Ceramics – Fun with Clay ~ with Blanka Soltys
Spend the week creating hand-built clay vessels and bowls with expressive qualities inspired by patterns from nature. Blanka Soltys will demonstrate basic techniques in construction of ceramics, including coiling, pinching, and slap construction and be there to stoke and nurture your creative clay impulses.
There is a pottery wheel on site for those who would like to practice throwing forms on a wheel. Explore a variety of styles and techniques for decorating and finishing your ceramic pieces: texture, sgraffito, slip inlays, and glazes galore! Ceramics will be painted with beautiful colorful low-fire dinnerware safe glazes. All of the class work will be fired on site in the electric kiln at the camp.
This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students. Blanka will give personal instruction to students of any skill level. Whether you are an instructor who wishes to expand your skills and get inspirational ideas for class projects, an aspiring potter or simply interested in the recreational aspect of clay, this is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the medium under expert guidance.
Fee: $22 includes a bag of clay and firing expenses.
Note book, pencil, apron, old towel and pottery tool kit (can be purchased in any art/craft or ceramic store for $12) two watercolor brushes, student quality, size 6 and 10. (approx. $5)