Build Big

Build Big Spring 2022

Instructor: Julia Haft-Candell


The scale of your artwork shouldn’t be limited by kiln size. Making modular sculpture is an accessible and sustainable approach for working in large-scale. In this course you will learn methods of building large-scale ceramic sculpture including historic and contemporary techniques, as well as conceptual and political implications of building in parts.

Over the course of 5 class meetings you will build a tall sculpture in at least 2 parts. No prior ceramics experience is required. All are encouraged to apply.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

There are 5 spaces open for each of the sections.  To apply, fill out the application form by February 11 and choose your preferred section.

Section 1: Feb 21, Feb 23, March 2, March 7, March 9, 6-9 pm

Section 2: April 4, April 6, April 11, April 13, April 18, 6-9pm

Section 3: May 2, May 4, May 9, May 11, May 16, 6-9 pm

Tuition is $750 including materials and firing*.

*covers 5 bags of clay and one firing

Apply for Build Big

Announcing the SCULPT scholarship sponsored by the BZIPPY FUND

The SCULPT Scholarship, sponsored by the BZIPPY FUND, provides two full tuition awards to artists interested in expanding their knowledge of clay processes through “Big Build.” The initiative seeks to cultivate a community of makers beyond institutional models and promote democratized access to ceramic education that isn’t contingent on finances, space, or equipment. 
Priority is given to QTBIPoC.
Deadline is February 11