Ceramics 101

Ceramics 101


February 24, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Ilwaco Artworks
109 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA, 98624

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Ceramics 101
Sat, Feb 24th
Class: 10:00am to1:00pm | Studio time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
$45.00, includes clay, glazing and firing

In this introductory level class you will learn basic handbuilding techniques, surface design and glazing. This class will prepare you to be self directed in the clay studio.
There will be a demonstration of common tools and techniques, surface design and clear glazing with studio time to develop your piece. Shipping available of finished work for visitors.

Introduction to Basic, Most Used Tools
Pin Tool
Water and Slip
Wooden Modeling Tools
Brush for Slip
Introduction to Making Specifics:
Wedging Clay
Compressing Clay/Refining the Surface with a Rib
Scoring and Slipping
Pinch Pot Basics: How to make a simple bowl/ classic pinch pot – 80z of clay
Coil Building Basics: How to make a cylinder/cup – 8oz of clay
Slab Building Basics: How to make a simple plate using a mold, and a plate with a template + adding a slab rim – 80z of clay x 2
Glazing Basics: How to use underglazes and clear glaze, understanding test tiles.