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Handbuilding 101

Handbuilding 101 is an introductory level class – no experience necessary. The class is designed to introduce students to working in our clay studio. Pinching, coiling, slab construction, and extruding are the main methods of hand-building that are covered in this beginner level class. You will create functional as well as sculptural forms, such as cups, mugs, bowls and lidded boxes. Surface decoration through slips, stains, and wax, as well as glazing, will be a significant aspect of this class. Studio time outside of class is strongly suggested to build skills as well as finish class projects. Class fee includes one 25 lb. bag of clay and use of specialty tools needed during class, plus use of a storage locker for the duration of the class.

Instructor:  Heather Rhymes

Thursdays [6 weeks] June 6 – July 18: 6:30pm – 9:30pm [skips July 4]

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  NC State students – $110   Public – $175

Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS. Visit the Policies and Procedures page for more information.

*Note: Parking on campus weekdays prior to 5:00pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$10 daily].