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.
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How are we going to work:
– 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.
– 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.