Workshop - Handbuilding FUN-damentals! with Didem Mert: July 22-24, 2022

Put the fun into the FUN-damentals of handbuilding! Beginners, intermediate students, and advanced clay peeps are all welcome for this "handy" workshop. Didem Mert (she/they) will teach participants how to make pinched cups, slab mugs, over three different handle designs, coil and pinched and paddled large coil vessels, jewelry, and more! Oh, you thought we were only building in this workshop? Guess again! Didem will also show participants how to use terra sigs., underglazes, stencils and more to create one of a kind surfaces that POP and feel alive! A perk of the decorating/surfacing techniques taught and used in this workshop is that these surfaces will be applied to pieces pre-bisque firing! Firing not included.

Date & Time: July 22nd-24th 10am-5pm

Age & Level: All levels welcome. 14+

Format: Hands-on & Demonstration

Materials Provided: Clay (Redstone, Speckled Brownstone, and Porcelain P5), Various Amaco Velvet Underglazes, Colored Porcelain, Terra Sigillata, NiChrome Wire for Jewelry, Printer Paper. Each participant will also receive a Didem Mert and Troy Bungart collaboration Paddle Tool and Handle Attachment Tool as a gift! Student materials list will be emailed upon registration.

Happy Hour Date: Students are invited to stay for lite snacks and beverages on July 22 from 5-6pm.

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