Handbuilding Clay Objects


As of Monday, February 28/22, visitors to SJAC will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination.

Please note that out of an abundance of caution, SJAC will continue to keep a mandatory mask policy in place for all programs (workshops, galleries, performing arts events, rental events) after the Public Health restrictions are lifted on March 14/22. We will continue to monitor and reassess in the coming weeks.

Workshop Description

Handbuilding Clay Objects: Before the invention of the throwing wheel, potters created functional and artistic clay forms. In fact, one of the oldest known handbuilt clay artifacts dates to around 28,000 BCE. Be part of this incredible legacy as Karen Knight teaches you the handbuilding techniques of pinching, coiling and slab work in the creation of your own designs. This 4-week workshop takes place in a fun and relaxing environment where the creative possibilities are endless.

Workshop Information
Age group: Adults

Time: Weeks 1-3: 6:30 – 8pm / Week 4: 6 – 9pm (glazing)

Dates: Tuesdays, March 8 – April 5, 2022

Duration: 4 weeks, skips March 29 for drying

Fees: $150 – all supplies included (tuition / supplies)

Skill level: Beginner

Capacity: 7 students

Seniors Discount: Seniors aged 65+ are eligible for a 20% discount on all adult workshops; enter coupon code SENIOR65 at checkout.

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About your Instructor

Karen Knight studied sculpture and design at the Dundas Valley School of Art, and in 2003, returned to New Brunswick where she established Soul Impression Handbuilt Clayworks. She has taught at the Saint John Arts Centre, Art4Life, as well as the Artist-in-Residency and ArtsSmarts programs through the Department of Education (GNB). Karen is a longstanding juried member of Craft NB, and is represented by Gallery 78 in Fredericton, NB.

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