South Pomfret, Vermont
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Construction in Clay

Explore new possibilities with handbuilding techniques in this project-driven class.

If wheel throwing has you a little frustrated, or maybe just a little bored, try handbuilding different kinds of pots with slabs. We’ll learn methods of forming flat slabs into 3-dimensional forms by using hump and slump molds and templates. We’ll also construct square forms by joining stiff slabs. With each project, we’ll explore the use of textures, learn methods for making and attaching feet and handles, and learn tips for finishing and glazing your pots. Previous ceramic experience helpful, but not necessary. One visit to clay Open Studio is included with the class fee.

Deborah Goodwin holds a BFA in ceramics and sculpture. After college she began working in the fashion industry and has been a successful designer and manufacturer. Upon moving to Vermont in 2007 she began working as an artist again, making soft sculpture pillows and hand-built ceramics.