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Shaping and Altering Forms: Useful Pots from Simple Parts
Based on her workshop experience with Deborah Schwartzkopf in August, Chris will share Deb’s techniques for altering thrown and handbuilt forms and how to use bisque molds (made in class) to shape slabs. These basic building processes will be combined to make complex, non-round pieces. Students will be using earthenware (terracotta) clay. Surface decoration will include low-fire underglazes, scrafitto designs, transfer techniques with tissue paper and felt tip pen, and clear glaze fired to c/06 in an electric kiln. Get ready to experiment and play with some new approaches to making pots. Note: Wheel throwing will not be taught. Prerequisite: Some experience with making in clay, throwing or hand building.Class Schedule & Tuition
Teaching Artist: Chris Cowan
Summer Session: Saturdays, 7 weeks
Dates: October 26 – December 14 (No class on November 30)
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $36
Lab Fee: $30
Click here to download a supply list for this class. Additional lab fee TBD.
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Chris Cowan has been an integral part of the Maui art community for more than thirty years—as educator, administrator and in her primary love, as a maker in clay. Christina has been a ceramicist for almost thirty-five years and has studied at the Banff School of Visual Art in Canada and the College of Ceramics, Alfred University in New York. Her work is often seen in juried shows and public and private collections and is available at the Hui’s Gallery Shop, Viewpoints Gallery, Maui Hands, and the Hana Coast Gallery.