Build Big

Build Big: Fall/Winter 2023

Instructor: Julia Haft-Candell


Larger sculptural build with 2 spire-like forms extending from base.

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.

There are 5 spaces open for each of the sessions. To apply, fill out the application form and choose your preferred session.

At the studio in Glassell Park, Los Angeles.

Session 1: November 14, 16, 21, 28, 30, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Thursday of Thanksgiving off)

Session 2:  December 11-15, Monday - Friday 10am-3pm

Tuition is $1500 including materials, firing and optional open studio hours.

Installment payments and scholarships are available.

Apply for Build Big

Deadline to apply is October 22.



Work-Study Discount: Available to one student per session. Discounted tuition will be $950. Work-study recipients will help set up, clean up, load and unload kilns. Apply for work-study


Announcing the Emergent Scholarship- funded by students for students

The Emergent Scholarship is aimed at providing free build big courses for future Infinite School students with the ultimate goal of increasing the ratio of scholarship vs full-tuition students 2:1. The fund seeks to cultivate a community of artists beyond institutional models and promote democratized access to ceramic education that is not contingent on finances, space, or equipment. 

Priority is given to QTBIPoC.

Apply for the Emergent Scholarship


Thank you to BZIPPY for supporting three years of artists through the SCULPT Scholarship!