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If you’ve ever struggled with figuring out just what to do with your pieces beyond basic forms or if you’re looking to dive deeper into your surface options then this class is for you. Students will learn a variety of techniques and tips to impact the surface of their forms whether they are hand built or wheel thrown.
In the first half of the class session, techniques will range from using underglazes to manipulating the walls of a form to texture, carving and more. Along with gaining knowledge and practice with individual decoration options, students will practice layering the various methods to achieve a well-thought out surface.
The second half of class will focus on glazing methods and considerations. Topics will include successfully planning a glaze color palette, application beyond dipping, using wax resist options, decals and more.
Each week students will do a deep dive in learning and practicing the technique on basic forms
Skill Level: Minimum of one previous hand building or wheel throwing class
Mandatory clean up on the last day of class.
January 9th - March 8th, 2018
Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost includes: one bag of house clay, instruction, 2 sheets of decal paper per student, slip trailer, underglazes, and open studio hours. Students are responsible for purchasing clay through the studio's store. Clay cost includes: firing fees, wax, studio stains, and cone 10 glazes.
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**NO CLASS REFUNDS**
**REGISTRATION DEADLINE JANUARY 5th, 2018**
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Instructor: Jillian O'Dwyer
Jillian is a ceramic artist who focuses mainly on creating hand built, functional pieces. When she's not creating her own work she teaches hand building techniques to both children and adults. Jillian is currently an Instructor at AMOCA Ceramics Studio. Her work is exhibited at The American Museum of Ceramic Art's Museum Store, Redlands Art Association, Riverside Art Museum, Artisans and at various art fairs.