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Learn Pottery Wheel Throwing (Part 2 Trimming, Turning)

Class overview

This 2 hour pottery class introduces Part 2 of making work on the pottery wheel: Trimming and Turning

Why trim your pots?

Trimming and Turning is the 2nd step in the pottery pottery wheel process and takes place once your pottery pieces are ‘leather hard’. In this step you make your vessels more pleasing to the eye, tidying up rough edges, shaping the rim, adding a foot at the base of the vessel and a few more tricks. After this session, we will bisque fire your work in our kiln. The image below shows a untrimmed pot (on the left) and a trimmed pot (on the right).

When should I book this session?

Students should have already attended Part 1 and have left behind some vessels they can work on that have been dried to leather hard (not already bisque fired). Ideally you will turn your pots within 7 days of Part 1. If you leave it longer than 7 days they will be too dry to turn.

What to expect

  • through demonstration and practice learn the principles of trimming, turning your vessels
  • if you have extra time, be introduced to some basic decoration techniques.

Students can leave their trimmed vessels for bisque firing (included in the fee). You also have the opportunity to return and glaze your vessels for a small additional fee.

Our purpose built ceramics studio is equipped with 8 wheels. A limited number of glazes are available and work is kiln fired on the premises. There is a maximum of 8 students in this class.

What should I wear?

Close toed shoes are a must as are comfortable clothes you are relaxed about getting clay.
Note that we no longer supply aprons to students, so bring apron or an old shirt to cover up your clothes if you wish, or go ahead and enjoy the mess!
We recommend relaxed fit pants/trousers as you’ll sit close to the wheel as you work.
Please ensure long hair is tied back, take off jewellery and watches and remove any long necklaces, scarves etc from around your neck
We do sell Art Est. branded aprons for $30

What should I bring?

An old towel (old bath towel or large hand towel) is useful, and an apron (we don’t supply these).

It is assumed that you have attended part 1 and have left behind some vessels they can work on that have been dried to leather hard (not already bisque fired)

What materials will be provided?

All materials supplied.
It is assumed that you have attended part 1 and have left behind some vessels they can work on that have been dried to leather hard (not already bisque fired)

Will my vessels be fired?

Included in your fee is the bisque firing of 2 vessels of your choice. You can return and glaze your bisque fired pots (additional fee of $20)

Wheel throwing classes have a maximum of 8 students Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. For most ceramics classes clay is supplied to complete several projects and this is included in your course fees. Additional clay can be purchased if required.

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$60 Limited inc GST
Learn Pottery Wheel Throwing (Part 2 Trimming, Turning)

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Materials included | Class limited 8 students
$60 Limited inc GST
Learn Pottery Wheel Throwing (Part 2 Trimming, Turning)

<p>{image name:“pottery-wheel-turning-class-hero”}</p><h3 id="Classoverview">Class overview</h3><p>This 2 hour pottery class introduces Part 2 of making work on the pottery wheel: Trimming and Turning

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Materials included | Class limited 8 students
$60 Limited inc GST
Learn Pottery Wheel Throwing (Part 2 Trimming, Turning)

<p>{image name:“pottery-wheel-turning-class-hero”}</p><h3 id="Classoverview">Class overview</h3><p>This 2 hour pottery class introduces Part 2 of making work on the pottery wheel: Trimming and Turning

...
Materials included | Class limited 8 students

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