In this 4 week courses, you will learn all there is in creating beautiful vessels you can be proud of. Throwing is all about getting every single step of the process correct, as they all play into the creation of a piece, and its survival.
The first two weeks focus heavily on centering, where you take control of the clay and prevent it taking control of you. This technique sets a potter up for success in all parts of the process going forward. In the third week, we will focus on cleaning up a piece with trimming, as well as using different carving techniques to make a piece unique to you, including your very own maker's mark.
To finish off the 4 weeks, we will delve in a brief understanding of glazing. Glazing is the grand finale, making your piece functional. All materials will be provided throughout the course.
This class is the perfect experience to start you on your pottery journey.
This class are for those who participated and loved our 4 Week Throwing Course and want to keep expanding their knowledge and skill set with Wheel Throwing. If you haven't done the 4 Week Throwing Course, that's ok, but some knowledge and experience with throwing is required to participate in this class.
This course is a continuation from the basics of throwing. It's to take you that next step with your skills, from throwing just little cylinders and trinket bowls, to tackling bigger and more intricate vessels. In this four weeks we will focus on what each student wants to learn to master, as well as learning new skills to shape and sculpt your new pieces. Week 3 will be looking at trimming, carving, and attaching handles. To finish off the 4 weeks, we will be looking at different glazes techniques and how to combine glazes together.
Hand Building or Wheel Throwing? Find your one true love! As the Spanish say... Porque No los Dos, meaning "Why not both?"
In this 6 week course you'll get a full introduction into how to Wheel Throw and the techniques of Hand Building.
Week 1: Introduction to Throwing
Week 2: Further delving into the techniques of throwing, and exploring form/shape of vessels
Week 3: Learn how to trim your vessels on the wheel
Week 4: Introduction to Hand Building
Week 5: Continuation of learning Hand Building skills, and delving into sculptural work
Week 6: How to Glaze
This class is suitable for complete beginners or beginners with some experience throwing or handbuilding.
Our 6 Week Intermediate Throwing Course is a continuation from our four week courses and will heavily focus on advancing your throwing techniques, giving you confidence in control, consistency and form.
This class is not suitable for beginners and is ideal for anyone who has taken a beginners class and is ready for the next level after practicing and mastering foundational skills. If you are confident centering 1kg of clay or more, ready to learn what's next, keen to advance your skills, and ready to begin throwing large... this class is for you
Week 1 - "Consistency" how to throw everything the same
Week 2* - "Bigger" how to throw 2kgs or more of clay and making handles
Week 3* - "Form" How to form and shape without water
Week 4* - "Bats, Plates, & Bowls" How to attach a bat correctly, two different techniques of throwing plates, and throwing bowls.
Week 5* - "Throwing off the hump" How you can use this technique for quick making or tackling projects like making a tea pot.
Week 6 - Glazing
*Weeks 2 - 5, we will begin the class with trimming of pieces from the previous week. To ensure the most out of your class experience, we recommend arriving 15 minutes before the start time, so you can prep your clay.