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Handbuilding and Surface

at Tribeca Clayworks - TriBeCa

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TriBeCa, Manhattan
120 Warren St
Btwn West & Greenwich Streets
New York, New York 10007
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this handbuilding class:

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.


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Price does NOT include an additional $45 minimum firing fee (non refundable). The cost of each piece is.035 charge per cubic inch -includes both bisque and glaze firings). Once minimum is used up there will be those additional charges per piece.

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Refund Policy
Full refund if cancellation is requested one week before session starts. 

For most classes, if you decide to withdraw prior to the start of the second class, you may receive a refund for the class fee minus a $100 cancellation fee. After that point there are no refunds available. 

For the "Adult Introductory Handbuilding Workshop" only, a full refund is offered for 24 hour cancellation notice. 

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Tribeca Clayworks

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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