Hand Building Ceramics Class Offers Both Online and In-Person Instruction

Published on Sep 27, 2021

The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena is holding a Hand Building Ceramics class, both online and in-person, starting on Tuesday, September 28, starting at 6 p.m.

The class will consist of 10 meetings and will continue every Tuesday up to December 14.

Participants will learn clay hand-building techniques to create functional and nonfunctional ceramic art, and build ceramic pieces with coils, slab construction, molding, and clay pinching methods.

Additionally, the class will explore carved and pressed surface textures accentuated by engobe, overlapping glazes, and wax resist. They will see the beauty of the final results as their pieces come out of the kiln.

The class will be taught by Elonda Norris, a Co-Founder of Summercamp’s ProjectProject, an alternative art space in El Sereno.

Norris has a MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She is a 2007 Armory Fellow and has shown nationally and throughout LA. Using household items, furniture, and food, her artwork invites the artist to question their relationship with convenience and consumption while reaffirming connections with other artists.

Classes will be conducted on Zoom with two optional additional in-person class dates: Sunday, October 3, and Sunday, October 10, 3:30 to 6 p.m. These in-person classes will focus on throwing on the wheel in the Armory ceramic studio.

The class is ideal for ages 18 and above.

To register, visit www.armoryarts.org/education/fall-online/adults/hand-building-ceramics-online-and-in-person.

For more information, call (626) 792-5101.

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