Studio Course:
Beginning Hand-building in Clay

Have you ever wanted to build your own sculpture in clay? Or carve a ceramic tile? Create a glazed bird-house or unique candle-holder? This six week studio course will introduce you to hand-building with water-based clay. What you create is limited only by your imagination and the boundaries of the medium. Learn how to work with this wonderful material, glaze your pieces, and bring them home.

The course is taught by sculptor Gregory Fields at his studio in the Northwest Crossing neighborhood of Bend’s west side. With the small class size (maximum of six students) you will get lots of focused instruction.


  • techniques for building sculptures and other creations in water-based clay
  • how to use hand tools and the slab roller
  • surface decoration and texture techniques
  • how to glaze your piece


Six weeks, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm
September 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23

Signup Information:

Cost: $350, including all materials and firings

Non-refundable deposit of $50 to reserve a spot, balance of $300 is due at first class

Class minimum size is 3; if class is canceled your deposit will be refunded.

No make up classes