Handbuilding with Clay: Flower Pots + Vases (Ages 9-11)

Learn various hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and using slabs to create vessels that hold flowers and plants. We will make planters, vases, wall pockets, hanging vases, and air plant holders! We will paint with underglazes to add color.

Special Notes

  • Students age 6-8 will use airdry clay that can be taken home on Friday. Students who are 9+ may use clay that needs to be fired and will be picked up at a later date.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website:

About the Instructor

Christine Orr

Christine Orr b.1993 (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Richmond, Virginia. Working in clay, fiber, paper-making and poetry, her practice critically navigates how humans have co-evolved with objects. Orr investigates material culture’s role in our understanding of domestic and utilitarian items. This research connects objects and what they are made from as well as their metaphorical and symbolic potential. Orr received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2015. She completed her Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in the Craft/Material Studies Department in 2021.


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Handbuilding with Clay: Flower Pots + Vases (Ages 9-11)

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July 24 - July 281 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Tuition: $140.00
Member Tuition: $126.00
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Instructor: Christine Orr