Working with clay scratches creative itch

May 30, 2008

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - What does pinch, coil and slab have in common? They are all clay handbuilding techniques and skills participants of Central Arizona College’s Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) Working with Clay class will learn.

The class focuses on one of the earliest forms of human creativity – handbuilding with clay. Students will learn techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab construction and extruded clay. Glazing and firing will enhance the planned demonstrations and specific exercises. All student experience levels are welcomed. Lab hours are available for the class, which meets on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon beginning June 7 through July 26.

Students will furnish their own clay and tools. A list of supplies will be available at the first class. The cost is $85 for C.A.L.L. members and $110 for non-members. The class is limited to 15 participants.

Debbie Carrera, owner of Carrera Pottery and a professional artist, is the instructor.

The class meets in room 420 of Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus located at 273 East Old West Highway in Apache Junction.

For more information about the C.A.L.L. program, to sign up for “Working with Clay” or to receive a current catalog, please contact Vera Walters (480-677-7707 or 520-494-5444, ext. 7707 / or Joel Beck (480-677-7721 or 520-494-5444, ext. 7721 /

C.A.L.L. is an enrichment program for adult learners of any age without regard to previous education, providing a variety of informal, low-cost, high-quality classes, study groups and field trips. Visit the C.A.L.L. program at



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