This class begins with a two-hour orientation for those with no prior experience and each session that follows will progressively advance in skill-level. The last sessions will create pieces by combining previously-learned techniques of various difficulties . All the techniques are of manual construction utilizing the simple, the close, and the possible.
This class is run in partnership with Les Monarcas de Barro and will be taught in English and Spanish.
Les Monarcas de Barro (The Butterflies of Mud; LMdB) is a project based on the belief that art and ceramics can convene, create space to reflect, develop conscientiousness, organize communities and result in social transformation. This project is a collective effort by Vanesa Cabezas, Colombian Potter, and Kevin Escobar Popular Education Facilitator. They are artists and advocates with strong roots in the immigrant community. Their objective is sharing the generational knowledge of pottery and mastery of traditional techniques in South America; transmitting, honoring, and recognizing these communities' continued resistance.To learn more about this organization please visit them on facebook or instagram @lesmonarcasdebarro.