Hand Building Masterclass
October 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm$850
10 Week Intensive Course
Starting Tuesday October 6th – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
In this Master Class you will learn and get good at all of the main pottery hand building techniques!
You will learn slab building, pinch potting, coiling and slip casting in this course. As you develop your skills the complexity of the work increases. By the end of the course you will be amazed at how far you have come in your skills and finesse. The work you will make is laid out in the course structure, however we fully encourage you to think outside the square and develop your own style!
You will also be introduced to some basic decoration techniques and take home lots of pieces and work you will be proud of!
- Introduction to clay
- Handling, recycling
- Getting around the studio and OH&S
- Setting up a work space at home
- Rolling clay by hand and slab roller
- Using texture
- Japanese press plates
- Free form platters
- Joined plates
- Using coloured slip and sgraffito
- Pinch Pots
- Begin the tea set
- Consider design and decoration
- Consider glaze effects
- Complete the tea set
- Make tea spoons
- Make a platter to match
- Glazing basics
- Make a mug set
- Slip cast a keep cup
- Slab build a small jewellery box
- Pinch pot a small box
- Coil build a planter
- Sculpt a figurine or small bust
- Advanced slab building project
- You choose your project
- Introduction to Porcelain jewelry
- Finishing Work
- Review and finish all work
Everything you need is supplied in this Master Class! All materials, a set of tools to keep, firings and more. Book individual sessions in the Studio at a time that suits you to glaze your work (normally $30 however you have free access to Open Studio while you are finishing all of your work).
Please bring your own hand towel!