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Clay Foundations: Throwing cylinders

Workshop with Maryke Henderson


January 2020


This class over 3 days


6.30pm–9.30 pm


Workshop 1


Max 8 students



intensive course

Dates and duration

Tuesday 28 January, Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 January.

Suitable for

  • anyone who has completed the Wheel Basics class and can centre clay consistently.
  • anyone who wants to make lighter, lovelier pots.

The Workshop includes

Materials and firing not included.

What you will learn

Maryke is an expert at helping participants to refine their technique and make much better pots.
In this workshop she will talk about, and demonstrate, the skills required for preparing clay for throwing, making a cylinder and pulling up to get even walls and increased height in your cylinders.
Maryke will take you through a series of structured exercises in order to help you understand the form of your pots. The focus will be on improving your techniques and critiquing the quality of your forms.
The cylinder is the basic shape for many functional forms; mugs, jugs, vase forms, jars, teapots etc. By concentrating on throwing cylinders you will address any inherent issues in your throwing technique.

About the convenor

Maryke taught for many years in educational establishments, workshops and from her own studio when she lived in the New England region of NSW. After many years of professional potting, Maryke moved to Canberra and undertook full-time studies at the ANU School of Art, graduating in 2005. She has been teaching at Canberra Potters since 2003. The surface and the ability to create a finish that speaks of layering and aging has always fascinated Maryke. In her own practice, most of Maryke’s work is thrown, manipulated, altered and assembled. Soda-firing, where soda is added to a kiln at high temperature to create a glaze, enhances her beautifully-made forms.

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