ONLINE LEARNING: Handbuild a Platter

Join our current guest artist in residence Madeleine Thornton-Smith in a 1 hour handbuilding workshop online via zoom.

In this session Madeleine will demonstrate two different ways of making a ceramic platter from start to finish, using our Pottery Starter Kit.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, and anybody with a reliable internet connection.

Class will run from Wednesday 5th August from 4.00-5.00

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Join our current guest artist in residence Madeleine Thornton-Smith in a 1 hour handbuilding workshop online via zoom.

In this session Madeleine will demonstrate two different ways of making a ceramic platter from start to finish, using our Pottery Starter Kit and a few basic household items.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, and anybody with a reliable internet connection.

Things you will need:

  • Rolling pin or wine bottle.
  • Knife– kitchen butter knife would suffice.
  • Bag of clay– We suggest PS3010 stoneware clay or RHB included in our clay kit.
  • Needle tool- included in the clay kit.
  • Spongeincluded in the clay kit.
  • Bucket of water.
  • Cutting wireIncluded in the clay kit.
  • Modelling toolincluded in clay kit.
  • Rubber Kidneyincluded in the clay kit.
  • Some newspaper or chux wipes.
  • Plastic sheet or a plastic bag to wrap your work in.
  • Two long square bits of wood that are the same size. (optional)
  • Large round plate or platter to trace around to get the shape for your platter- you can get something from the $2 shop or you can use a plate from your kitchen- just make sure you wash it well afterward.

Working Area:

  • You can work on a wooden board such as an old chopping board, or wooden table is ideal to work on. Avoid a sticky surface such as Laminex or glass as the clay will stick to this.

If you are worried about working on a nice surface, you can always lay down some canvas, calico or an old cotton sheet or table cloth.

Ahead of the class, make some joining slip

To do this, take a small chunk of clay, place it in a jar or container, add some water and if you have it, some white vinegar and give it a stir with your modelling tool.  You have now made a basic SLIP which is used for joining.  Madelaine will show you how to use this during the demonstration.

Class will run from Wednesday 4th August from 4.00-5.00

 

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$55.00