Hand-building with Clay (P23-02)

Instructor: Kärin Rothwell

Ceramic ideas come alive as you explore methods of ‘hand-building’ with clay. Without the use of the wheel, you can choose to make whatever you want by modeling and constructing with coils and slabs of clay. Following techniques used globally from antiquity, you'll make objects for both functional use and art for art’s sake. Classes begin with a demonstration and group time then open up for individual work on independent projects. Projects are open to student expression and whim, while incorporating the weekly lesson. After building, the class will cover slip decorating and glazing techniques. Students go home with completed projects at the end of the session. Open to all skill levels. Bring a notebook.

$70 Materials fee applied at checkout.

'Let him who would have wisdom seek it in the buttercup or in a pinch of red clay' - Kahlil Gibran

Kärin Rothwell became a student of clay under the tutelage of Karen Williamson at the Davidson Pottery at Dartmouth College in 1981, followed by post-grad classes at UNH and workshops at Haystack Mountain School in Maine and 'Phoenix' with Gerry Williams in Goffstown. Surrounded in the rich history of strong clay cultures while living in the Middle East, Holland, Spain and Mexico in her early years led to her own desire for personal exploration in the medium. Kärin was a teacher/trainer at Dartmouth for many years and began the children’s program at the League of NH Craftsmen in 1984.