Studio 65+: Handbuilding Clay Objects



As of September 22, 2021, some New Brunswick businesses will require Proof of Vaccination to access non-essential services. All of SJAC’s programs (workshops, galleries, performing arts events, rental events) fall under the included categories of services.

All people aged 9 and up will be required to show their record of immunization or medical exemption certificate and a government issued identification to be able to access our programs.

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*Please also note that community face masks are mandatory. *

Workshop Description

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: Seniors and adults

Time: Weeks 1-3: 1- 2:30pm / Week 4: 1-4pm (glazing)

Dates: Tuesdays; postponed from Jan. 2022, new dates TBA

Duration: 4 weeks, skips a week after session 3 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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