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Pottery Wheel Intensive for Teens | 2 day workshop

Course overview

If you’ve had a go at throwing pots in clay on the the pottery wheel, then this intensive workshop is great way to build on those basic skills. In this two day workshop you will learn the fundamental techniques of wheel throwing pottery and practice everything you learn to make your own pots on our wheels! This intensive workshop is suitable for students who would like a more comprehensive experience of wheel throwing pottery. With only 8 students per class, you will watch tutor demonstrations and receive hands-on instruction.

What to expect:

Day 1

  • watch demonstrations by your tutor who will show you step by step what to do
  • learn principles of best practice in the ceramic studio
  • learn how to prepare your clay (wedging)
  • practise the fundamental techniques of wheel throwing including: centering and shaping
  • practise throwing simple cylindrical objects (pots, bowls, vessels)

Day 2

  • learn how to trim your thrown vessels
  • be introduced to a range of basic hand surface decorating techniques (for example sgraffito, rolled decoration and underglazing) to finish your pots ready for kiln firing

Materials, bisque firing and glazing

Price includes clay, use of our tools, and bisque firing.
Up to 6-8 objects (size dependent) will be bisque fired. Bisque firing will occur during the week after your workshop and work can be collected at a later date. We will notify you when these are ready and you can then book in for one of our glazing sessions. The glazing will add colour and functionality and finish your work and is a small additional $20 fee which also includes glaze (second) firing of your work)

What to bring

Bring an apron
Bring a small hand towel
Bring lunch and drinks.

What should I wear?

Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you are relaxed about getting clay on. We suggest comfortable pants/trousers as you’ll sit close to the wheel as you throw.
Please ensure long hair is tied back, take off your jewellery (rings, bangles, watches and long necklaces)

This is a 2 full day workshop.

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