Hand Building Fundamentals – Organic Forms

This class is suitable for all levels interested in handbuilding


Thursday evenings, 6-9pm: March 25-Apr 22 
Instructor: Sara Catapano, Artist in Residence

$165 for members/ $175 for non-members 

MEMBERS: Add Coupon Code "Member10" to receive your $10 discount 


Hand build either functional or sculptural works inspired by natural forms in this class! We will focus on techniques that loosen and lend the form to a natural pose- also challenging the clay and pushing the limitations of form. Referencing nature, students can compile a compendium of textures, shapes and forms they find inspirational, and we will try to mimic the surfaces, and potentially make our own tools to do so, while blending and abstracting the forms.

**For Sara's classes, please be sure to bring a trash bag to wrap your work with!**


Each class enrollment minimum; 4, maximum 8



Included in class fee:

  • First bag of clay
  • NEW: All firing fees for work created in ALL classes are included in the class fee  (size limit- items must not measure more than 20” in any direction)
  • access to work in studio outside of class meeting time.


Access outside of class time will be restricted to business hours when other classes and programs are not in session in the classroom, plus additional monitored times TBA. Your instructor will orient you on how to reserve open studio access on the first day of class.


We ask that students comply with all of our health and safety guidelines. A student waiver will be issued during the first class meeting with the most up-to-date guidance.

Hand Building Fundamentals – Organic Forms - Thurs 6-9pm/Mar 25-Apr 22


    1106 Hawthorne St.

    Missoula, MT 59802



    Public Hours: M-F 12-5pm, Saturdays 12-3pm

    By appointment M-F 10am-12pm
    (must schedule appt at least 24 hr in advance)

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