Handbuilding (or "slab") Pottery with Sandy Smuck
Note: this class is now being held at Sandy's own studio, located on Ahmic Lake Road, please call the Gallery for details.
"Handbuilding" is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel. Before potters had the wheel, they were creating beautiful pots and clay forms using clay, their hands and fingers, and basic hand tools. We will use pinchpot, coiling and slab techniques to create beautiful garden ornaments. handcrafted birdfeeders, mugs, tiles, spirit rattles... using your imagination the possibilities are endless. You will come to understand and appreciate the infinite world of hand building and the artistic possibilities it opens.
Pottery using a wheel is an advanced technique.Beginners will start with basic skills of centering, coning up and down, and pulling up the walls of a bowl. Trimming your pottery is usually the next step.
Painting (Glazing): We will guide you how to select the right color for your project at end of day. Studio staff will glaze and fire your work to be ready a couple of weeks later.
PLEASE NOTE, pieces will need to be picked up at a later date.
Classes require 3-4 hrs.
1-6 people per class.
Please call Sandy to set up your times and dates today!
Cost: $75pp+hst(cost includes all materials and firing fees.
Pottery classes will no longer be held at Windows to the North Gallery. Sandy Smuck has opened her studio on Ahmic Lake. You can connect with her through us at Windows to the North.
Please call and ask for details 705-387-3085 or 705-783-6163