INFORMATION FOR TERM STUDENTS

 

INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING

9 October – 30 November

Your weekly lesson plan:

  • Week 1*: Learn about clay preparation & wedging, including wheel basics such as centering clay and throwing a bowl form.
  • Week 2: Revisit the steps covered in week 1, filling your wareboard with lots of pots in preparation for next week.
  • Week 3*: Learn how to trim and finish your work.
  • Week 4: Learn about throwing a cylinder form.
  • Week 5: Practice throwing bowl & cylinder forms.
  • Week 6: Last week to finish your pots.
  • Week 7*: Learn about slip work and decoration.
  • Week 8*: Now that your pots have been bisc fired—it’s time to glaze them.

INTRODUCTION TO HAND BUILDING

12 October – 30 November

Your weekly lesson plan:

  • Week 1*: Learn about clay preparation & wedging, including hand building basics such as pinch pots and joining clay.
  • Week 2*: We revisit week 1 and learn how to coil.
  • Week 3*: Learn how to build slab ware. Rolling out clay to make bowls and plates. **Note: students to bring in own household vessel for shaping.
  • Week 4: More slab techniques looking at structural design.
  • Week 5: Learn about marbling & Nerikomi techniques. Begin designing and work on your own project for weeks 6 & 7.
  • Week 6: Practice technique and work on your own project.
  • Week 7: Practice technique and work on your own project.
  • Week 8*: Glazing week.
 

Important bits & pieces

 

*These weeks are very important. If you miss any of these classes, you may find it difficult to catch up. 

All hand building & wheel throwing work will be bisc fired after your week 7 class, so please ensure all your work (throwing, trimming, sculpting) is complete by this time. If you are unable to attend week 8, we will glaze your work for you.

All students can make up one missed class during the term by attending two hours of open studio for free.

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FIRING FEE

Please note that there will be a firing fee payable at the end of your course. The fee is $8 per kilo of finished work. Approx. five small pieces weigh a kilo.

MISS A WHEEL CLASS? 

Wheel throwing students can make up a missed class by coming to another class within the same week. Wheels will be allocated to enrolled students first, make up students second. Note—you can only make up a class once over the term.

CLAY SALES

We sell the clay students use in class. Please ask Todd for prices.