In this class we will explore different hand building techniques to create your very own pottery pieces from scratch! Students will be shown how to hand build a cup/mug using pinch slab techniques and some textures. Other projects include a simple vase and plate. There will also be opportunity for students to try wheel-work. Demos will be shown throughout the course but students may make their own variations. Those with prior experience in the medium are encouraged to work at their own pace and bring in their own project ideas. After the first firing in the studio kiln, you will glaze your pieces, which will be fired once more for a colourful and professional looking result.
Clay will be available at $35 / block or $17.50 for a half block (recommended)
All glazes and firings are included
Photo credits: Karin Pavey
Karin was born and grew up in Toronto. She began her ceramic studies in Sweden and is a graduate of both Sheridan College and the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design where she received a BFA. She was a ceramic instructor for many years at the Gardiner Museum. In addition, she has taught at Sheridan College, the ROM and the Toronto District School Board. She currently works in her Toronto west end studio and teaches part time. Karin is an established and respected Canadian potter whose colourful tableware has been exhibited in North America and Europe. She has been the recipient of many awards and honours, including grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and her work has been showcased extensively in both public and private collections. Karin travels frequently to Europe, where she continues to draw inspiration for her work.