This course is for those who would like to learn/improve the skills of throwing on the potter's wheel. We recommend to take introduction/beginner course before this as you need some knowledge on handling clay at different stages.
You will learn the basic and very important techniques of wedging. On the wheel you will start from throwing simple shapes such as cylinder and bowl. You will also learn how to pull handles for mugs, cups and jugs, how to manipulate thrown shapes and how to apply surface decoration. Hopefully you will also continue to learn throwing plates but we would like you to learn the basics first.
This course focuses on the skills to manage and control clay on the wheel. It is a small group class for only 4 people, and you will get my good attention.
This course fee does NOT include material and firing costs.
Day 1: 19th February / wedging, centering and throwing a cylinder shape
Day 2: 26th February / throwing cylinder shape and turning
Day 3: 5th March / throwing, turning cylinder shape and pulling handles
Day 4: 12th March / throwing bowl shape
Day 5: 19th March / throwing and turning a few shapes
Day 6: 26th March / assembling thrown/hand-built shapes
Day 7: 9th April
Day 8: 16th April
Day 9: 23th April
Day 10: 30th April / glazing
Led by Mizuyo Yamashita