Basic Claywork with Chin Lin
Time & Location
About the Class or Event
10 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Begins September 29, In Studio
Note: There is no class on Nov 24
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials fee: $80
Description: A class that builds a good foundation of skill sets for clay.
This class will provide you with the foundation of good clayworking skills. It will start with the basics, wedging and preparing clay. Forming a pinch pot will be the simplest work. Wheeling throwing technique such as centering and making a bowl, drying, trimming, bisque firing, glazing and glaze firing to finish the pot. While the first piece is going through the process, you will also learn how to pull handle for a mug, method of attaching different pieces of clay. It will follow by slab and coil work. Making lid that fits the pot, Larger wheel piece such as bowl or plate. Tall cylinder, narrow
neck/collaring and terminate the class with a simple tea pot.
The idea is to cover the basic clayworking skills, including handbuilding, wheel work, decoration, firing and glazing. The class aims to build a good foundation for student to continue developing his/her/their own skills with clay. For students with more experience, the class can accommodate by going deeper with each topic while covering the same basic as a beginner students.
Studio has basic tools needed. Student may chose to purchase his/her/their own tools from local arts supply store.
Please note that there is a $80 for clay and firing fee, directly payable to the instructor.
About the instructor:
Chin started pottery in the early 1980's. In addition to teaching at LexArt, he has taught pottery classes at MIT Student Arts Association, Ceramics Studio at UC Berkeley as well as Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College over the last thirty years. Chin is a registered architect by training but his art work has been accepted in the American Craft Council's flagship show at Baltimore for both wholesale and retail shows. In the Ceramics Guild, he is known for making large forms.