ONSITE: Ceramic Lamps (this class is only offered a few times a year)
Create a pair of ceramic lamps using ceramic columns, wood bases and high-quality brass parts. We’ll explore form, surface and glazing to create ceramic columns that suit your personal style. You’ll even learn some wiring basics to make your lamps functional.
- Al's classes are formatted so that the first 15-20 minutes is a critique of work in progress, the next hour is a demonstration, and the rest of class time is for individual work time. Practice is expected outside of class, but not required. The materials fee includes the components to make two lamps, but more may be bought from the instructor if you would like.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit visarts.org for more information.
About the Instructor
Al has been been playing and working with mud since he was a kid, his “Play-Doh Fun Factory” was just the best toy Al ever had. Al believes he became an architect and space designer as a result of all those things that he built in my “first childhood." Over the years he have been in and out of the clay studio. He worked on the wheel for many years making bowls, cups, teapots and the lot, but the move to hand-building has been very rewarding and offering a set of challanges that combine both his architectual training and creative side in new and different ways
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