Hand Building from Models and Templates

Eric Knoche

In this class we will combine simple hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling, modeling and slab construction with the use of models and several different kinds of templates. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the clay itself, establishing a paradigm of creative problem solving and developing a personal set of integrated building methods that accomplishes each students artistic goals. Additionally, Eric will include a bit of Argentine tango-based movement into this class.  The tango was and is essential to Eric’s development as an artist. And he promises it isn’t as random as it sounds.

CLASS ID: 10A3A
Date/Time: Saturday-Sunday, October 12 & 13, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuition: $163 Member/$205 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Originally from Minnesota, Eric studied anthropology in India, poetry in California, taught ceramics at a college in Thailand, and drove a muffin truck in New York City before apprenticing to ceramist Jeff Shapiro.  He later completed a short term apprenticeship to Japanese Living National Treasure, Isezaki Jun.  Eric exhibits and teaches internationally.  In addition to playing with mud, he enjoys hiking, reading and checking the cloud formations for the face of Elvis.  Eric works in Asheville, North Carolina.

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