Ceramics: Hand Building, Press Molds, Firing, and More!

October 23, 2017 - November 5, 2017

An intensive foundation level course for beginners who want to get serious about ceramics.

Event starts at 4:00 PM on Monday
and ends at 4:00 PM on Sunday

Cost of Program -- $1,485.00

Event Department

Heartwood Institute

More than just a how to course in hand building and simple mold making, this course delves into the science of clay, glaze options, firing cycles, tools, and equipment. The curriculum is geared towards mid-range fired ceramics (cone 6) using an electric kiln.

      The class combines brief lectures, demonstrations, and a series of hands on assignments. Class size is limited to eight participants in order to allow for as much individual instruction as possible. The instructors intent is to lead the student to a deeper understanding of ceramics as a medium and the creative potential it offers.

     We will explore a variety of hand building processes, single piece press molds, templates, surface embellishment, glazing techniques, creative thinking, and more!

      Classes and demonstrations will be offered daily, while allowances will be made to give students ample studio time with which to hone their skills. The studio is kept open daily from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. Tools and materials will be provided for use on class assignments.   

Interested in going? Contact the program coordinator art@heartwoodinstitute.org Or call 707-923-5000


George Lea
George brings three decades of experience working with both arts organizations and community development issues to the institute. Since the mid-seventies he ha…

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