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Otterness – Saturdays, November 7th, 14th, and 21st, 9am-12:30pm (In Person)

 

This three-session class will cover handbuilt and wheel-thrown Christmas ornaments. In the first class students will learn how to handbuild and throw several ornaments. The second class will cover trimming and decorating with slip and underglaze to complete work for bisque firing. In the final class we will glaze our bisqued ornaments. Class size will be capped at 4 students to ensure social distancing protocol can be followed. Students are encouraged to research ornaments online and bring images to the first class for guidance and inspiration.

 

Materials:

– Tuition includes the cost of glaze materials, firing fees, and a bag of clay.

– Students are highly encouraged to purchase and bring a set of clay working tools for personal use on the wheel and handbuilding. Simple 8 piece sets can be purchased online or at craft stores.Students are also welcome to bring cookie cutters, seran wrap, small paint brushes, plastic bags to use to cover work, and boxes in case they wish to take work home to work on in between classes. Students are also welcome to bring in texturing items such as lace, leaves, or stamps. I will provide some cookie cutters, saran wrap, and texturing items but students are welcome to bring and use their own.

 

About the instructor: Nina Otterness graduated in 2012 from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Studio Art and a concentration in ceramics. After graduation she was a research collaborator with Professor Nam at UNC Chapel Hill for 2 years. She has been teaching at the Carborro Arts Center since 2014. She currently live in Mebane with her husband and two young boys as well as 11 geese and 7 ducks. She is currently working on expanding her knowledge of surface decoration techniques as well as combining her love of the natural world with her ceramic design.

 

 

Tuition includes the cost of glaze materials, firing fees, and a bag of clay.

In-person classes offered during the pandemic are conducted at a low maximum capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to sign a liability waiver before attending in-person classes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online or in-person classes offered during the pandemic.

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.