Clay on the Coast

Workshop with Bill van Gilder

March 3 - 5

Age: 16+

Instructor: Bill van Gilder

Cost: $175

WORKSHOP DETAILS

First City Art Center is proud to announce "Clay On The Coast," a weekend workshop with Bill van Gilder.

There will be an opening reception on Friday from 6 - 8:30p.m. that is open to the public.

Saturday's workshop will be from 9a.m. - 4:30p.m. and Sunday's workshop will be from 9am - 4p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided each day.

During this two day, information-loaded, demo-workshop some 50+ making techniques will be demonstrated.  Short cuts, tips and tool-use at the wheel, as well as hand-building funtional forms will be the focus. 

Fee: $175 per person (maximum of 50) 
Breakfast and Lunch is included with registration fee

Demonstration techniques at the wheel will include

Efficient hand positions for throwing

Simple tools and their use

Lid arrangements and form

Spout, rim and lip making and proportions

Trimming and food finishing possibilities

Faceting and fluting as decoration

Handles and lugs; pulled and hand built

Making bottle forms; throwing and trimming

Making squared and oval baking ware

Wet thick slip decoration

Brand new techniques are also always included in workshops

Hand-building demonstrations may include:

Slumped oval slab platter making

Humped squared plate making

Foot attachment possibilities; slab, sprigged & coiled

Textured decoration; wet slip, pressed, and resisted textures

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