I recently enrolled in a handbuilding class at a local pottery studio. From my understanding, “handbuilding” basically refers to anything not made using a wheel or pour molds (i.e.: coil work, pinch pots, slab construction, tiles, sculpting, etc.)
I’ve found the class very fun and I’ve learned a lot in a few short months. I figured I’d brag a little and share some of my favorite pieces here on my blog.
Glazing is an art in and of itself. Some benefit from a simple glaze that accents textures, others work well with colorful glazes.
Other pieces work best with selective glazing or no glaze at all.
Sometimes you can use underglazes to accent textures.
Or you can layer glazes, like I did for the band on this basket.
Like I said, I’ve really enjoyed this class. I’m hoping to keep it up and make more cool creations like this guy: