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Large Vessels with Chin Lin
Large Vessels with Chin Lin

Sun, Jul 07



Large Vessels with Chin Lin


Time & Location

Jul 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – Aug 25, 2024, 9:30 AM

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

About the Class or Event

8 Sundays, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Begins July 7, Indoors - Meets in Ceramic Studio

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

Tuition: $465 (Log in for member discount prices)


How to successfully make larger and taller vessels? The class will break down the process of clay management from understanding the consistency of clay, wedging, centering, making a cylinder, shaping the piece, drying, to finishing the piece. Instructions will be adjusted to each student accordingly in each of the steps as necessary to improve the overall outcome.  Students will learn how to measure their work with hand dimensions and develop an understanding of their own relationship with clay. Adjustment of how one sits in front of the wheel to how one supports their arms and hands will be made in order to gain the most advantage. The goal is to learn how to plan and execute a larger piece of work, and the clay management necessary to achieve the desired outcome.


-At least one or two semesters of ceramics classes.

-The class is intended for students who are experienced potters who can center 4 to 5 lbs of clay.


-Students are expected to purchase their own clay from LexArt for this class, bring their own basic tools, and will be separately invoiced their firing fee (of 2 cents per cubic inch) via email. 

-Students will have access to Open Studios on Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm during the weeks class is in session to continue their work. 


-Use this link to purchase 25 pounds of clay: :

-If you would like to purchase a basic tool kit from LexArt click the link here. If you are purchasing a tool kit using the link, please be sure to select FREE PICK UP AT LEXART at checkout, so you will not be charged for shipping.

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. 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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