When May 18, 2022 at 6:00pm 3 hrs
Where Bountiful Davis Art Center 90 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010, United States
Contact Beginning Hand building with Erik Brown [email protected]

Wednesdays April 13th to May 18th 6:00-9:00 PM Ages 15+   In this class, students will learn about the properties of clay, and the techniques that make clay a useful medium to create functional as well as artistic forms fitting for everyday use. Techniques that will be primarily taught will include: o Additive pinch technique fit for forming vessels from coils of clay, blending them together for sound structural constructions. o Soft slab construction for forming objects out of thinly rolled sheets of clay that can be bent and stretched to the desired form. o Hard slab construction, where slabs are allowed to dry to be cut into exact shapes and joined together at the right time to allow the clay to securely bond together. o Pre-glaze decoration techniques suitable for the various stages in which the clay may be worked. o Introductory glazing and finishing techniques for functional and decorative work. Students completing the class should also obtain a firm basic grounding in not only methods for forming clay by hand, but also an introduction to the esthetics of form.   Class cost includes materials. Finished work pick-up day will be within three weeks of the end of the class to allow for firing time.