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Basic Claywork with Chin Lin
Basic Claywork with Chin Lin

Sat, Jan 08



Basic Claywork with Chin Lin


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Time & Location

Jan 08, 2022, 9:30 AM – Mar 12, 2022, 12:30 PM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

10 Saturdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Begins January 8, Indoors - Meets in Ceramic Studio


Tuition: $400

Materials fee: $85


A class that builds a good foundation of skill sets for clay.

This class will provide you with the foundation of good clay working skills. It will start with the basics, wedging and preparing clay. Forming a pinch pot will be the simplest work. Wheeling throwing techniques 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 the handle for a mug, a method of attaching different pieces of clay. It will follow by slab and coil work. Make lid that fits the pot, Larger wheel piece such as bowl or plate. Tall cylinder, narrow neck/collar, and terminate the class with a simple teapot.

The idea is to cover the basic clay working skills, including hand building, wheel work, decoration, firing, and glazing. The class aims to build a good foundation for students 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 basics as beginner students.

This class is geared towards adults and any younger students would need to contact the office before registering.  

Materials fee:

An $85 Clay and Firing Fee will be separately invoiced to students.

Additional notes:

The studio has the basic tools needed.  Students may choose to purchase his/her/their own tools from a local art supply store.

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.

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE.  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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