Introduction to Clay Weekly
Thursday course overview
This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for handbuilding, wheelthrowing and glazing. It is offered as a nine week term class or as a 4 day intensive class.
Thursday 6 February 2020
Max 14 students
This is one of our six x 3 hour weekly classes — per week — over a 9 week period. You choose your preferred day and times from the grey submenu above.
Sessions 1 to 3 – students get a feel for clay and its properties through various handbuilding techniques and projects
Session 4 – introduction to glazing
Sessions 5 to 7 – focus on the potter’s wheel, learning to centre clay (the basis for all wheelthrowing) and form cylinders and other shapes
Session 8 – work produced during weeks so far is glazed ready for final firing.
Session 9 – a raku firing takes place when students will see some of their pots go through the raku rapid firing process. This is weather dependant and may not happen in very hot or high fire danger conditions.
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