Plymouth College of Art - 10 Week Ceramic Pot Throwing for Beginners - Thursday (Jan 2019), Plymouth College of Art, Thursday, 17. January 2019

10 week Ceramic Pot Throwing for Beginners (Jan 2019)
On this pottery throwing course, you will learn the basic skills and techniques of making pots on the potter’s wheel. Alongside clay preparation, throwing basic forms and turning, you will explore a range of surface decoration techniques, including decorating with slips and underglazes. Furthermore, you will explore a variety of glazing methods using low and high temperature glazes.

Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Start Date: 17/01/19
End Date: 21/03/19
Day: Thursday
Fee: £220

Course Content
Week 1
Preparing clay for throwing (wedging), centering clay on the wheel, making cylindrical forms
Week 2
Turning the pots from week one. Surface decoration techniques: applying slips, sgraffito, stencils, stamps
Week 3
Glazing techniques: dipping, pouring and double glazing using earthenware glazes. Applying surface decoration using wax resists
Week 4
Throwing bowls, making handles
Week 5
Turning bowls from week 4, throwing conical shapes with a narrow neck
Week 6
Glazing using high temperature glazes (oxidation/reduction)
Week 7
Throwing Belly forms with open and narrow rims
Week 8
Work on your personal project
Week 9
Turning all leather hard work from previous weeks. Applying surface decoration using spring moulds.
Week 10
Glazing all work

Please note, the above course content should be viewed as a guide. The tutor may choose to alter content according  according to student needs.

Entry Requirements
No previous experience required.

Materials and Equipment
Materials for this course are included in the course fee. Please wear old clothes/an overall and strong, flat, closed-toe footwear.

Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.

Thursday, 17. January 2019, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth College of Art - 10 Week Ceramic Pot Throwing for Beginners - Thursday (Jan 2019)

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