Creating Forms with Handmade Tools January 5th-January 26th Fridays 2pm-5pm


January 5th - January 26th
Friday, 2:00PM - 5:00 PM

In this 4 week course, students will learn methods to create a variety of handmade tools to use in the production of ceramic wares. In addition to leaving the course with multiple tools to use later on, students will create work using the tools they’ve made and will have the opportunity to glaze the work to be picked up at a later date. Demonstrations will be given on how to make your own texture tools, bisque ring molds, bisque hump molds, simple plaster molds, and sprig molds, along with how to utilize them. All levels are welcome!

Examples of what you would learn:

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Instructor Bio

Ben Statser

Ben Statser is a ceramic artist and educator living and working in Dallas. After earning an MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas in 2021, he began teaching with Dallas College where he’s currently a ceramics instructor at the El Centro campus. Ben has also taught ceramics classes at various community studios around DFW. Drawn to the transformative nature of clay, the medium is often used in his work to reflect personal experiences of growth and transformation of identity. Ben is passionate about clay and the community it brings together, hoping to spread the excitement ceramics holds through teaching the medium.