Origins of Ancient Ceramics: Primitive Pottery Studies

Terry Shepherd
Thursdays 1-4pm, June 7 – August 2
$220 member / $260 non-member

This summer, in addition to approaching ceramics fundamentals, this class will focus on ancient primitive pottery methods. The class will take field trips to prospect and process samples of local sedimentary clays and gather wood. Students will prepare two to three pit fires for their work. Techniques covered include thick coil, pinch and paddle, rib scraping, and wheel-throwing. This is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in native materials and processes to make clay vessels in the spirit of historical ceramics, dating back centuries!

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