– Three hour workshop with Elizabeth Paley
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019
Ocarinas, a type of vessel flute, have been made by cultures across the globe for thousands of years. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a clay ocarina that produces a clear sound. We'll cover the basics of resonating cavities and windways, plus strategies for overcoming common pitfalls. We'll add holes to produce multiple pitches, and experiment with possible tunings and fingerings. From there, design decisions are limited only by your imagination. This workshop is for students of all clay-experience levels. Recommended tools (if you have them--if not, we can share): needle tool, round hole cutter(s), golf tee, dish towel, and misc. wood tools for decorating. Clay and firing included (finished ocarinas may be picked up the following Saturday).
Typically, Claymakers' students are 18 or older. Students ages 12 - 18 are welcome in this workshop if accompanied by an adult.