Handbuilding Pots: A beginner's guide to clay
A 3-hour online pottery workshop that is a combination of lectures and hands on work. This class focuses on the basics of hand building, designing and adding elements into pots.
About your Experience Jockey (XJ):
Manila-based ceramic artist, Catherine Choachuy has been continuously honing her craft since 2013 whose work is a mixture of functional and sculptural pieces. With utmost attention to detail, it has been her aim to create practical ceramic art for the home — a principle that is to create with purpose.
Graduate with a degree in Architecture, her passion for creation has led her into constant studying and practicing of the art through various courses and workshops with artists from different parts of the globe.
Beyond ceramics, clay has been her saving grace as she learned to embrace her imperfections. Understanding that delicate yet focused action, but receptive to how it responds, taught her acceptance — life indeed imitates art.
- 3-hour online pottery workshop
- Pottery Starter Kit (clay, basic tools, glazing and firing)
Need to know:
- water bucket/container filled with water
- empty scrap bucket/container
- hand towel
- spray bottle
- any board to dry your works
- cleaning rag or sponge
- notebook and pen
ADDITIONAL POTTERY TOOLS (optional):
- xacto knife,cutter, old knife, old plastic cards such as load cards, hotel cards. etc.
- plastic bag big enough to cover your works. No need to use new bags.
- For slab building, which is not the main technique to be used during this workshop, you may opt to have these things on hand.
- Rolling pin or empty wine bottle for slab making, ruler, formers (bowls, cylinders, etc.) This is used as a mold to shape soft slabs.
14 years and above. Guidelines and links are provided after registration.