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Pottery Making Part 1 & 2

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 10:00am

COST: $75 per class Fees
WHERE: Florida Maritime Museum
4415 - 119th St. W., Cortez, FL 34215
PHONE: 941-708-6120
WHAT TO BRING: Please wear old clothes because clay and glaze will stain your clothes. Class will also be outdoors.

Around the world, pottery was independently invented in various societies. For a long time, archaeologists thought ceramic vessels were generic receptacles, used for holding all sorts of goods. But new research suggests that instead of being multipurpose, pottery may have been developed for one specific use: to process fish. In this pottery hand building class, you learn to work with clay from start to finish using several pottery hand building techniques like pinch, coil, slab, and sculpting. You also learn to make and fasten separate finishing pieces like lids, handles, and knobs. The end result will be your own clay creation. This will be a 2 part series the first class will be creating your pieces and the next class will be painting your pieces after it is fired in a kiln. Please wear old clothes because clay and glaze will stain your clothes. Class dates are September 23rd 3 & 30th. 

Students are asked to bring a rolling pin. 

Must be at least 12 years of age or older. 

Registration closes on September 22nd.