ONSITE: Intermediate Hand Building
Learn new hand-building forms and construction methods, including slab-built forms and textured slabs. We’ll explore mold making and learn how to use personalized, slump molds to create a set of platters or dishes. We’ll also cover hollow wall construction, using tar paper supports and unique glazing techniques.
- All materials and equipment provided. Students should have taken any beginner clay class as a pre-requisite.
- 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.
Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Maria Stone 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.See More Classes By Instructor