HANDBUILDING FROM HOME with Liz: PLATES & TRAYS : 4 classes. Thursday nights from 6-8pm
Handbuilding from Home with LIZ! Thursday nights from 6 to 8 pm. May 14, 21, 28 & June 4.
Liz Lockett will teach you several easy fun and fun ways to make plates, trays and other flattish serving things while you SEIZE THE CLAY FROM HOME.
Resist, Sgraffito, Mishima, painting, slip trailing and carving are some of the surface decorations we'll talk about and explore. Virtual office hours included. No previous handbuilding experience required. If you need it, you can pick up 12 lbs of clay from District Clay. After your class ends, we will bisque fire your work at District Clay.
You supply: Piece of canvas or old sheet, paring knife or Exacto knife, old credit card or door key card, rolling pin (you can cover with sleeve to keep it clean), small piece of sponge, newspaper, plastic trash bag, 2 yard sticks or dowels approximately 3/8ths thick. Nice to have: Swiffer wet cloths for floor duster to keep floors clean plus a small to medium art brush or small foam crafting brush.
District Clay supplies: 12 lbs of stonewareclay and two underglazes.
We will leave clay for students that need it outside of District Clay in a pre-determined spot for you to pick up.
Prior to your first class, Liz will send you instructions for making simple tools and setting up your work area and how to sign into Zoom. (You will need to create a Zoom account if you do not have one.) Liz will also offer virtual office hours on Saturday's from 2 to 3 pm and will set up a google drive for people to send in pics of their work.
About Liz Lockett:
My work begins as an exploration of geometry, and my goal is for the form and surface to work together to bring the work alive. Making the work starts with a sketch representing a simple three dimensional form.
It continues with manipulations on paper and in clay to define volume, and finishes with the laying of color from glaze and flame.
Inspiration for my work comes most often from sketches and drawings which explore form and line.
Slabs cut free form, loosely based on the drawings begin the process, an exploration of the corners and lines that define volume. I am constantly striving to recreate the loose freedom of the two dimensional line in three dimensional form.
Pottery, functional not in its connection to sustenance but in its ability to contain space, must still relate to the human body, its surface pleasant to the hand, its form interesting to the eye.
“I am driven by the insatiable pursuit of the “good pot”. Successful in terms of tactile, visual, and functional attributes; lastingly significant when packed with the passion of the maker- reflecting humanity, and contributing to the craft.”