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Pottery – Wheel – Class

February 12 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 12:00 pm AEDT

Learn Pottery Wheel ceramic skills with Tutor Karen Steenbergen

TUTOR: Karen Steenbergen

START DATE: 12th February 2021

DAY & TIME: Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm

TERM LENGTH: 6 weeks

DATES: 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar 

FEE: $215

REQUIREMENTS: Please bring along your own tools, towel and apron. Covered shoes are essential.

LOCATION SPECIFICS: Studio

MAX NO.: 4

MIN NO.: 4

This course is focused on giving students the fundamental skills, knowledge and hands on experience of working with clay with an experienced and highly skilled tutor. 

The flexibility of handbuilding with clay offers endless opportunities for creating a variety of forms, varying from functional to sculptural. Students will experiment with a range of surface decorations including, textural impressions and scraffito, slips, underglaze, brush-on and pouring and dipping glazes. 

Each week a method will be demonstrated and supervised by the tutor to achieve various outcomes. Intermediate and experienced students can choose to follow the method with the class or discuss their intended project with the tutor and work at their own pace with assistance from the tutor as required.

Materials and firing costs are incorporated into the total course fee: half a bag of stoneware clay, one bisque firing, one glaze firing.

Week 1 – Overview of the course, introduction to clay and the ceramic process, main tools and their uses, clay preparation (wedging), demonstrations on centring clay on the wheel.  Students will practise centring clay on the wheel with guidance from the tutor.

Week 2 – Refresher on wedging clay and centring clay on the wheel. Demonstrations on ‘opening out’ and ‘pulling up’, compressing bases. Students create cylindrical forms on the wheel with guidance from the tutor.

Week 3 – Discussion and demonstration on turning/trimming leather hard pots, students turn/trim their forms. Students continue to make cylindrical forms on the wheel. Demonstration of throwing bowls on the wheel.  Students practice throwing bowl forms on the wheel.

Week 4 –  Students continue to  practice and create more cylinder and bowls forms on the wheel and turn/trim leather hard work.

Week 5 –  Turning/trimming of all cylinder and bowl forms.  All work is finished this session and ready for bisque firing -the first firing.

Week 6 – Discussion of glazes and glaze application, glaze demonstrations – dipping, pouring. Students apply glazes to all their work for final firing – the second firing.

 

Please note: The content of these sessions may vary slightly according to the experience level of each student.  

Intermediate students will learn how to make cups, larger vessels, plates and teapots.

After the completion of the course, work takes 2-3 weeks to be fired. Students will be notified when work is ready for collection.

OTHER:

Good quality tool kits will be offered for sale online through AAH @ $30 each. You may have your own or are able to cobble together a starter kit yourself.

Personal workspace will be cleaned by each student in readiness for the next class.

Roster system for vacuuming and mopping the studio after each class will be organised.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.   

If the minimum numbers for this class aren’t reached you will be notified by email two weeks before the start date that it has been cancelled and you will receive a refund. 

Ceramic Artist Melinda Solly photographed during a demonstration for film

(Photos by Rebecca Hosking Photography)

Art by Ceramic Artist Karen Steenbergen

(Photos by Rebecca Hosking Photography)

Details

Start:
February 12 @ 10:00 am AEDT
End:
March 19 @ 12:00 pm AEDT
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pottery-wheel-class-tickets-134753741067

Venue

Anglesea Art House
23 Cameron Road
Anglesea, VIC 3230 Australia

Organizer

Anglesea Art House Inc
Website:
https://angleseaarthouse.com.au