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Tues Morning: Hand-Building Techniques

10:30am-1:30pm | Taught by Josephine Mette Larsen

  • Started Mar 26
  • 495 US dollars
  • Lisa Naples Clay Studio

Available spots


Course Description

Hand-building techniques used to create pottery are plentiful and can be daunting. Where do you start when the options are endless? How can you build a foundation of knowledge so when you look at an inspirational photo, you can decipher how to capture a specific shape, detail or expression? This course presents a range of different techniques for building form and creating vessels while encouraging you to stay true to your own vision, inherent interests and material exploration. We will learn techniques of slab building (soft and firm), coil building, pinching and using bisque molds to create form. The process of creating form is not only additive but also subtractive: working from a rough silhouette and scraping away at the surface to reveal a refined shape and exterior. Allowing yourself to be patient and present as familiarity with the materials and understanding of the process unfolds is the intention of this class. Cost of the class is $495 which covers all materials except for clay which can be purchased for $14/12.5lb bag.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 34 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825, USA



Cancellation Policy

**PAYMENTS:** - MANUAL payments: need to be paid within a week of registering. - CHECK payments: Pay to "Lisa Naples" at 5 S Harrison St. Frenchtown NJ 08825. - CASH payments: Pay in-person within a week of registering. **CLASS CANCELLATION:** - Full refund if > 2 weeks before start date; half refund 7-14 days before; non-refundable < 7 days before start date. - Lisa Naples reserves the right to cancel a class at any point if registration falls below 6 participants. In this case, you will be fully refunded. **MISSED CLASSES:** - No makeup for missed classes, however, 3 hours of open studio access will be allotted to students who miss a class during a 10-week session.

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