- Teacher: Scott McClellan
- Class Length: 8 Weeks
- Date: Wednesdays, beginning October 10th
- Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- Materials fee $25 – included in price
This 8-week course Level 2 Ceramics class is designed to help potters reach new heights with handbuilding, literally! Participants will take on the biggest challenge for any potter: GRAVITY. You’ll learn to overcome the natural limits of clay by using a variety of building and sculptural techniques to create strong, graceful, and architecturally significant forms.
The course will address strategic construction techniques as well as how to save something that’s reaching for the ground. Achieve stronger bonds and pieces, and design structural integrity by learning about joinery, independently stable curves and angles, and reinforcements. Sessions will focus on hand building techniques using terracotta clay, utilizing coil, slab, and carving methods.
By the course’s conclusion, participants will possess the skills to build 2 feet tall terracotta structures. This class offers an opportunity to merge traditional building, innovation, and creativity while mastering the techniques needed to create impressive ceramic pieces.
Pottery will be microwave and dishwasher safe, but you will need a very large microwave.
PREREQUISITE: Beginning Pottery from any school.Join the amazing world of ceramics – the sky’s the limit!
Come dressed comfortably, with clothes that can get messy.
Tools and materials will be provided – One 25 lb of clay is included in price. Additional clay can be purchased for $18.
Open Studio Hours: 7 days a week!
Pottery Classes at the Seattle Artist League
Join us for pottery classes in our studio in Seattle’s Georgetown Arts District. We offer classes for beginning ceramics in wheel throwing, hand-building, firing, and glazing. Our pottery classes are open to beginners and intermediate potters.
We have long offered classes in clay sculpting. Our commitment to the medium has expanded with the opening of our south Seattle Ceramics Studio. Join us for classes, workshops, and events in Seattle’s newest ceramics studio.
At the Seattle Artist League, we have a start where you are philosophy. You are welcome in our studio as a beginner or a seasoned pro. Join us.