Upcoming Class

Hand Building Class

January 5 - February 16 2022

  • Instructor: Marie Hennessey
  • When: Tuesday 6:30 – 9:00 PM
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Price: $350

Clay cost: $40 — includes glazing and firing. This cost will be paid directly to the instructor at the first class. Additional clay can be purchased if necessary.

Course Description:

Hand building is a wonderful introduction to the nature of clay as a medium. Slab, coil and mold forming techniques will be introduced. The student will have the opportunity to make functional pieces as well as a small sculpture. Decoration and glaze techniques will also be covered.

The course is limited to five (5) students and COVID-19 protocols are in place.

COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures: All participants will be required to wear a mask at all times and stay two metres (six feet) apart from those outside of their household, complete COVID-19 screening and show proof of vaccination prior to classes. Participants will be expected to wash their hands regularly and use hand sanitizer.


About the Instructor:

Marie Hennessey is a clay instructor in the Ottawa area. She has been a long standing member of the Ottawa Guild of Potters and a studio technician at the Firehall Pottery Studio in Old Ottawa South. She makes mostly functional ware and has experience with alternative firings. Presently Marie works from the Gladstone Clayworks Co-op.

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