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Simple Ceramics: Handbuild Your Own Decorative Vase
Thursday, May 11th @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$76
In this beginner-friendly class from our Simple Ceramics series, ceramics designer Bri Santo will walk you through the steps to transform a slab of clay into a beautiful, decorative, and fully functional cylinder vase! Bri will focus on using basic pottery tools and specific handbuilding techniques as she guides you through cutting out your base and cylinder walls and assembling its final form. Next, Bri will demonstrate some of her favorite carving tips and techniques for creating different textures and fun effects on the clay surface. You’ll have a chance to play around with these different techniques before applying them to your own piece. Lastly, you’ll choose your favorite color glaze to be added before firing. After class, your clay masterpieces will be glazed, fired, finished, and ready for pick up at a later date. This is a perfect class to get your feet wet with ceramics before you dive into a full-blown ceramics course that involves applying multiple glazes and operating a kiln.
Supplies Needed: None. As part of class, each student will receive enough clay to create a cylinder vase measuring approximately 6″ in height and 3.5″ in diameter. Also, make sure to wear something that you don’t mind getting a little messy in. We will have aprons to protect your clothing.
Instructor Bio: Bri Santo is the owner and designer for Sumiware Ceramics. Starting at a young age learning the craft in her mother’s professional pottery studio, Bri has now been working with clay for over two decades. Following her passion for producing bright, joyful ceramics for folks who want to live more creatively, Bri launched her own brand Sumiware Ceramics in 2021. Bri continues to design ceramics and teach classes here in San Francisco and around the Bay Area. Check out her work on Insta at @sumiware.ceramics and her website at https://www.sumiware.com/.
The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy – this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP SF LOCATED AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.