Intro to Handbuilding – Monday Evenings with Audrey Horner (9/12/22-10/17/22), 5-8PM
Dates: Monday, September 12th – October 17th (6 weeks)
Price: $360 (glaze, 1st bag of clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools ($20 + tax) and additional clay ($30-$35 per 25 lb bag) available for purchase at Clay Studio.
Description: This 6-week course is for those that are looking to learn the basic techniques of handbuilding. In this class, we will explore scale and form through refining techniques including pinching, coiling, and slab building. We will look at artists ranging from Jun Kaneko, to Betty Feves, to Fujikasa Satoko, and find all the possibilities that handbuilding gives in both sculptural and functional work.
Drop-in open studio hours will be available for this course: Students are welcome to come in to Clay Studio during our Open Studio Lab hours to work independently on Sundays from 11AM-4PM, Mondays from 10AM-1PM, Tuesdays from 4PM-8PM, and Fridays from 10AM-1PM. Please note that Open Studio Lab hours are subject to change.
Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate: Starting February 1, 2022, Clay Studio will require all employees, teachers, members and students to be vaccinated in order to enter the studio. You must show your vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card or your SMART Health Card Record from Ca.gov to a Clay Studio employee on your first day of class. You may also email a photo of the above to info@ClayStudioSB.org.
Instructor: Audrey Horner
About the Instructor: Originally from Los Angeles, Audrey is a ceramic artist who graduated with her degree in Ceramics and Philosophy in May of 2022. Working with clay since she was age 10, Audrey has been immersing herself in the ceramics community at every opportunity. From working as a teacher and a lab technician, to running her own small ceramics business, her passion for the medium grows with each new learning experience. Balancing between wheel throwing and handbuilding, Audrey is exploring scale, community, and mindfulness through her practice. She is beyond thrilled to be here in Santa Barbara and to be a part of Clay Studio’s extraordinary environment.