- Introduction to ceramics: a scientific approach to looking at clay as a material. An understanding of the mechanics involved in working with clay.
- How to prepare and wedge clay (Slap & Slice, Bull’s Head wedging methods)
- How to throw and trim a cylinder
- How to attach handles
- How to modify a cylinder to make decorative and functional pieces (cups, bowls, bud vases, planters etc)
- Introduction to surface decoration techniques like carving, fluting, underglazes, form alteration and stamping will be covered as per student interests.
- How to prepare and apply glaze (Dip & Dunk glazing methods)
At the end of the course, you will have made a small collection to take home.
No prior skills required.
Note: You'll be receiving a basic wheel throwing toolkit and an apron as a part of the course as well. Additionally, you can use unlimited open studio hours for practice during the duration of the course, subject to availability of wheels.
Batch Size: 5-6 (A batch may comprise of potters from across varying levels of learning and skills)
Duration: 7 weeks (14 sessions)
- Weekends [24th June (Saturday) - 30th July (Sunday) + 1 weekend of glazing (within 7-14 days of 30th)
- Weekend morning: Saturdays & Sundays | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Weekend afternoon: Saturdays & Sundays | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Missing Class: You can miss upto two classes during the course. Make up sessions for a maximum of 2 classes will be provided on stipulated dates. The compensatory class dates will be conducted over the weekdays.
Refund: Complete refund will be provided if you request to cancel your seat before 10 AM, 17th of June, 2023. After this date, refund will be provided only if your blocked seat gets occupied by a student on the waitlist or from your end. We will reach out to our database from our end and try to fill the seat in your stead. However, if a replacement is not found before 17th June 2023, no refunds will be provided. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Transferability: The seat can be transferred to a friend or family member only before the class begins. There are no exceptions to this rule.