Ceramics for Beginners: Part I
During this 4 week course students will use slabs of clay to create trays, cups, mugs and vases of various sizes and shapes. Surface decoration, particularly texture, will be emphasized. Students will impress slabs with a wide variety of materials such as fabric, natural and found objects, texture mats, stamps, etc. Templates may be used to make some forms and students will be encouraged to create their own as well. They will also have the opportunity to make their own personalized stamps to use in their work. Finally students will glaze their creations in ways that will reveal their textured surfaces.