Beginner’s Wheel Throwing Course – Fridays 6:00-8:30pm

6 x 2.5 hour sessions

$470 per person

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Class Dates: Fridays 3rd May – 7th June 6:00-8:30pm

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Tutor: Cathy Hayward

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Description

Learn the age-old technique of forming pots on the wheel with an experienced tutor.

 

In this six week course (one 2.5 hour class per week) you will learn the fundamental skills of wheel throwing. This will include centering clay on the wheel, throwing cylinder and bowl forms, and turning/trimming the bases of your work. Students will also be introduced to a range of decorative techniques, including liquid underglaze colours, tissue transfers and glazes.

At the completion of the course students will have their own glazed pots and bowls to take home and use. This course is ideal for beginners and no previous experience is required. Each class will have a maximum of 10 students.

The cost of this course includes one bag of clay, use of wheel and tools, firing, and all materials for decorating and glazing. Our pottery supply shop stocks a wide variety of products should you wish to explore further, and staff are always happy to help guide you.

Please bring along your own towel and apron. Covered shoes are essential.

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Course Guide

Week 1 – Overview of the course, introduction to clay and the ceramic process, main tools and their uses, clay preparation techniques (wedging), demonstrations on centring clay on the wheel, students practising centring clay on the wheel with guidance from the tutor.

Week 2 – Refresher on wedging clay and centring clay on the wheel, demonstrations on ‘opening out’ and ‘pulling up’, compressing bases – to create cylindrical forms on the wheel. Students create cylindrical forms on the wheel with guidance from the tutor.

Week 3 – Discussion and demonstration on turning/trimming leather hard pots, students turn/trim their forms, students continue to make cylindrical forms on the wheel. Demonstration of throwing bowls on the wheel, students practice throwing bowl forms on the wheel.

Week 4 – Students continuing to practice and create more cylinder and bowls forms on the wheel and turn/trim leather hard work.

Week 5 – Turning/trimming of all cylinder and bowl forms. Learning about and applying decorative techniques, liquid underglaze colours and tissue transfers. All work is finished this session and ready for bisque firing (the first firing).

Week 6 – Discussion of glazes and glaze application, glaze demonstrations (dipping, pouring), students apply glazes to all their work for final firing.

Please note: The content of these sessions may vary slightly according to our different tutors.

After the completion of the course work takes 2-3 weeks to be fired. Students will be emailed when work is ready for collection.

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