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Spring 6-week Wednesday Handbuilding with Isra Basurto

Spring 6-week Wednesday Handbuilding with Isra Basurto

Regular price $350.00 USD
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16 and up.
Pattern and template making
Six Week Class Schedule
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Session 2
April 17, 24, - May 1, 8, 15, 22
Teaching Artist
Isra Basurto 
Non-member $350
General membership and above $315 (Please use discount code: ICAMEMBERSAVE at checkout)

In this handbuilding clay class we’ll explore pattern and template making.  We’ll shape slab forms and use templates for repeatability, creating functional wares.  We’ll also create bisqueware stamps to press patterns into the surface to accentuate these forms.

About the teacher
I was first introduced to ceramics by an Anthropologist in Mexico City when I was 16. I signed up for a clay class which I thought would involve making and firing ceramics but instead it focused on grinding wild clay under the sun in order to prepare the material and primitive hand-building techniques. Despite all this and not having any kilns to fire the pieces it somehow ignited my interest. It wasn’t until I moved to California a year later that I was introduced to stoneware and porcelain and ceramics turned into a passion. I devoted my university final project to a ceramics solo exhibit and went on to a ceramics program in Valencia, Spain afterwards. Throughout the years I have continued exploring a fusion of primitive techniques with refined materials which I find fascinating.

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