A course for beginners where we'll cover clay preparation through to throwing of basic forms. All materials provided. (Held at Wellington Potters' Centre, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).
This is an introduction to the wonderful, organic material that is clay. You'll receive a comprehensive overview to working with clay which will cover all steps from clay preparation and re-cycling through to glazing the finished work. You'll learn to throw basic forms with group demonstration and one-to-one instruction.
All materials included in course fee. For more information about Wellington Potters, click on this link.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
- Wedge and re-cycle clay
- Demonstrate the basics of working on a pottery wheel
- Centre clay on the wheel
- Open a centred piece of clay on wheel
- Pull clay up to form basic beaker/cylinder shape
- Demonstrate the correct use of prepared glazes
(No class on Labour Weekend, Monday 28 October).
Presenter: Mal Sole