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By Hand For Hand: Slab Built Pottery with Amanda Ellinger
June 13, 2023 - July 11, 2023| $169 – $185
Instructor: Amanda Ellinger
Class Type: Four-week handbuilding class
Skill Level: All Levels
Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Dates: June 13th – July 11th (No class July 4th)
Make Up Date: July 18th
This class is currently full. Please call 845-658-9133 or email [email protected] to be placed on the waitlist.
Are you ready for an outdoor clay adventure?! Take advantage of the inspiring golden hours to express yourself creatively during our Plein Air Pottery sessions at WSW. While we work on our new and improved studio, our ceramic program is setting up camp on the back deck outside of the silkscreen studio! In case of inclement weather: the outdoor space is shaded in the afternoon and evening and has a covering adequate to provide shelter from light rain. In case of a heavy rain storm and winds or thunderstorms; class will be rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor for the listed make-up date.
Explore a unique handbuilding approach to create functional dinnerware! Using slabs as the building blocks, we will develop forms by utilizing cardboard tubes and fiberboard/plaster molds. Students will learn various ways of creating textured surfaces to enhance their forms, resulting in individual and expressive forms that will liven up the kitchen table!
$169.00 members/$185.00 non-members. Tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees. Registration is online only, and is first come first serve. To inquire about the wait list call WSW at (845) 658-9133 or email [email protected].
Kilns will be fired on a weekly basis. One 25 lb bag of clay will be provided with the class. Additional clay can be purchased for $30/25lb bag if needed. The outdoor class area will be available for students to use throughout the week during daylight hours. There will not be access to our basement studio at this time as we are working to build a better space. There will be some personal shelving space for each student to store clay tools and some work in process. Shelving dimensions are approximately: 17” x 10” x 24”.
Amanda Ellinger is a functional potter residing in Kingston. She studied ceramics in the Post-Baccalaureate program at SUNY New Paltz graduating in 2021 with a BFA in Ceramics. Amanda’s childhood summers spent in the Adirondacks have inspired and influenced her work to reflect the natural world. She utilizes the pottery wheel and hand building techniques to create textured forms that are simultaneously expressive and comfortable to use.