Ceramic Hand-building

Score, slip, and press! Those are the first steps to working in clay.  Participants will learn how to make slip properly and to use hand-building techniques such as making coils and slabs.  These techniques are the foundation to making clay pots.  Be inspired to create the most unique pot that is possible!  Clay and glaze will be supplied.  
All ceramic hand-building classes are taught on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Art Room of the Springfield Township Senior and Community Art Center. The classes cost $85 for non-members and $76.50 for members for each six-week session.

Register Here for all sessions of Ceramic Hand-Building!
Session  Session Dates Session Theme
Session 1 January 31 - March 7 Slip, score, and plan with coils
Session 2 March 28 - May 2
Slab Vessels
Session 3 May 23 - June 27
Nesting Pinch Pots
Session 4 July 18 - August 22
Session 5 September 12 - October 17
Clay Sculpture
Session 6 November 7 - December 12 Tall Vessels
Ceramic HB 1.8


nstructor:  Patrick Walker

Patrick holds a Master's degree from Mt. St. Joseph in Secondary Education and a Bachelor's degree in Sales and Marketing from the University of Cincinnati.  Patrick worked for the past 20 years in all aspects of the construction industry as well as owned his own company.  His specific focus was rough and finish carpentry which has led to his current interests in function, scale and craftsmanship in both his own work and his students' work.  

Currently, Patrick works as a Maker Artist and a regular Substitute Teacher in the Wyoming and Lockland School Districts. As an artist, he focuses on found, functional sculpture.  He loves to explore new mediums and techniques.  To his repertoire of media that he uses, he has added ceramic hand-bulding work which has allowed him to explore and redefine his boundaries as an artist.  Patrick attempts to use unique materials with unusual and surprising methods.  In particular, he enjoys repurposing historic pieces that would otherwise be lost to history.  Patrick states, "To blend my energy with that of the original crafts(person's) is to honor (him/her) and the piece."

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-1154. 

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org. 

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108