Beyond the Wheel: Exploring New Territory with Handbuilding with Jordan Danger Monday, January 8th - Monday, February 19th 6:30 - 9:00pm
Beyond the Wheel: Exploring New Territory with Handbuilding with Jordan Danger
- 7 Weeks: Monday, January 8th - Monday, February 19th
- 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, including clean up
- $315.00 plus clay (all clay must be purchased through APG)
- Students need to bring their own aprons
This 7-week handbuilding course is suited not only to those brand new to clay, but also to seasoned wheel potters looking to expand their craft and bring in new techniques. Jordan, a passionate handbuilder and clay sculptor, will take students through the fundamentals of working with clay through hand-built techniques. Students will be guided through 3 projects that will provide hands-on opportunities to learn several valuable techniques: first, a pinch-pot salt cellar with sgraffito decoration; next, a carved and hollowed animal bust; and lastly, a slab-built mug with extravagant textural surface decoration. This exciting course will set up potters for a lifetime of enjoyment in handbuilding; it will also equip wheel potters with new techniques that enrich and adorn their wheel-thrown pieces.
Jordan Danger is an award-winning visual artist who has worked in a variety of media over the past twenty years. She is a consummate sculptor and sgraffito artist with a special focus on animal forms. Her works have been used in multiple municipal and NGO projects, and she is known for her adaptive range of styles. Her teaching experience ranges from the Ottawa School of Art to Algonquin College, where she received the Award for Exceptional Teaching. Jordan prides herself on being a supportive, approachable teacher, and aims to help each student discover their own best skills.