Clay Hand-Building

The ZACC Clay Hand-building Studio offers an incredible deal on clay for the art and joy of handbuilding! Clay is a dynamic, fun, and sometimes messy medium with countless possibilities. We provide hand-building tools and a quick general instruction.  Feel free to come in anytime we're open--no reservations necessary!  When you come through the door we'll lead you back into our studio and make sure you have the basics down to create a successful piece! 

WHAT IS CLAY HANDBUILDING?

"Handbuilding" is working with clay by hand using your hands and simple tools, not the pottery wheel. This older form of working with pottery creates organic forms that truly show craftsmanship with their non-symmetric beauty.  A few most common forms of creating hand built techniques include pinchpot, coiling building and slab techniques. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH CLAY?

The more appropriate question here is can't be done with clay!?  We've seen our patrons make amazing creations from functional dishes with very specific purposed (proposal ring vessels, custom shaving cream holders, and more!) and decorative pieces such as jewelry and planters.

Come in and find out what you can make.