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October 22 - November 05, 2020

Hellenne Two Pinch Pots Equal a Round Animal

Chastain Arts Center and Gallery • 135 West Wieuca Road, NW AtlantaGA  30342 Organized by City of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Thursdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

October 22nd - November 5th

3 Weeks

A great beginner’s class to learn how to hand build with clay. Students will learn how to make two pinch pots, seal them together, shape, and properly attach appendages that will not fall off or break off. Another skill is learning how to cur open the body and make a simple lid, scraping the insides to thin the walls. The final part will be applying underglaze in several layers and using the sgraffito technique to carve lines and patterns. There will be two low temperature firings and the piece will be clear glazed.


Students will be provided with materials for this workshop. They will be required to pick-up materials during a scheduled/designated pick up time at Chastain. The materials will include 10 pounds of clay and 2 small containers of underglaze. Additional tools can be provided upon prior request for beginners. Additional clay can be purchased ($27 for $25lbs). After the workshop has completed, students will be able drop off their finished pieces during another designated/scheduled appointment at Chastain. The studio will be responsible for applying a coat of clear glaze and firing the pieces in the electric kiln. A two week turn around will be expected and another designated/scheduled pick up will be initiated for participants to come pick up their final pieces. Come to center 3x total (pick up materials, drop-off finished work & borrowed materials, & pick-up finished work)

Students will receive an email with the link to the Virtual Class between 1-3 days prior to the start of the virtual class.

All virtual classes will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

If you need assistance with Microsoft Teams, please email akadri@atlantaga.gov

Activity Sub-Category

Art - Ceramics


Virtual Adult at Chastain Arts Center and Gallery


Hellenne Vermillion


October 22 - November 05, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM


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Age and Gender

Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed


Chastain Arts Center and Gallery

135 West Wieuca Road, NW AtlantaGA  30342

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