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6 Week Hand building Pottery Course - July 30th

6 Week Hand building Pottery Course - July 30th

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Learn hand-building techniques | Pottery Class

A 6 week course for beginners

Starts Tuesday 30th July from 6:00-8:30pm 

All Materials, firings, and glazing services are provided. 

You will spend 2 and a half hours a week creating with stoneware clay trying various hand-building building techniques, decorating and glazing. Classes are small, no more than 8 people in a session so you will get plenty of support from me. 

Techniques we will cover: 

Week 1 - General information about types of clay and an introduction to stoneware, a look at tools and what you can make using different techniques you will get your hands dirty from the get-go starting with learning how to wedge your clay and making a coil pot.

Week 2 - texture - you will learn about applying textures, using sprig molds and stamping you will finish your coil vase this week

Week 3 - slab building - this week we will learn about slab building and make a trinket box

Week off

Week 4 - Types of clay you will get to work with porcelain paper clay and royal porcelain and sculpt some small items with it - sculpting of your choice.

Week 5 - Final project  - your choice of technique and type of clay

Week off for drying and firing

Week 6 - (this session will be up to 60 minutes longer than the previous depending on what you are glazing) - glazing, you will glaze all your pieces this week 

Once the course is finished I will fire your items and you will be able to come and collect them after that.

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