Let’s Play With Ceramic Clay: Making Coil Pots
Are you looking for a way to let your creativity soar? Then you’ll love this class on making coil pots. This course will guide you through the basics of hand building unique pieces using ceramic clay coils (rolling a rope with a lump of clay). With very few tools (no pottery wheel!), we will start off making a beautiful all-purpose bowl that will amaze your friends. Then we’ll use the same coil process to make a stunning vase. You’ll love the next two projects where we make one of a kind bowls showing the various coil shapes. Finally we learn the coil methods used by the southwestern native Americans to make large pots. Two bonus classes include making amazing textured layered clay vessels with added glazing techniques. This incredible course is perfect for ceramic clay enthusiasts of all levels. The detailed instruction will have you creating clay pots that are guaranteed to impress and could turn a hobby into extra income. I look forward to having you join me!
About the Instructor
From pottery to painting, Gail Smith’s life has been full of creating art. Her introduction to clay began in college, but she didn’t rediscover the medium until later in life. After studying art at the California Art Institute, she devoted many years to Plein air painting (painting outdoors directly from nature). However, she eventually blended her love of color and design when her renewed interest in pottery became an obsession. She loved the idea that pottery could convey a uniquely visual and tactile experience
simultaneously. Currently Smith creates functional slab-built pottery and enjoys the challenge and joy of “engineering” complex and whimsical teapots and totems. Every one of her creations is a one-of-a-kind work of art and she believes that each new pottery piece is a discovery and education in itself. An inspiring instructor, Smith generously teaches workshops encouraging each student to infuse their unique vision and personality into their own pieces.