Clay 101: Introduction to Ceramics

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you agree to sign up for all event dates included below.
Event Overview

 


Introduces clay as a material, and covers basic hand-building techniques such as pinch pots, blab building and coil pots.


Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing and $1/pound for more (includes glaze)


Students have open access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class.


For more classes, workshops, and info about studio space visit the GnarWare Workshop Website


This six week class is being offered at three different times (indicate your desire time):



  • Wednesday Morning 10am-12pm January 17, January 24, January31 (special guest teacher), February 7, February 14, February 21

  • 7-9pm Wednesday evenings- January 17, January 24, January31 (special guest teacher), February 7, February 14, February 21

  • Sunday Mornings 10-12pm January 21, January 28, February 4 (special guest teacher), February 11, February 18, February 25. 

What's Provided

25 lbs clay, firing, glaze

What You Can Expect
  • Basic clay hand-building skills
  • Fun working environment
  • Completing 3-5 ceramic projects
Cancellation Policy
Location
GnarWare Workshop
1838 West Cermak Rd,
Chicago , IL , 60608

EVENT DETAILS

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Price

$210 per Ticket

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

GnarWare Workshop is a Chicago based ceramics studio. This space is dedicated to providing studios, workshops, and drop-in tutorials to help artists and hobbyists work through ideas. GnarWare is committed to material and conceptual experimentation as a workshop and community gathering place. GnarWare encourages conversations around developing skills and de-skilling developments.

Liz McCarthy founded GnarWare Workshop after finishing her MFA at UIC. Her practice combines non-traditional ceramic methods with performance and photography. She received a BFA from University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she first began dabbling in clay. She regularly exhibits her installations and performances throughout the city and beyond, in the fall of 2017 she is shared her “Whistle Hangout” performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and created an interactive clay installation entitled “The Pen” at the Riverside Arts Center. She also teaches classes for children with Marwen, SkyArt, and C.A.P.E.

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