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Beginning Handbuilding


Everyone has a story to tell—let’s turn yours into ceramic sculptures. Abstract, figurative, and narrative work can all be explored. Focus on mastering basic hand-building skills and the use of slips, underglaze, and glaze to achieve a colorful palette with which to express yourself. Come ready to share ideas as we develop our unique voices into clay sculpture. All levels are welcome.

Tuition includes guaranteed access to 3 Ceramics Open Studio sessions per registered class. Ceramics Open Studio is an opportunity to practice skills outside class. A sign up link will be available when class starts.

Given the complexities of firing, we cannot guarantee student work will be fired in the order in which it was received. Students will be emailed each time the kiln has been fired and unloaded. Because of limited space we can only hold onto finished pieces for three (3) weeks and will discard any unclaimed pieces after the posted date.

Oct 31–Dec 12 (Thurs) 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
[3971E] Terra Goolsby – 6 sessions
Member Tuition: $261 and $40 supply fee
No class on 11/28/2024


Students must purchase supplies for this class. Find your supply list here. Clay can be purchased at Laguna Gloria, in the museum gift shop. Clay can ONLY be purchased in-person, and during museum open-hours: M-W 9am-3pm, and Thursdays 9am-9pm. All Art School students will receive 10% off their clay purchases from the Shop using the code MEMBER10. The museum and gift shop are closed for business all day on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please plan accordingly!

Students can also purchase clay at Armadillo Clay: 3307 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702. M-F 9am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm. All clay MUST BE HIGH FIRE (Cone 10). We will not fire other clays.