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Hand Building Basics

Hand Building Basics

Instructor: Christina Bendo

Location: Sycamore Bdg, RM 7221 Tuition: 151.00

During this 5 week course we will cover the fundamentals of handbuilding with clay, no prior experience required!  Each week we will complete a different project based on a new technique.  Week one will cover pinch pots, including my unique technique for larger scale and sectioned serving dishes, in week two we will learn how the most ancient pots were made using coils, and weeks three and four will cover slab building using molds and templates.  During the course we will learn about the properties of clay and techniques for joining, refining, and surface patterning.  In week five we will learn to glaze and fire our work so it is colorful and food safe.

Cost includes one bag of clay, use of classroom glazes and kiln firing.  Tools are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if preferred.


Course Code                                 Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24911: 41158             8/16/23 – 9/13/23        Wed. Night, 6PM-9PM

Registration Deadline: 8/9/23


Course Code                            Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24912                     9/27/23 – 10/25/23      Wed. Night, 6PM-9PM

Registration Deadline: Please contact Creative Arts Coordinator by email or call 828-565-4152 by 9/20/23 to be registered for class.


Course Code                            Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24913                     11/8/23 – 12/6/23        Wed. 9AM-12PM

Registration Deadline: 11/1/23

How to Register by Email:

1. Download Creative Arts Registration Form (Form must be fully completed to be accepted)

2. Email completed form to  

3. If you are registering through email please await a Successful Confirmation Registration Email.
This service is only available to those that register by email. 

How to Register in Person:

Please visit Student Services Department on the top floor of the Hemlock Building at
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.