Hand Building Night Class

386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 374-5547
  • Presented By: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
  • Dates: January 11, 2023 - March 1, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: $320

Work in clay using your own hands as tools! In this 8 week class you will learn the basics of hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slab. Explore both functional forms and sculptural ideas while developing the necessary skills to complete your artwork. Students will have the opportunity to work with both cone 6 oxidation glazes and cone 10 reduction glazes, stains, and underglazes to bring their ideas to life.

Included in the eight week class:
25 lbs of clay
Basic tool set
Open studio during operating hours
Studio cone 6 and cone 10 glazes
Firing of work in one of the studio’s three kilns

Course syllabus:
Introduction and studio orientation
Wedging and clay storage
Pinching: salt pig and spoon
Double pinch pot bird
Coiled soap dish
Coiled vase
Tree vase
Origami forms
Darted forms
Cylinder animal

Date: Wednesdays: Jan 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1
Instructor: Jean Benoit
Level: Ages 18 and up

Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the class begins. After that period the fee is non refundable. However, you may transfer your ticket to a friend.