BEGINNER'S WHEEL THROWING COURSE
Experience the joy of ceramics during this 8 week course, where you will learn how to create your very own food safe ceramic items using the potter's wheel.
Throughout the term we will cover the basics of wheel throwing and the ceramic process, including safety, wedging and clay preparation, centring, throwing, trimming, attaching components and glazing using the beautiful selection of glazes and underglazes on offer at Handmaker's Factory.
Your items will be fired for you using the in-house kiln once throughout term and again at the end of term. You will be notified when your second batch of items are ready to collect after term, approximately 2-3 weeks later.
Classes will run for 2 hours each week, allowing time to learn, practice and clean at the end of each class.
The classes have limited spots to ensure that each student has ample one on one time with the teacher and can ask questions with ease.
These classes are designed for absolute beginners, but we advise attending a 'Try the wheel' workshop to get a taste for the process before enrolling in the full 8 week term!
All materials and firing costs are included in the pricing of $550 for 8 weeks. Students have the option to borrow the tools available at Handmaker's Factory or purchase a set of their own to keep.
Your teacher is the energetic and patient Sarah of Snakebird Designs, who will enthusiastically guide you through the first steps of your ceramic journey.
The topics covered in each week are as follows, with scope for individual exploration:
- Week 1: Safety, wedging, centring and the ceramic process
- Week 2: Throwing cylinders
- Week 3: Trimming, throwing bowls
- Week 4: Trimming foot rings and glazing
- Week 5: Attaching components, individual projects
- Week 6: Collaring and closed forms
- Week 7: Throwing larger forms, carving
- Week 8: Glazing
Please wear closed toe shoes, comfortable clothing and nothing you are scared to get dirty (clay washes out but it's best not to take chances).
Please bring a towel.
Long nails and pottery don't mix! Please make sure yours are trimmed short for the session.
If a lockdown occurs during the term, make-up classes will be arranged.
WORKSHOPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. PLEASE READ OUR Cancellation & Refund Policy. BY BOOKING A WORKSHOP YOU AGREE TO THESE POLICIES.