Handbuilding with Clay for Beginners: May 2024

This beginner-friendly handbuilding course is designed for adults who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of clay work and the handbuilding technique. Through hands-on learning, students will experiment with different clay textures and glazing methods to create projects that inspire thought, design, and creativity. Finished pieces will range from decorative items to functional dishes, vases, planters, and figures.

Classes will take place on Tuesday evenings for six consecutive weeks. Additionally, two hours of open studio time will be included on the weekends as part of the course.

Handbuilt clay objects

Skill Level:  Beginner

Be prepared to get messy. Wear comfortable clothing.  Some clays and glazes will stain.  All tools, supplies, and clay will be provided.

Completing this class successfully will better equip you to work independently as a Factory Works Clay Studio member.

Directions to the Clay Studio inside the Pajama Factory:

Please arrive at the Pajama Factory smokestack parking lot at 602 Cemetery Street. Enter through the doors at the far right side of the building (as you’re facing it), and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Once you exit the elevator, it’s a straightforward path. Just turn right, and continue down the hallway without making any sharp turns.

Keep going straight until you reach a sizeable green freight elevator door. Go around it, either to the right or left and continue straight until you reach the end of the building.

The Clay Studio is the last door on the right, room 10-226.

Workshop Details

Visit us at

Factory Works Clay Studio
Room 10-226
1307 Park Avenue
inside the Pajama Factory
Six Tuesday evenings May 14 - June 18
Two hours of open studio time will be available on the weekend
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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