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August Handbuilding: Thursday


  • Starts Aug 8
  • 190 US dollars
  • Studio West

Available spots

Service Description

In this 4 week course, you’ll discover the joys of making freeform ceramics through the meditative process of handbuilding. You will learn the basics of creating through pinching, coiling, slab construction. Handbuilding I is geared toward absolute beginners, and is also great for anyone with a bit of experience who’d like some extra practice. You'll be able to use your skills to create a variety of objects like teacups, vases, bowls, planters, and small sculptures. Student Practice Time is available every week to practice what you learned in class. Please visit the Student Practice Time area of our website for more details. Classes meet once a week for 2 hour sessions. Course fee includes everything you need: clay, use of studio tools, a rainbow of cone 5 glazes, firing, plus open studio hours outside of class for more exploration in clay. Clay must be purchased for practice time. In each class session, you will build on what you learned and made the previous week, so we strongly advise you to make sure you’ll be able to attend all class sessions before signing up. It is especially important that you attend the first class, so if you think you might have to miss week 1, please consider enrolling in another session. We do not offer make up classes at this time. This class is held at our Studio West, inside Bell Arts Factory. Our studio is upstairs and not handicap accessible. Long nails can make working with clay very frustrating. We recommend cutting them close before attending class. Also, clay is messy. Please dress accordingly and bring along an apron and a towel/rag for wiping your hands throughout the process. See you in class.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

No refunds are given. You may receive full credit toward a future class if you cancel 4 days prior to give us enough time to fill your space. To cancel or reschedule, please visit our contact page on our website and select RE:cancel/reschedule 4 days before class. Instagram IG is not a suitable way to contact. Please do not email to cancel. It is easier for your requests to be seen if they are all in one place. I staff and purchase materials for scheduled classes based on their capacity. We do not refund cancelled or rescheduled classes. You are awarded full class credit toward a future class if cancelled 4 days or before. If cancelling or rescheduling within the 4 day period, no class credit can be given.

Contact Details

  • 432 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA, USA

    (805) 600-5262

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