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Hand-building Level 1

When life seems all a bit too serious and you just need to get your hands dirty and play in the mud it is time you join Claire Simone-Becq through this six-week hand-building class. Re-live your childhood Play-Doh dreams with equipment suited for grown-ups i.e. giant pasta extruder, slab rollers, etc.

The class will be an introduction to the fundamentals of forming clay vessels and sculpture by hand. Each week you will learn new basic hand building techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing and finishing to create projects such as bowls, hanging plant pots, serving dishes, plates, vases, wall hangings, mugs, cups and small sculptures.

Forming techniques will include pinching, coiling, slab rolling, sculpting, carving and attaching. Decorative techniques will include sgraffito, the use of textures, and painting with coloured slips. By the end of the six weeks, you will have the option to work on your own projects using the new knowledge you have learned.  Your imagination is the limit in this class!

Start Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Duration: six-weeks, every Wednesday
Instructor: Claire Simone-Becq
Price: $295

Workshop is an open-access facility that houses creative studios and a ceramics facility. We offer individual studios, memberships to our ceramic studio as well as ceramic classes, workshops and events.

We occupy two bays in the historic Northwestern Brass Foundry building in Inglewood.

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