ONSITE: Introduction to Hand-Building
New to clay? Learn to create functional pieces of pottery such as cups, bowls and platters using slab-building and coil-building processes. Learn to select and use the right tools, create a variety of forms and apply both glazes and slips. By the end of the class, you’ll have a good understanding of basic ceramic studio practices.
- All materials and equipment provided.
You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit visarts.org.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor
Bernadette Frerker Larimer is a ceramics artist currently living in Southern Virginia. Bernadette received her BFA with an emphasis in ceramics from New Mexico State University in 2019. She is known for her psycho-whimsical anthropomorphic sculptures. Her work is the material expression of her deep love for nature, spirituality, and the divine feminine mystique. Working primarily with ceramics (earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain), she employs various slips, underglazes, glazes, and lusters. Her preferred techniques include coil-building and wheel throwing, as well as hand-building to create human and abstract forms. She also creates functional work with images of goddesses and other magical beings. Bernadette lived for nearly seven years in the high desert of New Mexico, whose stark beauty inspired her art. She recently relocated to the East Coast where - although a striking contrast to the high desert - she again draws inspiration from her surroundings, most notably the ocean, swamps, and forests.See More Classes By Instructor
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