Ceramics Handbuilding


Learn the fundamentals of handbuilding pottery.

Handbuilding is a ceramics technique that allows you to create forms with clay and your hands, without using a throwing wheel. Before ceramicists invented the wheel, handbuilding was the only way they could create functional and artistic ceramic forms. All you need to get started are your clay, your hands, and a few simple tools. In the class, students will learn different handbuilding techniques to make wall hangings, pots, tiles, and more!


What's Included

  • Clay

What to Bring

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Clothes you don't mind getting dirty

There are no prerequisites for ceramics classes, though students are encouraged to take classes progressively starting with beginning-level class. Studio tools are available to users; additional equipment may be purchased from the Craft Center front desk. Clay and glaze is provided. All programs are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Registration is required; there is a fee associated with this class. Thank you for your patience as we reopen the ASI Craft Center! 

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