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04/26/2021 – Pottery at Home: Handbuilding Clay


Pottery at Home: Handbuilding Clay

This class is being held virtually for Spring Semester. It meets Monday evenings and runs for 4 weeks. Materials are included with tuition

Instructor: Deirdre Yelverton

Dates: Mondays; April 26, May 3, May 10, and May 17

Times: 5pm-6:30pm

Class Description: This 4-week progressive program will introduce the three basic shapes and techniques for hand-building beautiful and functional pottery. Decorating and glazing techniques will be explained and different clay bodies will be available for experimentation. Pottery kits available as part of your tuition. COVID-safe pick up and drop off will be located at Bangor Arts Exchange to get supplies and pass off pottery to get fired during some weeks.

Pick up and drop off times for kits and change outs will be as follows:
10AM Wed, 4/21: Full course supply drop off
5PM Mon, 4/26: Class #1
10AM Fri, 4/30: Pick up students 1st piece of work
5PM Mon, 5/3: Class #2
10 AM Fri, 5/7: Pick up students 2nd piece of work and drop off their 1st piece
5PM Mon, 5/10: Class #3
10 AM Fri, 5/14: Pick up students 3rd piece of work and drop off their 2nd piece
5PM Mon, 5/17: Class #4
10 AM Fri, 5/21: Pick up students 4th piece of work/any remaining work and drop off their 3rd piece
10AM Wed, 5/26: Last drop off

Students pick up & Drop off schedules
Wed, 4/21 – Mon, 4/26: Pick up course supplies
Tues, 4/27 – Thurs, 4/29: Drop off 1st piece of work
Tues, 5/4 – Thurs, 5/6: Drop off 2nd piece of work
Tues, 5/11 – Thurs 5/13: Drop off 3rd piece of work & pick up 1st piece of work
Tues, 5/18 – Thurs 5/20: Drop off 4th piece of work/any remaining work & pick up 2nd piece of work
Wed, 5/26 – Fri, 5/28: Pick up 3rd, 4th, and any remaining pieces of work

Instructor Bio: Deirdre Yelverton, a transplant from Massachusetts, is a lifelong artist and designer. Studying at MassArt, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and New England School of Art and Design has given her a broad and varied experience in multiple mediums. Originally a sculptor/painter, Deirdre began taking classes in wheel throwing and was hooked. Clay in all forms is her favorite form of expression leading her to open a studio dedicated to sharing this passion in 2018 called Sandy Acre Pottery. Deirdre believes the greatest inspiration comes from community involvement and sharing her skills and talent through teaching and demonstrations. She is currently building a working studio in her home and working with several local groups to bring more clay art to the region.

Registration: $35 non-members / $17.50 members

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