Handbuilding Ceramics

Option 1: 8 Mondays, April 5 - May 24, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Option 2: 8 Wednesdays, April 7 - May 26, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Studio 2A
Instructor Monday: Pedro Centeno
Instructor Wednesday: Sarah Rohlfing
Tuition: $310 Non-Members / $280 Members includes $10 for glazes and firing
Materials fee for 25 lbs clay: $25
Minimum Age: 16

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Class Description

LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS! Come experience the rewarding process of working with clay and creating unique pieces! Beginner students will learn the fundamentals like hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab. Advanced students explore more complex forms, both functional and sculptural. Applied textures, colored slips, and glazing applications will be demonstrated as well.
Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session. Reserve Time Slot in Ceramic Studio

Download materials list here
• Potter’s starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store)
• Medium size bucket
• Large sponge for clean-up
• Two large towels

Students should come prepared with nails cut and dress appropriately (meaning you’re going to get dirty).

About the Instructors

Sarah Rohlfing is a practicing artist living in New Britain, CT. Rohlfing is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she received a BA in Art History. She currently holds a B.S. in Art Education at Central Connecticut State University and teaches High School Art in West Hartford. She has exhibited in group shows at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Six Summit Gallery, and Artspace Norwich as well as participated in City Wide Open Studios, New Haven and Hartford. Sarah creates abstract sculptures and paintings that explore concepts of joy and playfulness through the balance of vibrant colors and organic shapes. Her process is influenced by her curiosity in color and shape. Sarah’s work tries to pay attention to the relationship between the intentional and the unexpected.

Pedro Centeno is the owner of the Junkpot Studio, located at FVAC studio 5A. Pedro and his wife Naomi create work that is inspired by their love of vintage and industrial design. Pedro loves to build and make forms, while Naomi loves to draw and paint. Visit Pedro's website.