes on our Clay Programming: - We are not able to reconstitute clay in our studio. Reconstituting clay means that dried up clay is rehydrated in large stinky tubs over a period of time, and put through a process to be once again usable. We unfortunately do not have this capability at our small studio, so we need to purchase new clay every time we have a class. Students purchasing extra clay from us beyond the allotted 25 lb. amount, can do so at cost ($1 per pound...clay comes in 25Lb bags). * This class will run with a minimum of 8 registrations.

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