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Vessels Pinched and Coiled: Beginning Hand-Building

Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vessels Pinched and COiled

Eight Weeks Starting Tuesday, April 11 ·

Ceramic vessels are one of our earliest technologies: the powerful ability to contain and move liquid or grain. Pinched and coiled pots, while simple to construct, have virtually endless forms with specific uses.

The qualities that make a vessel good for displaying flowers might make it poor for serving gravy. This 8 week course will teach beginning pinching and coiling techniques and ceramic glazing skills. Using our hands and simple tools, we’ll create hollow containers both functional and sculptural. We’ll explore vessels by beginning with what we want them to hold, starting with hand-sized pots and working up to larger pieces.

With these flexible clay techniques students may build vases, bowls, cups, planters, boxes, jugs, lanterns, and more. We will also view images of ceramic designs ancient to modern, and explore our homes for vessel forms. This class is designed for complete beginners, but intermediate potters will also find it helpful.

Starts on Tuesday, April 11 ·
6:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Utility Works
32 East Baltimore Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050 United States
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