ONSITE: Introduction to Hand Building (B)

New to clay? Learn to 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

  • 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. 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 Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times. For more info visit
About the Instructor

Merenda Cecelia

Merenda Cecelia lives in Richmond, Va. She is an artist and state certified art educator with extensive experience in mosaic work including several large installations. She has taught for 12 years in a variety of settings including public and private schools, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and The Visual Arts Center since graduating with a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also works at the VMFA planning large community events, and when she is not doing that you can find her in the yoga studio or playing in creeks with her son.


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ONSITE: Introduction to Hand Building (B)

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Class Details
March 31 - May 196 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $250.00
Member Tuition: $225.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Merenda Cecelia
Level: Beginner