Handbuilding: Slabs & Templates

July 1 - 5


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Handbuilding: Slabs & Templates

WEEK TWO (5-days): July 1 – 5, 2019   Classes run from 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Handbuilding: Slabs & Templates

In this class students will explore slab construction in order to produce forms that are out of the round, and will learn new ways to incorporate volume, texture, colour and surface development. Explore ways that include electric firing, and post firing construction that can be applied to make vessels which are impregnated with reference,  rich with visual interest.

Using a template method of generating ideas and drawing form, students will be able to take flat shapes and transform them into volumetric objects, all the while looking at the way the table provides a particular space where presentation can be explored. Students will use terra sigillata to create enlivened surfaces that are luscious and loaded with color.

Throughout this class, students will develop an approach to making vessels, taking into account, line, texture, and form to make decisions that respond to and build upon their own visual vocabulary.

All levels welcome, handbuilding experience a benefit.

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $699 (Includes $681 tuition and $18 for extra materials.)

Tuition includes lunches and daily snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.

Jeremy Randall

Jeremy Randall has been making hand-built earthenware pottery for over 20 years, with a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and his M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Florida, he currently lives in Tully, New York, where he owns and operates his studio/teaching business Rusty Wheel Pottery. Jeremy’s work can be found in over 20 galleries across the US, and has shown in numerous national shows such as the Philadelphia Museum Show, American Craft Council Baltimore show, Strictly Functional Pottery National, and others. He has work in a number of public and private collections, venues, and has been published in national and international periodicals, texts, and publications. He has also had the privilege to have taught at studios and institutions across the US including Arrowmont School of Crafts, Penland, SnowFarm, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.




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Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.