Hand-Building with Clay with Scott Jennings
Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Eight Thursdays: November 12 through January 21st, 1—3pm
Note: Class will skip November 26, December 24 and December 31
WHERE: Online via Zoom. Participants will receive an email invitation with Zoom directions prior to each class.
COST: $250 (Current members of The Potters’ Studio:$125) Advance registration is required.
REGISTRATION: Register on our website: http://www.berkeleypottersstudio.com, call us at (510)-528-3286, email us to request an invoice to pay online, or come in. firstname.lastname@example.org
SUGGESTED CLAY and FIRING TEMPERATURE: Cone 10 clay (Recycled Clay, B-Mix, Black Mountain, Soldate or Rod’s Bod) Cone 5/6 clay will also work.
This hand-building class will cover various techniques for constructing functional pottery by hand. Demonstrations will include working with soft slabs to make cups, using darts to alter slab cylinders, coiling small and large vessels using different strategies, making geometric forms using hard slabs and supported slabs, using the kurinuki technique, slip decorating and glazing, and informative lectures and discussions about the firing process.
This class is for beginners as well as intermediate students. Advanced students who need a refresher on techniques or new inspiration are also welcome.
Scott Jennings is a Bay Area artist who has been working with clay for over 25 years. He has many years of teaching experience at the community college level as well as at private and public studios. Scott has worked as a ceramic lab technician and was the Dinnerware Production Manager at Heath Ceramics. He maintains a workspace in San Francisco at Red Brick Studio in the Mission.