Introduction to handbuilding

Sundays • 6:00 - 8:30 pm
June 10 - August 19, no class July 15


Open to handbuilders at all skill levels, this 10-class session will focus on three basic handbuilding techniques – coiling/pinching, slab building, and extruding.

Participants will make vessels and decorative wares with coil and pinch pots for two classes, hard and soft slabs for four classes, and finally extruded forms for two classes. The last two classes will be dedicated to finishing and glazing the ware.

Using these different techniques, participants will learn to make a variety of vessels. They are encouraged to find inspiration for design ideas in everyday objects, and for tools that can be used in their work, bringing life into clay using one’s hands and ingenuity.

Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 students. Hinckley Pottery reserves the right to cancel
the session if enrollment does not reach a minimum of five.

The session meets at our studio located in the heart of historic Georgetown. Cost of clay, use of tools and equipment, glazes and firing are included in the class fee, except that large pieces (8+ inches) are subject to glaze-firing surcharges.

The fee for a 10-class session is $400.

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To download a Handbuilding Class flyer, click here.


Class schedule

General class information

Getting started: fees and registration