Fundamentals of Hand-Building with Clay (OPEN TO PUBLIC) Sunday, July 23rd 11-2
Sunday, July 23rd 11am-2pm
includes all materials (firing, if needed, is extra)
Instructor: Ben Belknap
*No refunds unless class is cancelled
*Must be over 18 years old
*Please use the word 'WORKSHOP' (without quotes) for the coupon code at checkout so you do not have to pay tax.
Fundamentals of Hand-building:
Students will start with pinching and coil building techniques. Different states of clay will be discussed as well as proper construction and attaching clay.
Next the instructor will demonstrate slab-building techniques and how to use a slab roller. Students will try their hand at building a cylinder or a box shape.
OPTIONAL: Studio Lab time ($20) in 3 hour intervals (with instructor on hand) is available to students who complete a beginning Hand-building workshop. Check our website for Open Ceramic Lab times. You must sign up for ceramic lab times online ahead of time.
OPTIONAL: kiln firing is available.
24/7 access is available to current Compound Studio and Locker artists. Locker artists have access to all our facilities and pay $225/month (plus firing fees) with a 6 month minimum lease. We review applications every 60 days or when space becomes available.
Ben Belknap is an artist, teacher and musician who lives and works in Oakland, CA. His artwork consists primarily of small scale, richly glazed ceramic paintings and sculpture. In 2003 he received his bachelors degree from The California College of Arts and Crafts and has since had art shows at various galleries around the Bay Area and elsewhere. He teaches ceramics at Studio One Art Center in Oakland and Glaze Technology at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.
The interdisciplinary art facilities at the Compound Gallery (Also known as the Institute of Fabrefaction) specialize in giving artists diverse tools for expanding and exploring their art practice. We have the following equipment: Ceramics Lab, Screen printing, Letterpress, Etching, Metalworking, Woodworking, Lasercutting, 3D Printing and scanning, Sew Lab, and More! We encourage interdisciplinary and cutting edge approaches to combining clay with other media. See our website at: TheCompoundGallery.com for more info on our facilities.