C20-Coil Building for Everyone with Erin Furimsky

  • November 07, 2023
  • 6:30 PM
  • December 12, 2023
  • 9:00 PM
  • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
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coil building Instructor Erin Furimsky

-C20-Coil Building for Everyone 

with Erin Furimsky

    Tuesdays, 6 sessions

     Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12; 6:30-9pm

Fee: $195 (Non Member)

This class will be a deep dive into the technique of coil building to create vessels and non objective forms. Beginners and experienced students are welcome. We will all start with learning how to coil and build and then work on a large bowl "upside-down". From there students can try more vertical forms such as vases or sculptures. This class will focus on coil-building as more than an introductory hand building process and a few medium scale pieces will be created. Understand, coil building isn’t a fast process, and one must be mindful in ways that are quite different than working with slabs or throwing on the potter’s wheel. To coil well, one must slow down, focus, and feel the clay during every pinch. The potential for organic volumetric forms with this process is endless. Please note, it often works best to work extra in open studio or check in on the projects outside of class so they do not dry out.

Enrollment in this class provides access to MCAC's kilns and our full range of ceramic glazes, plus tools and 10lbs of clay.  

Class size is limited to eight to allow for individual instruction time. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces. 

Includes access to open studio hours

Mission Statement: We encourage and promote the appreciation, study, cultivation, development, and practice of art for the benefit of all the people, cultures and communities of McLean County. 

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