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 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: 28th February / wedging, centering and throwing a cylinder shape
Day 2: 7th March / throwing & turning cylinder shape
Day 3: 14th March / turning cylinder shape and pulling handles
Day 4: 21st March / throwing bowl shape
Day 5: 28th March / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 6: 4th April / turning & throwing bowl shape and other shapes
Day 7: 11th April / demonstration: throwing a plate, assembling, test glazing
Day 8: 18th April / throwing your own design
Day 9: 25th April /throwing your own design
Day 10: 2nd May / glazing
*This is a rough plan. I might change it depending on the progress.
Led by Mizuyo Yamashita