Creative with Coils
Tuesdays, July 20 – August 10 & 24
6:00-9:00 (15 hours/5 weeks)
clay included + students own tool kit (this can be found at the local art supply stores)
Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes July 13
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Think big with this hand-building class! Creative with Coils will teach students how to make large pots using a hand-building technique called “coiling”. This course will cover designing a pot, how to construct large forms with clay, and cover some decorating techniques such as painting with coloured slips, carving, and sgraffito.
Mel Doiron is a maker who is fascinated by clay. Using various hand-building techniques such as slab-building and coil-and-pinch, her practice encompasses both tableware and experimental vessels. Doiron’s tableware strives for ergonomics, perfect proportions, and balance. The graphic geometric decoration contrast qualities such as matte and glossy, light and dark, and decoratively employs “flaws” such as glaze drips and crawling. Her experimental vessels celebrate the material properties of clay and ceramic, creating works that transform over a period of time. In 2018, Mel completed a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, majoring in Ceramics. She has exhibited in a number of venues throughout Nova Scotia, Southern Alberta, and Upstate New York, including solo shows at The Anna Leonowens Gallery, The Yuill Family Gallery, and The Women’s Studio Workshop. Her work history includes acting as a studio assistant, gallery technician, teacher, and clay mixer, all of which have expanded her knowledge, honed her studio practice, and shaped her appreciation for clay.