Private handbuilding Lessons
Adults (ages 16+)
Try a private four week handbuilding course! | customizable class schedule
1 hr 30 min $360 937 E St.
Private Lessons - Adults (ages 16+)
Once a week for 4 weeks | Customized schedule (message to book)
No Experience necessary!
Over the course of 4 weeks, you will be taught the fundamentals of handbuilding, from core techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slump molding, to adding surface details to your vessel, and glazing. For those of you with past experience, lessons will be structured around your specific goals for the course, in an effort to build upon established skills.
Regardless of skill set, these lessons will be tailored to your specific interests, and move at your desired pace. You will receive 90 minutes of hands-on one on one instruction per class session.
All tools and supplies will be provided, as well as a designated shelf for your works in progress.
Each 4 week course includes one 25lb bag of cone 5 B-Mix, however, additional clay can be purchased for $25 a bag or $2.50 per individual pound.
The cost of firing your work is included and glazes are provided.
Studio, tools, and equipment overview
The timeline of pottery making
Overview of core techniques + discuss which techniques are of the most interest to you
Maintenance of works in progress
Continue using core techniques to create a collection of wares
Shaping the walls
Exploration of pottery tools
Working with leather hard surfaces
Carving and adding surface detail
Attaching hand-built details to your wares
Preparing your wares for their first firing
Bisque firings vs. glaze firings
Applying wax resist on the wheel and freehand
What is glaze and how to work with it
The differences between underglaze, brush-on glaze, and dipping glaze
How to dip glaze your wares
This small, three person, business runs solely on appointment based scheduling. Thus, your mindfulness and consideration of our time and resources is greatly appreciated.
Lessons, classes, and drop-in time may be rescheduled one (1) time, free of charge, but must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the scheduled session.
Lessons, classes, and drop-in time may be canceled for a full refund up until 1 week prior to the scheduled session.
For cancellations made within 1 week of the session, there is a fee equal to 50% of the cost of the original booking.
Workshop tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.
No refunds will be made for those in your party unable to attend. However, if desired, a voucher can be provided for a future communal session.
This policy does not change for unexpected life events, obligations or illness.
There is absolutely no refund or rescheduling for no shows.