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Expressive Handbuilding: Session 6

Beginner Course

  • 395 US dollars
  • Clayroom San Mateo

Class Description

Wednesdays @ 5:45-8:15 pm, August 14 - September 18 with Isabella Comai Six weeks of clay instruction designed for beginner (little to no experience) potters who would like to learn the basics of handbuilding. Students will explore pinch, coil, and slab techniques to create functional and sculptural wares including cups, mugs, bowls, plates, figures, and more! This course will also feature an emphasis on surface design techniques including using underglazes as paints, inlay, paper transfer, sgraffito and relief carving. Week 1: Introduction to handbuilding techniques experimenting with pinch, coil, and slab Week 2: Exploring pinched vessels and figures Week 3: Approaches to larger forms Week 4: Intensive greenware surface treatment & individual project help Week 5: Bisqueware surface techniques & glazing demo Week 6: Glaze party! Class includes: - 25 lbs of clay - 6-weeks of 2.5 hours of instruction - Unlimited use of studio during open studio hours - Firing fees - Glazes

Upcoming Sessions


Class Fees & Schedule: - Class fees cover instructed class time (as listed in specific class schedule), use of tools and equipment, open studio hours, studio glazes and kiln firings - Pottery class fees include 25 lbs of clay - Classes are subject to change if the minimum student quota (7) isn't met - Class switches will only be available one week prior to the commencement of classes and are based on the capacity of classes at time of request Attendance: - It is mandatory for all students who are new to the studio attend the first class - No “make-up” classes are given but drop-in's are welcome in another class if space permits - For adult classes, participants must be at least 14 years of age Personal Belongings: - Any items left behind 30 days after the final class meeting may be discarded without notice Refund Policy: - Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable - Refund or credit (minus $20 processing fee) if a cancellation request is received at least TWO WEEKS prior to the start of class - Cancellation requests 48 hours or less than to start class, a credit (no refund) MAY be granted ONLY if your spot can be filled - No refunds or credits after attending 1st class - Classes missed due to failure to attend, planned absences, minor illnesses or vacations will not be credited for future classes Student Open Studio Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10AM - 6PM Friday - Sunday: 10AM - 9PM Hours subject to change upon five days' notice

Contact Us

  • Clayroom San Mateo

    3050 South Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA, USA

    (650) 638-8139

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