Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
No experience needed. Beginners Welcome!
Clay, kiln-firing, and use of tools are included in the course fee. Up to 6 kiln fired items included.
Six Week Course
Six Week Course Outline
This wheel throwing class will introduce beginners to the basic skills used at the pottery wheel. Classes 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. Continuing students will be challenged by instructor to work on techniques designed to advance their abilities.
Class 1. Prepare an center your clay
Demo: centering clay on the wheel. Students will begin throwing on the first night. We will focus on centering clay on the pottery wheel. Studio clean up.
Class 2. Pull a shape from your clay
Demo: centering and pulling a shape from the clay. Thrown cylinder/bowl shapes will be saved to practice trimming/handle attachments at next class.
Class 3. Handle attachments
Demo: pulling a handle from the form. Continue working on centering and pulling clay at the pottery wheel. Free day.
Class 4. Pulling taller and wider
Demo: pulling clay taller and wider. Continue working on centering and pulling clay at the pottery wheel. Free day.
Class 5. Glazing in the studio
Demo: waxing and wiping, mixing and dipping glazes. Discussion of glaze and application. Students will glaze their bisque ware.
Class 6. Wrap up day
We will discuss our glaze fired pottery. Free day to finish up any unfinished projects. Celebrate!
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