Beginning Handbuilding – Saturdays, August 17th – September 21st, 10:00AM – 1:00PM


6-week course from August 17th - September 21st
Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come learn to make pottery by hand through pinching, coiling, and slab-building. Bring your vision to life with the use of sculpting, texture, molds, stamps, and surface decoration. All students will complete the session by learning to glaze their pots for finished, food-safe results.

The instructor Amy Henson has been hand building pots for 10 of her 18 years working with clay. Whether your taste is figurative, architectural, minimal, rustic, or something else altogether, Amy can help you develop the skills to make it happen. Demonstrated objects will include pinched face cups and animal planters, coil built bowls, and slab built vases, mugs, and plates.

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Instructor Bio

Amy Henson

Amy Henson is a ceramic artist and educator living in Garland. Amy has been wheel throwing and hand building clay objects for 18 years, and exhibits her work locally and nationally. Amy earned her BFA in Studio Art from Southern Methodist University in 2007, and her MFA in Ceramics from University of North Texas in 2022. She has been teaching in ceramics since 2021 at UNT, first as a graduate student and now as adjunct faculty, and since 2022 at the Brookhaven campus of Dallas College. Amy has also taught various workshops in the D/FW area. Her current work focuses on maternal feminism and animal forms translated into hand-built sculptural vessels. Amy enjoys working with beginners and established makers alike. She demonstrates a diverse array of methods to encourage experimentation, and supports students’ ideas and hands-on execution to build their confidence and skill.”