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September 13 - December 06, 2022

Ceramics: Intermediate Handbuilding

BBAC Campus • 1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009 Organized by BBAC
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Ceramics: Intermediate Handbuilding
Instructor: Sue O'Connor

Functional and sculptural forms will be explored by using a variety of molds, slabs,
textures and forms. We will focus on texture, balance, and functional use. Projects
may include teapots, pitchers, dinnerware and sculptural forms. Students will become
proficient in creating ceramic vessels with a unique surface and collecting a variety of
hand-building skills.

Prerequisite: You must have at least three classes in hand-building or be proficient with hand-building skills: coils, slabs, and pinch techniques.

1104.51.04.22 Levels 2-3
Tuesdays, September 13 - December 6
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 13 sessions
$361 Members, $401 Guests
$77 Materials/Studio Fee

Ceramics Studio Policies
Ceramics students are required to follow all department policies regarding safety and
health standards including:

• Masks are strongly recommended when in BBAC facility, and in some
circumstances, required.
• Following sign up procedures and attendance guidelines for Open Studio times
Ceramics Open Studio Information - No Instruction Open Studio time is available for students currently registered for a ceramics class of
12 hours or more. Dates and times are available for sign up in the ceramics studio during
the first week of classes and throughout the term. All students will have to rotate open studio
time. Open studios are not intended to take the place of a production studio and are intended to
further the education experience. Only work made at BBAC using clay from BBAC, can be
glazed and fired at BBAC.

Purchasing Clay at the BBAC
One 25 lb. bag of clay is included with your class. BBAC offers the service of
purchasing additional clay (one bag at a time) and can be purchased at the beginning
of your class time.

• Limit is three, 25 lb. bags per term
• Each 25 lb. bag of Wheat Stone is $17
• Each 25 lb. bag of Porcelain is $20


Basic Materials to bring to class:

  • Basic Pottery Tool Kit (sold on Amazon.com or Blick.com)
  • Apron (or wear something that can get dirty)
  • Small plastic bucket
  • Rags
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask

Course Medium

Ceramic Arts


Studio 9/Ceramics at BBAC Campus


Susan O'Connor


September 13 - December 06, 2022

12:30 PM to 3:30 PM


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Age and Gender

Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed


BBAC Campus

1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009

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