This pottery course is suited to all skill levels. The beginners will learn the basics of throwing, centering and shaping techniques, using tools, and turning to finish thrown pots. Advanced students will improve their throwing skills and techniques. Note that you can expect to get messy in this class. You are advised to wear an apron or old clothes.
Clay is a wonderful tactile medium that children instantly fall in love with. It’s three dimensional nature and possibilities develop and sharpens their minds to think about structure, shape and form. Children will take away from this course the knowledge of understanding clay and its versatility, an openness to new ideas and experiences and a huge sense of accomplishment. They will be encouraged to create and express themselves freely with this medium without any boundaries.
Taught by Pratima Mahajan on Tuesdays and Naseem Kapasi on Saturdays
For beginners, this pottery course aims to introduce the basics of dealing with clay. The students will be introduced to hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab making in order to familiarize themselves with the nature of the material and its life phases. As a result, the students will be able to smoothly transition to throwing on the wheel where they will learn how to centre the clay, shape pots, use the tools and finish thrown pots.
This pottery course is ideal for beginner and intermediate skill level. Beginners will learn the basic principles of wheel thrown pottery at their own pace while intermediate students will improve and extend their skills and techniques. The course offers the opportunity to complete pottery projects from design through to glazing, creating your own unique personal pieces. Hand building techniques are also covered. You can expect to get messy in this class! It is recommended that you wear an apron and wear old clothes.