HAND BUILDING STUDIO
This class will focus exclusively on hand building with techniques such as pinching, coiling, slumping, sculpting, and slab building. Hand building is a wonderful, immediate way to experience the magic of clay. You can make functional pieces for your home, kitchen, and garden or experiment with sculptures—past students have even made musical instruments!
All ceramics classes now include free access to open studio hours!
Open Studio hours are Tuesdays from 1 - 4 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM - 2 PM.
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Dates: April 7 through May 26
8 classes total
Location: Ceramics Studio, Gadsden St Entrance (125 N Gadsden St)
Instructor: Nancy Jefferson
Fee: $135 for members, $150 for non-members
Supplies: students must purchase clay ($25/bag)
all other supplies and tools included
Capacity: 5 students
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Nancy grew up riding bicycles, ice skating, and playing kick-the-can. She studied at the University of Kentucky between 1970 and 1975, collecting 120 credits in a diversity of subjects. Later, she refined her craft studying at Penland School of Crafts in 1979, 1981, and 1985 and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in 1991.
Nancy moved to Islamorada in the Florida Keys in 1978 where she apprenticed under Lee and Dorothy Shank for two years before becoming the resident potter at Plantation Potters for 24 years. In 2004 she moved her studio to the forest in Wakulla County, Florida.
Nancy is currently the resident potter at LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, Florida where she teaches, manages the ceramics studio, and creates her own work. She enjoys biking the local forest trails and kayaking the Gulf and area rivers.
Nancy’s nature-inspired ceramics are influenced by a childhood spent outdoors, the many skilled instructors she studied under, and the amazing environments in which she’s had the pleasure to live. Her work is often identified by her signature red dot.
125 N. Gadsden Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Tuesday-Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm
We are located in downtown Tallahassee's Park Avenue Historic District: