INFORMATION FOR TERM STUDENTS

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All our term courses follow a weekly lesson structure. 

It's good to be aware of what is happening each week so that you don't miss any essential instruction. All of the starred weeks (*) are very important. If you miss any of these classes, you may find it difficult to catch up. 

BEGINNERS WHEEL THROWING

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.

 

ADVANCED BEGINNERS WHEEL THROWING

Your weekly lesson plan:

  • Week 1: Clay preparation & wedging, including wheel basics such as centering clay and throwing a bowl form.
  • Week 2: Revisit clay preparation & centering.
  • Week 3*: All pots trimmed and ready for mid-term bisque firing.
  • Week 4*: Learn how to pull and attach handles to your work. Glaze pots for mid-term glaze firing.
  • Week 5: Learn how to throw repetitive forms.
  • Week 6: Learn how to decorate using in-lay and sgraffito techniques.
  • Week 7*: Finish all work for bisque firing.
  • Week 8*: Glazing lesson.

 

Important bits & pieces

  1. *These weeks are very important. If you miss any of these classes, you may find it difficult to catch up. 
  2. All work will be bisque fired after your week 7 class, so please ensure all your work (throwing & trimming) is complete by this time.
  3. If you are unable to attend week 8, we will glaze your work for you.
  4. 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? 

Students can make up a missed class by coming to a free two hour open studio session. Note—you can only make up a class once a term.

CLAY SALES

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