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Handle with Care Spouts, Handles, Lips and Rims on the Pottery Wheel | Todd Pletcher

Course overview

Todd Pletcher believes that creating great functional pots is all about the details, and that’s the focus of this two day workshop. Students with prior wheel experience will practise mastering the finer details of functional ceramics including: handles, spouts, lips, feet and rims. Through demonstration and hands on practise you will learn the design elements and practical considerations that make great, functional pottery. You will be introduced to a range of techniques and approaches to creating these functional features. This class is for students who have previously attended wheel throwing classes and are comfortable with wedging, centering clay and throwing small vessels. Not for beginners.

Originally from the USA Todd Pletcher relocated to Sydney in 2016. Todd received his BA in Studio Art from Goshen College, Indiana and trained at Lehman Pottery in 2005. Todd owned and operated his studio pottery business in the US from 2012 to 2016. He was named one of the 2015 Emerging Artists by Ceramics Monthly. He is now the Resident Artist at Northern Beaches Ceramics, Brookvale TAFE. Todd’s specialty is the details of fuctional pottery. He has been teaching ceramics in the USA and Australia since 2005

1 or 2 objects (size dependent) will be fired.

Is this course right for me?

This class is for students who have previously attended wheel throwing classes and are comfortable with wedging, centering clay and throwing small vessels. Not for beginners.

Materials and Clay Firing

Included in the course fee:
Students will be provided with a bag of clay each to enable completion of several vessels. Additional clay may be purchased at $5 per 2kg (or $20 a 10kg bag)
You will be able to use our pottery tools during the workshop, or you if you already have a set bring what you have including: cutting wire, wooden ribs, steel ribs, needle tool, turning tools, modelling knife, textural tools, slip brush
1 or 2 objects (size dependent) will be fired. You will need to return to collected fired objects

All students should bring:

a large sponge (car wash size).
a thick kitchen sponge cut into four pieces
an old hand towel
some plastic (garbage bag for example) for wet work
a notebook to take notes and sketch your ideas
an apron
wear old closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes you are relaxed about getting clay on

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Maximum of 12 students in hand-building workshops or 8 in wheel throwing workshops Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, clay is supplied for ceramic workshops and this is included in your fees. Please read what to bring carefully. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$380 Limited inc GST
Handle with Care Spouts, Handles, Lips and Rims on the Pottery Wheel | Todd Pletcher

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Limited to 8 Students | Enrol in 3 or more 2018 Summer Art School for Adults workshops and receive a 10% discount | Price includes most materials

See our full program of term, one and two day ceramic and pottery courses

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