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Set the Table: Hand-Built Tablescapes

Students will explore forms based on utility, covering the most essential pieces of the dinnerware set: cups, bowls, plates. In addition we will explore larger centerpiece forms as well. Techniques covered will be pinching, coil building, slab building.

Special Notes

  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
     
     
    You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase. 
     
    On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit visarts.org for more information.
     
About the Instructor

Tracy Shell

Tracy Shell received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from The School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state, and Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Montevallo in Alabama. She also apprenticed with Echizen potter, Juroemon Fujita, in Japan for three years.

Ms. Shell was Professor of Art and department chair at Midland University in Omaha, Nebraska from 2007-2018. Currently Tracy is a studio potter at Shockoe Bottom Clay.

“As a maker of utilitarian pottery I feel it is a privilege to make work that will transform routine activities into aesthetic experiences. I am curious about what characteristics of hand-made pottery elevate these objects to treasured possessions while embracing their utilitarian characteristics. My investigative process is fueled by a desire to explore the relationship between engaging form and practical function.”

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Set the Table: Hand-Built Tablescapes

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Class Details
September 13 - October 181 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Day: Fri
Tuition: $205.00
Member Tuition: $184.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Tracy Shell
Level: Intermediate
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