This short course is for very beginners and intermediates who have learnt basic techniques and wants to learn/try further.
If you are a beginner you will start by learning a few varieties of clay and their different characteristics. Based on this you will learn how to work with them in varied shaping methods each week: pinching, coiling, slab-building and throwing.
We will also go into a bit about surface decoration using sculpting tools, found objects and slips. On the last day of the course, we glaze all the pieces we made.
If you have some experience with clay you can go on the wheel or work at the table hand-building. You'd like to bring your ideas, projects or maybe you'd like to focus on improving certain skills. I will be available for advice, help and demonstrations as you wish!
The course will run every Saturday morning for 3 hrs between 1000 and 1300, for 5 weeks starting 28th July. It is for a small group of only 6 people and is aiming to be a casual and creative atmosphere.
Please come in with a notebook if you'd like to record your processes, which is very important to repeat the same result!
The course fee covers all materials and firings.
Day 1: 28th July
Day 2: 4th August
Day 3: 11th August
Day 4: 18th August
Day 5: 25th August / glazing
Led by Mizuyo Yamashita