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Merritt Ceramics

Intro to Handbuilt Vases & Ikebana-inspired Floral Design with Found Floral

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Join us for our three day workshop for a full on experience of clay making and flower arranging. Part one of this workshop (day 1&2) you will learn the basic fundamentals of handbuilding small to medium sculptural vases. Part two (day 3) will be learning about modern ikebana-inspired flower arranging styles and techniques in their very own handbuilt ceramic vase.

Day 1: May 7th, 10am-2pm

-Introduction of ikebana - flower arranging principles, different floral design styles and mechanics inspired by different vase shapes.

-Demo on fundamentals of handbuilding and coil making for sculptural shapes.

Day 2: May 8th, 10am-1pm

-Demo on texture, carving, and surface design.

-Finish up work and pick from a selection of glazes.

Day 3: May 21st, 10am-1pm

-Demo of flower arranging techniques.

-Creating your dream flower arrangement with fresh local blooms and greenery in your finished handbuilt vase!

Note: There will be a two week gap between Day 2 and Day 3 of the workshop to allow enough time for clay work to dry and be fired and glazed.

Materials included: 12lbs of clay, tools, glazing and firing. Flower arranging materials include chicken wire, metal pin frogs, floral tape, and assortment of fresh local flowers and greenery to take home!

APPI Heritage Month: In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, Found Floral and Merritt Ceramics will donate 10% of each ticket to the Asian American Women Art Association to directly invest in advancing the visibility and recognition of Asian American women in the arts.

Level: All Levels.


Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your class, you must email 48 hours in advance to receive full refund. After that time there is no refund or rescheduling. Any rescheduling at any time, if available, will cost $10.