12 hour workshop

Potter’s Wheel Workshop

Learn how to use the potter’s wheel and refine your techniques in this 12 hour workshop

 

  • The potter’s wheel course is aimed at both beginners and advanced students. We will work on personalized projects adapted to the level and the goals of each participant;
  • The course is held exclusively on weekends, in sessions of 6 hours per day.
  • You will learn to master the techniques of working on the potter’s wheel and ceramic decoration. You will discover how relaxing and rewarding it is to be in contact with clay. You will enjoy both the creation process and the final product: your handmade pieces decorated by you.

The potter’s wheel course will give you the necessary autonomy to be able to create, in your own studio, utilitarian or artistic pieces. The training is intensive and the exercises we will perform are designed to take your practice a step further towards professionalism.

 

Once you are familiar with working on the potter’s wheel you may find of interest our raku workshop in which you will explore different finishes to add a touch of originality to your work.

 

We are very proud of our students creations. Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages to see what they’re up to!

  • UPCOMING COURSE

  • 2 sessions of 6 hours/day

    (Saturdays and Sundays – 12:30 to 6:30 pm)

    Next workshop:

    • February 10th and 11th 

     

     

    Submition deadline:

    up to 1 calendar day before the start of the course*

    * check our booking and cancellation policies here

  • PRICE

  • Course 204€ *

     

    * all materials and firings are included in the price.

    * the price does not include, if needed, the delivery of your pieces by the postal service. The shipping cost will be additional, please consult according to destination.

How are we going to work:

INITIATION LEVEL:

– Learn to knead the clay; center the clay on the potter’s wheel; build basic shapes such as cylinders, bowls, plates;

– Review and practice of throwing and finishing techniques;

– Making and adding handles and feet

– Introduction to slips and underglaze decoration and the different methods of applying them: slip trailing, marbling, sgraffito, mishima, stencils, brush, sponge;

– Solving common problems that can arise when working with the potter’s wheel.

 

 

DEEPENING LEVEL:

– Understand the properties and characteristics of different types of clay: terracotta, stoneware and porcelain;

– Throwing in two parts, adding lids and constructing closed forms;

– Troubleshoot common issues that may arise while throwing;

– Decorative techniques: sodium silicate, colored engobes and slips;

– Work the product in series and understand the power of repetition to find your own distinct touch, your own coherent style.

Note that:

  • To enroll in the workshop you will be given a brief interview to understand your level of experience and to set your workshop goals together;
  • The classes are comprised of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 people to ensure a personalized service;
  • We provide all the materials and tools that your creative process may need, including work clothes
  • If requested, we also offer the course as an individual class (ask for price and availability)
  • This course is offered at the residential studio of the creators of the 137º project. It is a very picturesque place located 45 km from Barcelona, in the charming Baix Montseny ( accessible by train);
  • Bring comfortable clothes and a lunch box or a sandwich as there will be many hours and we will take a break for lunch. Water and soft drinks will be provided by us.

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