Introduction to Hand-Building

New to clay? In this class, you’ll create functional pieces of pottery such as cups, bowls and platters using slab-building and coil-building processes. Learn to select and use the right tools, create a variety of forms and apply both glazes and slips. By the end of the class, you’ll have a good understanding of basic ceramic studio practices.

Special Notes

  • All materials and equipment provided.
  • You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor

Maria Galuszka

Maria Galuszka is a full time studio potter living in Richmond. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art. After post-grad travels, she returned to Richmond and began interning in the ceramic studio under Jeff Vick here at VisArts. She now works under her brand 'Butternut Press' hand building functional ceramic wares and incorporating drawing and painting onto the surfaces of her pottery. She travels to fine craft shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and has been featured in print media, blogs and pop-up shops nationally. Maria is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, exhibits her work at Shockoe Bottom Clay and works out of her home studio with her dog Lulu.

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Introduction to Hand-Building

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September 11 - November 1310 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $220.00
Member Tuition: $198.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Maria Galuszka
Level: Beginner