History & Techniques of Ceramics and Sculpture

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Students will learn the history of pottery and about the earliest methods for firing pottery wares, the history of the invention of the potter's wheel in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BC, and the history of pottery production. Every student will get a chance to make a pot on the pottery wheel as well as hand building with clay. The clay used on the pottery wheel is real, earthenware clay that can be fired in a kiln, and the clay used during hand-building is air-dry children’s clay.The earthenware will be a forever keepsake that is functional as dinnerware and can even be put in the dishwasher. Pots can be taken home that same day and will include instructions on where to take them to have them fired in a kiln. We recommend local studios in PSL and Stuart.  There is an additional $3 fee for supplies that is part of the price of this class.