16th October - 18th December
Tuesday 6.00pm - 9.00pm
This course is aimed at those who are new to pottery or have a little experience.
In this 10 week class where you will learn the basics of pottery including wedging, throwing simple shapes on the pottery wheel, Hand building techniques such as coiling and constructing pots using slabs of clay as well as adding colour and pattern to your ceramics using slip and glaze.
This course is perfect for those who are interested in working in clay and want to gain experience in different techniques. Once you have some experience with these techniques then you will come to the sessions with a small project or technique you might want to work on. This could be making a set of mugs or a large vase or improving your throwing. it is completely up to you but i will be there for help and advice on how to go about it.
This course fee does NOT include materials and firing. The charge for this is small and roughly works out a £1.50 a mug.
This is a small course of six people so everyone will get one to one attention
Day 1: wedging and demonstrations on the wheel
Day 2: centering and throwing a cylinder on the pottery wheel.
Day 3: turning cylinder and making handles
Day 4: throwing a bowl shape. hand building
Day 5: making a coil pot and slip decoration
Day 6: glazing work so far
Day 7- 10: self directed project.
*this is a rough plan and can be flexible
Led by Charlotte Mcleish