Online Handbuilding with Liz: CASSEROLES & TANGINES, Wed 7-9 pm, 4 two hour sessions, 12/2-12/23
ONLINE HANDBUILDING WITH LIZ: Casseroles and Tangines
It's getting colder and it's time to bake! Learn to make larger cooking pieces for baking and serving that special recipe over the holidays.
Liz will teach you how to construct a lidded form with well fitting lids, handles and knobs. You will also explore different decorating methods and how to glaze and fire your two piece constructions.
By the end of the four week session, you should have two lidded casseroles and/or tangines that measure approx 8"x12".
No previous handbuilding experience required. If you need it, you can pick up 12 lbs of clay from District Clay (check the clay box when you sign up). We will bisque and glaze fire your work at District Clay.
Special note for beginning students: if you are new to clay and have not used ceramic glazes, you will need to sign up for a two hour glaze training session ($25) at District Clay. This will be held near the end of your four week session.
Details: Four sessions, 2 hours each, Wed nights from 6:30-8:30 pm: $160, max 12 students, 12/2-12/23.
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 a sock or 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 plus bisque and glaze firing.
Zoom and Pick Up Details:
We will leave clay for students that need it outside of District Clay 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.)
We will also send you instructions for dropping off work to be fired, glazing at District Clay and picking up 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.'