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Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beginner/Intermediate   

Students begin to work with handbuilding techniques in clay such as coils, slabs, punch, molds, and textures. Intermediate students will fine-tune techniques for creating pottery and sculptural work. This class will explore many methods, emphasize design, and encourage creativity. 

Class includes up to 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay is available for purchase. There is an upcharge for porcelain clay. All clay and glazes mut be provided by ACE (no outside clay or glazes allowed).

ACE is a teaching pottery studio, not a production studio. The firing schedule and quantities are controlled by the Lab Technician.


Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beginner/Intermediate
Item: CH1008 Amy Webber
Tu   1:30 PM - 4:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 10 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 10/5/2021 - 12/14/2021       Fee: $289.00

NO CLASS NOV 23.   Students must bring and wear a mask at all times.

*Learn techniques working in clay to build pottery using coils and slabs. This is designed for those new to clay and those who want to continue their study and fine tune their techniques. 
*Kiln size determines piece size and firing schedule. Quantities at instructor discretion.

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply list:  (Supplies available at craft stores & Amazon) 

Basic Pottery Tool Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools. Apron, towel, plastic bags, soft hair watercolor brushes a few sizes 12, 6, 1 , hake brush 1", sumi brush, pencil, sketch note book.
*there will be other things used working with clay that can be gotten at students discretion and depending on projects.


Register early to avoid disappointment, as classes will fill up quickly!

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