6-Week Course Outline
This wheel throwing class will introduce beginners to the basic skills used at the pottery wheel.
Each class will begin with a demonstration followed by hands on instruction. At the end of the course students will be able to create simple forms at the wheel. Items will be glaze fired and ready for food!
In this six week course we will learn about: thrown cylinders, bowls, trimming, attached handles, and glazing.
Class 1: Clay wedging for bowls. Demo: centering clay on the wheel. Students will begin throwing on the first night. We will focus on centering the clay on the pottery wheel. Thrown bowls will be saved for trimming.
Class 2: Clay wedging for cylinders. Demo: trimming bowls. Thrown cylinder shapes will be saved for handle attachments.
Class 3: Demo: handle attachments. Add handles to your mug forms. Work on prior projects or practice some forms we have discussed. Free day.
Class 4: Demo: glazing. This class will be spent discussing glazes and kiln firing. Students will glaze their bisque ware.
Class 5: Demo: Throwing larger forms and pulling a spout for a pitcher. Continue glazing. Free day.
Class 6: We will discuss our glaze fired pottery! Demo: thrown plates. Free day to finish up any unfinished projects.
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