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DukeCreate: Ceramics


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About the workshop:

In this workshop participants will learn the steps for throwing a basic cylinder. Being able to throw a cylinder is an important step in creating mugs, tumblers and vases and many other forms on the wheel. I will do a short demonstration on centering, opening and pulling up the walls of your vessel.

Participants will have an opportunity to make a cylinder and transform it into one of many possible objects. We will leave it to dry and be bisque fired in the kiln. A basic overview of the clay studio will be covered during the workshop as well as information about the firing schedule and instructions on how to follow up by glazing your work.

The focus for our workshops is to familiarize you with the steps involved in creating various clay forms. Workshops will either explore wheel throwing or hand building techniques. You will create using clay the evening of the workshop and leave your work to be fired by the Arts Annex staff.

About the instructor:

Lyn Riggs has taught art and ceramics for over 20 years. She earned a ceramics degree at Barton College in Wilson NC and studied wheel throwing and altered forms at Penland School of Crafts. Her focus for DukeCreate workshops will be to familiarize you with the steps involved in creating various clay forms. Workshops will either explore wheel throwing or hand building techniques.


What is DukeCreate?

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are held weeknights 6-8pm. DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).

How much does the workshop cost?

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance at https://training.oit.duke.edu/dukecreate. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Can staff attend DukeCreate workshops?

Duke students can reserve their spot in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available.

Where is the Arts Annex?

Our address is 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701.

Can I take a bus there?

Yes! The Arts Annex is located on East Campus, off of bus routes (C1, C2 & CSW) that run along Campus Drive.


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Status Cancelled
Date Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location Arts Annex
Leader Lyn Riggs
Enrolled 15 of 15