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Handbuilding Workshop at RAWspace

  • RAWspace Unit 102, 270 Carlaw Avenue Toronto, ON, M4M 3L1 Canada (map)

In this three-hour workshop, each participant will learn how to make fundamental forms with clay using the slab-built method. Each person will be given 3lbs of cone 6 mid-porcelain clay, and access to tools and underglazes to build and decorate their own unique Mug, Espresso Cup, Vase or Planter. Two or more pieces can be made, depending on the size. Surface techniques will be explored with underglaze and carving, to create beautiful AND functional pieces. There will be examples of finished pieces available to reference for your design choices. No experience required!

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*To make the most of this workshop, please wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and trim your fingernails! Long nails dig into the clay and mark up your work.

The pieces made during the class will be transported to Annika’s studio where they will be bisque fired, coated with clear glaze and fired to cone 6. The finished work will be returned to RAWspace, where they can be picked up 2 weeks after the class.

*Annika will do her best to ensure all of the pieces survive with fantastic results, but clay can be quite unpredictable and results may vary from example pieces.

Earlier Event: November 19
Mississauga Potters Fall Sale
Later Event: December 17
Xpace Zine + Maker Fair