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Beginning Hand Building

Time: July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Number of Classes/Day: 7 Thursdays
End Date: August 22
Register By: July 9
Ages: 15+
Venue: May Carter Pottery Studio
Cost: $180

Beginning Handbuilding
Explore a number of different Handbuilding techniques. Focusing on learning to use all of the equipment in the studio including two extruders and the slab roller to create whatever sparks your creativity. There will be sample projects but also come with your own ideas of projects to create.


Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.



Instructor: Anna Ellis


Anna is a Lynchburg native who has always had a passion for the arts. She studied at VCU in Richmond Virginia. However, it wasn’t until 2009 that she took a pottery class at CVCC, and fell in love with the medium. After taking what was offered at community college, she made her way down to the Academy.


Encouraged greatly by teacher May Carter she started teaching children’s classes in 2011 after several years moved on to teaching adult classes and workshops. Her work has always been inspired by her love of animals, particularly farm animals. Her work has been in the National Juried Art Exhibition at the Academy and has won awards at the Bath County Art Festival.


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