The Lincoln City Cultural Center will offer a new introductory ceramics class, with a new instructor, Ben Brooks. In “Hand-built Dinnerware Sets,” beginners ages 16 and up will create a fun set of ceramic dinnerware from slabs of clay. They will learn a variety of decorating methods using clay slip and stamping techniques.
Brooks has designed the class to allow those with little or no experience to build an understanding and confidence in working with the medium.
“Hand-built Dinnerware Sets” is an eight-week course, offered every Monday starting on May 20. Students can choose from one of two sessions, 9:30 am to noon, or 5:30 to 8 pm. Tuition includes instruction and kiln time. Clay and tools should be purchased separately, but will be available for purchase at the center.
Ben Brooks is originally from Washington State, but he’s recently re-located to the Northwest after spending eight years in New Mexico. He holds an MFA in ceramics from New Mexico State University, and specializes in creating functional pottery and dysfunctional sculpture. He has taught all ages of students in public schools, college classes, and art centers.
The ceramics studio at the LCCC, which just celebrated its second anniversary, is now open four days a week. It offers three pottery wheels, a slab roller, two kilns and a variety of glazes, as well as clay, tools and books.
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