Pottery and ceramics Classes - Ceramics: Handbuilding

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 12:30 PM (EST) - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 3:30 PM (EDT)
BBAC Campus 1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 12:30 PM (EST) - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 3:30 PM (EDT)
BBAC Campus 1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009

About This Activity


This course is closed to further registration.

Ceramics: 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 experience a variety of hand-building skills.

1104.52.03.19 All Levels
Tuesdays, January 8-March 26
12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 12 sessions
$304 Members, $344 Guests
$60 Materials/ Studio Fee

If you are a current term ceramics student at BBAC, these open studio times are available to you.

Wednesdays, January 16-March 27
12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 11 sessions

Saturdays, January 19-March 30
1:45 pm-4:45 pm, 11 sessions


Basic Materials to bring to class:
Basic Pottery Tool Kit (sold on, at Green's or Michael's)
Apron (or wear something that can get dirty)
Small plastic bucket
Dust mask

Purchasing Clay at BBAC
BBAC offers the service of purchasing additional clay in limited quantities (aside from the bag included when registered for a class). Clay can be purchased during your original class time from your instructor. Each 25 lb. bag of Wheat Stone is $14 and each 25 lb. bag of Porcelain is $17. Clay will not be sold during independent or open studio times. Up to 3 bags per term can be purchased. (There will be no clay sold after the wetwork deadline in each semester.)

Open Studio Information
Beginning WEEK 2 of the term on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Open Studio is for all students registered for a semester class of 12 hours or more and provides extra time in the studio to work on class projects. Students using open studio time must follow the department policies and schedule set by the BBAC Studio Technician.

Ceramics Production
The BBAC ceramics studio is not to be used as a production studio at any time. If you use additional clay purchased outside of the BBAC for projects, there will be a limit on how much the BBAC can fire.

Course Medium

Ceramic Arts


Studio 9 / Ceramics at BBAC Campus


Susan O'Connor

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