ONSITE: Hand-Built Ceramics

Work on functional or sculptural forms using slabs and hand-bulding techniques with guidance and demonstrations from the instructor. Demonstrations could include: making textural tools to personalize work, how to use the spray booth and how to use the sand blaster. Students will have ample time to practice their craft with the benefit of having a professional ceramicist in studio to answer questions and offer demonstrations. Raku firings will be included in this class.

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.

    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 for more information.

About the Instructor

Paul Klassett

Paul has a BFA in photography from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. He began doing pottery in 2000 and has been teaching ceramics at the Visual Art Center since 2012. Currently he shows at Shockoe Bottom Clay gallery in Richmond, Va. He also exhibits at various art festivals through out the central east coast.

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ONSITE: Hand-Built Ceramics

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Class Details
January 12 - March 16 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Fri
Tuition: $280.00
Member Tuition: $252.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Paul Klassett
Level: Beginner