January 8 - March 25
Class Description

In this 12 week clayworking and metalsmithing course, students will learn how to build ceramic vessels and integrate metal as intentional design elements. While metal is often used in inventive and necessary ways to repair ceramics, these materials can also be integrated from the beginning of the creative process. This is the work that will be examined throughout this course – metal and clay aspects will be considered together from the beginning to facilitate seamless interactions. Students will learn the foundations of handbuilding and wheel throwing ceramic vessels and gain an understanding of basic metalsmithing with copper, brass, or silver. The intent of the course is to achieve proficiency in both materials and to explore areas of overlap. Borrowing language from historical repairs like staples, straps, clips, and bezels, students will create contemporary pieces.

Half of this course will be held at BKLYN CLAY and led by Adams Puryear and half of the course will be taught by Brian Weissman at Brooklyn Metal Works, as the studios are just a half a block apart on Dean St.! Students will have studio access to both spaces for the duration of this course after the first class in each studio meets.

Registration is closed.

All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.