In this 8 weeks you will learn the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel. We recommend taking an introduction/beginner course before this as having some knowledge of handling clay at different stages/hardness helps.
First, we start the class with the very basic and very important techniques of wedging and then 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.
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 will get my good attention.
This course fee does NOT include material and firing costs. The charge for this is calculated on the weight. It works out roughly £1.50 a mug
Day 1: 17th March / wedging, centring and throwing a cylinder shape
Day 2: 24th March / throwing cylinder shape
Day 3: 31st March / turning cylinder shape plus surface treatment
Day 4: 7th April / throwing & turning cylinder shape pulling handles
Day 5: 14th April / throwing bowl shape
Day 6: 21st April / turning & throwing bowl shape
Day 7: 28th April / turning bowls
Day 8: 5th May / glazing
*This is a rough plan and it can be flexible.
Led by Mizuyo Yamashita