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January 10 - March 21, 2022

Ceramics: Abstractions in Clay

BBAC Campus • 1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009 Organized by BBAC
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Ceramics: Abstractions in Clay
Instructor: Lisa Farris This class will explore how clay can be a used as a medium for abstract art, whether it’s
for figures, landscapes, architecture or simply abstract forms. Drawing inspiration from
such greats as Peter Voulkos, Ruth Duckworth, Jan Kaneko and the many contemporary
ceramic artists pushing the boundaries of the medium, the class will expose students to t
he rich tradition of abstraction in ceramic arts. Students will learn the basics of hand-building
techniques, including pinching, coiling, slab building and the use of molds. We will also
exploring the many surface treatments and glazes that go beyond functional pottery. All
to bring their creative vision to life.

1104.52.01.22 All Levels
Mondays, January 10 – March 21
No Class January 17 (MLK Day)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 10 sessions
$278 Members, $318 Guests, $55 Materials Fee • Wearing a mask when in BBAC facility
• Following sign up procedures and attendance guidelines for Open Studio times

Ceramics Open Studio Information - No Instruction

Open Studio time is available for students currently registered for a ceramics class of
12 hours or more. Dates and times are available for sign up through ceramic technician,
Laura Ryan, during the first week of classes. All students will have to rotate open studio
time since there is an 10-student maximum per class. Open studios are not intended to
take the place of a production studio and are intended to further the education experience.
Only work made at BBAC using clay from BBAC, can be glazed and fired at BBAC. OPEN STUDIO SIGN-UP WILL BE POSTED IN THE CERAMICS STUDIO BEGINNING
Purchasing Clay at the BBAC

One 25 lb. bag of clay is included with your class. BBAC offers the service of
purchasing additional clay (one bag at a time) and can be purchased at the beginning
of your class time.

• Limit is three, 25 lb. bags per term
• Each 25 lb. bag of Wheat Stone is $17
• Each 25 lb. bag of Porcelain is $20


Basic Materials to bring to class:

  • Basic Pottery Tool Kit (sold on Amazon.com, Michael's or Green's)
  • Apron (or wear something that can get dirty)
  • Small plastic bucket
  • Rags
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask

Course Medium

Ceramic Arts


Studio 9/Ceramics at BBAC Campus


Lisa Farris


January 10 - March 21, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009

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