In 10 weeks you will learn the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel. We recommend to take introduction/beginner course before this as having some knowledge on handling clay at different stages/hardness helps.
First we start the class with the very basic and very important techniques of wedging and throw simple shapes such as cylinders and bowls. You will also learn how to pull handles for mugs & cups and how to apply surface decoration using sculpting tools and slips. Hopefully you will also learn to throw plates but we would like you to cover 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. The charge for this is small and roughly works out a £1.50 a mug
Day 1: 10th October / wedging, centring and throwing a cylinder shape
Day 2: 17th October / throwing & turning cylinder shape
Day 3: 24th October / throwing & turning cylinder shape plus surface treatment
Day 4: 31st October / throwing & turning cylinder shape pulling handles
Day 5: 7th November / (maybe glazing a few pieces) throwing bowl shape
Day 6: 14th November / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 7: 21st November / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 8: 28th November / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 9: 5th December / throwing your own design
Day 10: 12th December / glazing
*This is a rough plan and it can be flexible.
Led by Mizuyo Yamashita