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Continuous Coils: Handbuilding with the Spiral

Explore and experiment with coils to construct functional and non-functional work. Examine how simple coiling methods can morph and unfold to create larger and more symbiotic forms. As we look to the spiral as inspiration, with its importance as a universal symbol in cultures throughout history, we will utilize coils to build forms as an integral part of the construction. Using demonstrations as well as one on one guidance, we will converse with clay as we analyze the ways in which coils themselves can be part of the larger structure. While thinking of the forms we constructed, we will then apply a variety of slip, surface development and glazing techniques. This isn’t Auntie Anne’s—get ready to roll! All levels welcome, especially newbies.

About the Instructor

David M. Cravenho is an artist currently working on Cape Cod. He has taught for the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy and for Massachusetts College of Art. He received a B.F.A. from Southeastern Massachusetts University, an M.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an M.S.A.E. from Massachusetts College of Art. He has attended Alfred University’s summer graduate program and workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

David is the recipient of Artist in Residencies from the Banff School of Fine Arts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and the Archie Bray Foundation, among others. His visual art has appeared at Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.