Throwing Pots for Beginners: 22nd March – 12th April (Afternoon) 2023
1:00 – 3:30PM every Wednesday afternoon, 22nd March – 12th April
The four week beginners throwing course will go over the basics of wheel thrown ceramics. You will learn to center the clay, build the walls, understand basic forms and how to make the shapes you want, helping you to train your eye for the fine details required to make a good pot. You will learn about the trimming process and how to finish the work by removing excess weight. By the end of the 4 weeks, you will have gained confidence on the wheel and be ready to develop your skill further.
All materials and tools are supplied, your pieces will be glazed using our house glazes (white or transparent). If you are interested in glazing your pieces with more intricate detail, you can follow this course with one of our decoration and glazing sessions!
The two and a half hour classes allows you two hours on the wheel, and 30 minutes for packing down. Expect to make around 4-6 pieces over the course of these 4 sessions.
About your tutor Rob Hunter
Graduated in ceramics and glass from Gray’s school of Art in 2017, I have been able to travel with my work with an internship with Maria De Haan in the summer of 2017 and most recently, completed an 3 months Artist in Residency with her in Deia, Mallorca. Mainly a thrower but my main interest is in developing my own glazes by collecting natural materials on my travels, making my work inspired by location, nature and time. Now based in Ayr, working from my home studio where I continue my work and develop my glaze research further.
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This workshop will be held at The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow, G41 2PZ.
Access the venue via the slope which has the sign ‘The Deep End’ at the top. Walk down the slope to the courtyard which is where you’ll find us. Please arrive 10 minutes before the workshop begins, so you can get settled and comfortable.
For any questions regarding this course, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.