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Functional Pottery: Form and Surface


Focus on surface but push skills further in form and techniques of thrown pottery now that you have the basics down. Explore techniques such as mishima and sgraffito and learn to make underglaze decals and ceramic printing inks. Be ready on the first class with a few jpgs on a thumb drive of bold black-and-white images (patterns recommended) for silk-screen printing on clay. Get excited about designs to put on pottery for years to come!


May 27–July 8 (Wed) 6–9P
[1113E] Melissa Mencini – 7 sessions
Member Tuition: $202 and $40 supply fee


We are monitoring shelter-in-place developments and decisions about whether we can run the following classes will be made as the weeks progress.

July 15–Aug 26 (Wed) 1–4P
[1114A] Melissa Mencini – 7 sessions
Member Tuition: $202 and $40 supply fee


The full supply list for your course may be found HERE. The Art School sells 6 clay bodies including most of the ones recommended by our instructors. This option will be available during checkout, and if you purchase your clay while registering it will be ready for you the first day of class. Basic tool kits are also available for purchase. Many more clay bodies and tools can be purchased at Armadillo Clay, 3307 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702.