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Handbuilding is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. Handbuilding techniques allow for a wide range of creativity. Using press and hump molds, and other types of form aids you can create functional and sculpture work.
We will also explore many surface decoration and finishing techniques. Surface treatments can occur at any stage of the ceramic process. To name a few methods: on wet clay creating textures with stamps , lace, shape aids etc. /leather hard stage you can carve, scratch and apply many underglaze techniques. Once your piece is fired and ready to be glazed going beyond dipping, pouring and brushing glazes onto your work, you’ll find the alternatives to surface decoration using glaze pencils, water color, image transfer ,stencils, wax resist and more.
Note: The $50 firing fee is required. The cost of firing is.045 per cubic inch- includes both bisque and glaze firings. If you go above the $50 minimum there will be additional charges at that rate.
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Tribeca Clayworks, the first clay studio in Tribeca, has been conducting ceramics classes for the past 20 years. Now housed at the Downtown Community Center, we offer classes for adults and children. Our classes are taught by professional ceramic artists in our fully-equipped ceramics studio. With pottery...
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This workshop is a hand building course using slabs of porcelain to build functional tablewares. In the workshop, we will apply colored clay "slips" to the surface of the mugs and create decorative patterns in blue, black, gray, and pink. Workshop participants will make at least 2 mugs that will be finished with glaze. The mugs can be picked up 2-3...
Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 1pm
Students attending this class will learn classic ceramics techniques used to make teapots, vases, coffee mugs, and practically any functional and sculptural works they can imagine. This class is "trial" class is a hands-on intensive (2 1/2 hours). "Handbuilding" is a process whereby the potter shapes, assembles and embellishes pots from clay that...
Saturday Oct 26th, 6pm - 8pm
In this class you will learn how to make cups, vases, trays, containers and other functional objects by using various handbuilding techniques of pinching, coiling and slabs. This is a terrific introductory class to working with clay, no prior experience is required. Important Thing to Note: The pottery wheel is not used in this class as it requires...
Saturday Dec 7th, 7pm - 9pm
This is a hand building course using slabs of porcelain to build jewelry. Workshop participants will make at 5 pairs of earrings and 5 brooch, lapel pins, backpack pins or hat pins (5 pieces total) and 1 accessory dish / Mug that will be finished with glaze. The items can be picked up 2-3 weeks after the workshop. The workshop is 3 hours and is a...
Sunday Nov 3rd, 10am - 1pm
This workshop is a hand building course using slabs of porcelain to build functional tableware, mainly tumblers, or cups, perfect for coffee, tea or any other beverage. In the workshop, we will apply colored clay "slips" to the surface of the cups and create decorative patterns in blue, black, gray and pink. Workshop participants will make at least...
Sunday Nov 10th, 10am - 4pm
Pinch, roll, coil, or flatten to make functional or sculptural pieces. Learn the basic hand building techniques with enough guidance to inspire your unique creativity. Between classes, students are welcome to practice at no additional charge, providing the studio is open and classes are not in session. Due to space limitations, we cannot offer make-up...
Saturday Nov 2nd, 10:30am - 12:30pm(8 sessions)
Introduction to Sculptural Ceramics Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Satisfy your curiosity, and experience a fun and thorough introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel. Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more in this exciting introduction to throwing fundamentals. Your instructor guides you through the process...
Saturday Oct 26th, 2pm - 5pm(4 sessions)
Hand-building is an ancient art of creating objects out of clay with just simply your hands and some basic tools. Unlike wheel- throwing, hand-building allows for numerous variations in form, so come in ready to be creative, experiment and explore. These 2 hour workshops are part of an ongoing series that will cover different hand building methods,...
Monday Oct 28th, 7pm - 9pm
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