276 E Napa St
MAR 17 – MAY 5, 2020
Instructor: Daniel Oliver
Explore form, surface, and containment while making lidded, hand built slab boxes and containers using soft-slab forming techniques and the extruder. Daniel makes handbuilding easy by combining slabs, extrusions, coils, glaze patterning, and Raku firing. From jewelry boxes to tea jars- explore the possibilities and build boxes! Daniel will also teach alternative surfaces for students who prefer not to Raku.
Open to all levels and those new to clay.
With your 8 week class registration, students receive 8 complimentary drop in days to work on class projects for the duration of the class.
$40 materials fee due at registration covers your first bag of clay, firing, glazes, use of Raku gear & special supplies. Additional clay may be purchased as necessary.
Native of France, Daniel Oliver is mostly self taught and learned his way with clay by taking a variety of community classes. He is spontaneous in his work, which makes each piece one of a kind. He is aware of his surroundings to find inspiration for shapes, textures, and forms. Daniel says, “Clay is infinite as a medium. The clay, my hands, the kiln, my surroundings, the mood I am in, all of those things are part of what is controlling my work, if it is controlled at all. My hands follow the clay, and then it is up to the “kiln goddess”. I like the whimsical look of my work. I guess that is how I feel most of the time.”