Handbuilding 1 – Thursday Mornings with Molly Gwitt
Dates: Thursday, July 28th – September 1st (6 weeks)
Times: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Price: $360 (glaze, 1st bag of clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools and additional clay available for purchase at Clay Studio.
Description: This 6-week course is for those that are looking to learn the basic techniques of handbuilding. The beginning portion of the class will focus on projects that explore the processes of slab construction, pinch pots, and coil making. The remainder of the course will cover the basics of surface decoration, firing, and glazing completed 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: Molly Gwitt
About your instructor: Born and raised in Wisconsin, Molly moved to California in the summer of 2021 to work at Clay Studio. She took her first pottery class at age 14, where she discovered her passion for ceramics. After graduating high school, Molly began teaching pottery to middle schoolers and high schoolers at an art camp. Here, she fell in love with raku firing and found creative ways to inspire her community through art and creativity. Molly received her BFA from University of Wisconsin — Green Bay in Spring of 2021, and received the honor of Outstanding Senior Show Award of her class at her Senior Exhibition. In her free time, Molly loves hiking and spending time in nature, which is where she draws much of her inspiration for her art. She is excited to explore all that Santa Barbara has to offer and to be a part of the wonderful community at Clay Studio.