Hand-building Basics

create a variety of slab-built dishes with food-safe glazes

  • 60 US dollars
  • Location 1

Service Description

This is a 2-session course, allowing time for the pieces created in the first session to be fired to allow for glazing at the next session. Sessions will occur on back-to-back weeks for one hour each at the same time each session (this timing is preferred, unless another time is requested and agreed upon after reservation). Guests will arrive and be walked through the process of slab-building, a hand-building process in which stoneware clay is rolled out and laid over various molds to create functional pieces. This instruction time will allow the guests to work with the wet clay and create as many pieces as they wish in the allotted time period (2-4 on average), from small dishes to bowls and plates. Various textural elements like lace and handmade stamps will be available for printing into the clay surface to add visual interest. Pots will then be fired to prepare for the next week's session. During the following session, guests will have a selection of gorgeous glazes to paint and layer on their pre-fired forms. The pieces will then be fired once more for a result that is food-safe and ready to be used in the home. The studio also has a gallery where attendees will have a chance to shop a selection of locally made art and the host's work. Beverages in glass bottles are allowed to be brought in, no food please.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us 24 hours in advance.

Contact Details

  • USA