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.
Day 1: 28th July / wedging, centring and throwing a cylinder shape
Day 2: 1st August / throwing & turning cylinder shape
Day 3: 8th August / throwing & turning cylinder shape plus surface treatment
Day 4: 15th August / throwing & turning cylinder shape pulling handles
Day 5: 22nd August / throwing bowl shape
Day 6: 29th August / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 7: 5th September / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 8: 12th September / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 9: 19th September / throwing your own design
Day 10: 26th September / glazing
*This is a rough plan and it can be flexible.
Led by Mizuyo Yamashita