Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 12:00 noon to 3:00pm West Coast Time
This on-line workshop will cover the basics of handbuilding with textured slabs! Participants should have some experience handling clay, and have their own tools and materials and a place to work and a device that can access Skype. Students will also need access to a printer for printing out the templates that I will send before the class. All technical issues with Skype must be worked out before hand, which can be done with a scheduled test call to me, if need be.
Handling of clay, making slabs, imprinting them
Making of and use of templates
Cutting angles for strong joins and smooth seams
Slab handles and spouts, and how to shape and attach them
Cost is $95, class is limited to 9 participants.
-2 or 3 wareboards to work on (I prefer drywall with taped edges) about 12”x 15”
-clay & cutting wire
-a stiff, small, cheap brush for spreading slip
-fettling knife, x-acto knife or something fine to cut with
- needle tool
-a fat throwing stick, or a big spoon – something curved and smooth for pushing out the insides of things
- rolling pin &/or Chinese clay mallet
-pony roller aka pizza dough roller
- any cool texture tools you've got!
- a clean towel or rag for your lap to keep your fingers clean
- pottery sponge
- ribs for smoothing slabs
-card stock or old file folders or thicker paper to make templates with
- SOMETHING THAT TURNS – a banding wheel if you have one, or if not, get one of these inexpensive guys at Target, Wallmart or Bed bath & Beyond