Pots for Plants
- Teacher: Joe
- Class Length: 3 Weeks
- Date: Thursdays, March 7, 14 & 21
- Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- Materials fee $25 – included in price
- Class will be held in Studio 1
Welcome to “Pots for Plants,” a three-session pottery class where students get the opportunity to unleash their creativity and hand build functional planters for their beloved greens. Whether you’re an experienced potter or a complete beginner, this class is designed to guide you through the fun process of creating unique and personalized planters that not only serve a practical purpose but also add beauty to your home.
Session 1: Introduction to Hand Building In the first session, we will delve into the fundamentals of hand building techniques. You’ll explore various hand-building techniques such as pinch pots, coil construction, and slab building. Our experienced instructor will provide step-by-step demonstrations and offer individual guidance to help you gain confidence and develop your pottery skills.
Session 2: Design and Decoration During the second session, we’ll focus on unleashing your creativity by exploring different design possibilities for your planters. We’ll discuss aesthetic considerations, such as shape, texture, and form, and guide you in translating your ideas into tangible pottery creations. We’ll also cover any additional finishing touches, such as adding drainage holes or attaching decorative elements. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with surface decoration techniques, such as carving, stamping, and adding unique patterns or textures. Our instructor will share valuable tips and tricks to help you achieve the desired results.
Session 3: Glazing and Finishing Touches In the final session, we’ll explore the art of glazing, a crucial step that adds color, depth, and durability to your planters. You’ll learn about different glazes and their effects, as well as techniques for applying glaze to achieve various finishes. Our instructor will guide you through the glazing process, ensuring that you have a solid understanding of how to create beautiful and functional planters. We’ll also cover any additional finishing touches, such as adding drainage holes or attaching decorative elements.
By the end of the “Pots for Plants” class, you will have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to hand build your own unique planters, tailored to the specific needs and aesthetics of your plants. These planters will not only enhance the health and growth of your beloved greenery but also serve as stunning artistic pieces that showcase your individual style and creativity.
So, come join us in this exciting pottery adventure and let your imagination take shape! Sign up for “Pots for Plants” and embark on a fulfilling journey of creating functional and beautiful planters for your plants.
A variety of techniques and processes will be used to create handmade pottery that is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
Come dressed comfortably, with clothes that can get messy.
Tools and materials will be provided – materials included in price.