Hand building is one of the most versatile ways of transforming clay into useful objects. In this class all levels of students will be accommodated according to their skill level. Through demonstrations and personalized instruction, the class will be tailored to the individual. We will learn coil, slab and pinch methods to make every day functional ware for the table, home and garden. Using these three methods alone or in combination opens up a wealth of possibilities. Learn basic techniques or if you are more skilled, use them as a stepping point from which to take oﬀ on your own! All tools, materials and firings are included. This class meets in the Pottery Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.
SIMPLY BY HAND February
with Holly Heaslip
Six Saturdays, beginning February 23
A Cape Cod native, Holly began her journey with clay as an apprentice at Brewster Pottery. Being completely smitten, she continued on to complete a Bachelors degree in Art Education at Skidmore College. From there it was on to The School for American Craftsman at Rochester Institute of Technology where she received an MFA. The next years were spent teaching in New York state and as an Artist-in-Residence at ArtPark on the Niagara River in Lewiston, NY. Eventually the ocean beckoned and she returned home to Barnstable Village where she established her studio, Bay Scallop Pottery. Working on the potter's wheel and with hand building techniques, Holly makes contemporary functional ware. Her inspiration comes from life near the seashore. It is her hope that her pottery speaks in a clear quiet manner reflecting her love of place.
Materials needed for this class are provided.