In this three-hour workshop, each participant will learn how to make fundamental forms with clay focusing on the slab-built method. Each person will be given cone 6 mid-porcelain clay, and access to tools and underglazes to build and decorate their own set of unique Mugs, or espresso cups. Two or more pieces can be made, depending on the size. Surface techniques will be explored with underglaze, carving, and textures to create beautiful AND functional pieces. There will be examples of finished pieces available to reference for your design choices. No experience required!
*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 again to cone 6 (2200F). The finished work will be returned to RAWspace 2 weeks after the class where they can be picked up.