Events & Festivals
Monday Night Pottery - July
Starts Jul 3, Time: 6 - 8 PM
Location: Cobscook Institute, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott
Register at the Cobscook Institute website.
Fee: $0 - $125.00 Our Access Fund provides Sliding Scale Pricing to residents of Passamaquoddy Territory, Charlotte & Washington Counties.
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Beginner Hand building Class. You will learn the fundamentals of pottery through various hand-building techniques, such as pinch pots, coil pots, and slab building.
Mon Jul 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon Jul 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon Jul 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Class Fee includes $30 materials fee.
Additional Open Studio Practice Included in fee.
Welcome to the beginner pottery class focused on hand building!
In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of pottery through various hand-building techniques, such as pinch pots, coil pots, and slab building. The sessions will begin with an introduction to the tools and equipment used in pottery, including the different types of clay and various shaping tools. You will learn how to prepare the clay and how to use your hands to shape it into different forms.
Throughout the classes, you will learn various hand-building techniques, such as pinch pots, which involve shaping a small ball of clay with your fingers to create a bowl or cup; coil pots, which involve rolling out long, snake-like coils of clay and stacking them to create a pot; or slab building, which involves rolling out slabs of clay and and forming them.
You will also learn how to add texture and decoration to your pieces, by using tools to create patterns or by adding small pieces of clay to create a unique design.
This class is a great opportunity to learn new skills and create beautiful pieces of art using your hands. So come join us and discover the joys of hand-building pottery!
About the Instructor:
Michelle is originally from Maine, has lived in various places around the state (and taught in Lubec in the early 90s) and has settled in Maine after living in North Carolina for 20-some years. In North Carolina she taught adult education and studied pottery. She then worked professionally as a potter for many years, and also taught pottery classes out of her home studio. Michelle has been a gallery owner and has sold her work at her own and other galleries as well as exhibited her art in various art shows and galleries.
Michelle lives in the Cobscook Area, and has a Maine teaching certification. She works on her personal art as often as possible, and shows by appointment.
Physical Requirements: Ability to move around the room independently, ability to lift and carry 5 pounds.
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