This is a one-off shorter version of our 10-week course.
In the course you will learn the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel.
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 - 5 people, and you all 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: 20th March / wedging, centring and throwing a cylinder shape
Day 2: 27th March / throwing & turning cylinder shape
Day 3: 3rd April / throwing & turning cylinder shape plus surface treatment
Day 4: 10th April / throwing & turning cylinder shape pulling handles
Day 5: 17th April / throwing bowl shape
Day 6: 24th April / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 7: 1st May / turning
Day 8: 8th May / glazing
*This is a rough plan and it can be flexible according to your skill.
Led by Mizuyo Yamashita