Learn to Make Ceramic Mugs Using Household Items

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Hello Makers! Feeling stuck? Looking to make something fun in the company of community? This Intro to Ceramics Handbuilding Workshop is just right for you! This is suitable for most ages. This workshop will be facilitated via live videostream. No prior Ceramic training needed. All skill levels welcomed.

 

In this step-by-step workshop, we will make ceramic mugs using slab rolling and coiling techniques. Common household tools to have on hand if you have them:

  •  rolling pin 
  • butter knife
  • nylon thread
  • spoon, fork
  • sponge,
  • 1/2 " brush
  • cardbord
  • a used roll of tape (or any cylinderical object with a three inch diameter)
  • tapemeasure or ruler
  • scissors or box cutter
  • cup
  • water 

MakeHaven members: Hull's Art Supply & Framing Generously donated clay for us to use! Come by the MakeHaven project pickup area in the lobby starting on Wednesday, April 1 (no foolin'). Non-members: Hull's is open from 10am-4pm and you can purchase clay there.     

Instructor
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Jeffrey Meris

Instructor

Instructor Bio: 

Jeffrey Meris is an artist born in 1991 whose work concerns the schism between his birthplace of Ayiti and country of residence, the Bahamas. Meris earned an A.A in Arts and Crafts from the College of The Bahamas, a B.F.A in Sculpture from Temple University, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2019. Meris is the winner of Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition in 2013 and 2018 scholarship prize recipient, a two-time Harry C. Moore Lyford Cay Foundation Scholar and artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 2019 among other achievements. Meris has exhibited and spoken in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vienna, Leipzig, Port au Prince and Nassau.

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