Advanced Handbuilding with Ara Koh: Monday, 5:50-8:20 pm, 10 weeks, begins Sept 7
This 10 week journey is a project-based exploration that merges traditional handbuilding skills with exciting new techiques such as paperclay, building big and creating sculptural decorations.
Student projects include making a budvase, a decorative tray, bookends, a butter dish, and one personal project of choice.
Students will leave this class with new technical skills, the ability to create larger and more complex handbuilt objects and with new project design skills. Plus some very cool ware.
Previous experience working with clay required. Previous handbuilding experience not required.
Details and schedule:
Monday evenings, 5:50-8:20pm, begins 9/7, max 8 students, $360.
Week 1 Intro Bud vase
Week 2 Slab building Tray
Week 3 Paperclay Tray
Week 4 Building big Tray/Bookend
Week 5 Coil building Bookend
Week 6 Adding decorative elements Butterdish
Week 7 Pinching Butterdish
Week 8 Personal Project
Week 9 Personal Project
Week 10 Personal Project
What District Clay Supplies:
25 lbs of clay, glazing and firing (including long 4 day bisque cycle) , wooden wareboards (3/4in), drywall, standard sculpting tools and a banding wheel for each student.
About Ara Koh:
Ara Koh is a new 2020-21 resident artist at District Clay. She
received her BFA in Ceramics and Glass from Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea in 2018, and graduated with an MFA in Ceramic Art at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2020.
Her works had been exhibited in South Korea and United States. Ara received numerous awards including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Honor by the Korean government. Her works are collected by Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Daekyo Culture Foundation, Winell Corporation, and many personal collectors.