• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Ceramic Arts

Students will be taught the fundamentals of handbuilding and basics of wheel throwing to create basic cylinders and bowl shapes as well as trimming techniques for these forms. Each class will include a demonstration of a new throwing and handbuilding technique. Glazing will be taught as an important element of design. Students will explore the use of underglazes, layering, dipping and pouring to achieve a variety of different effects and results. Learn the satisfying process of creating ceramic art from a lump of clay to a finished piece. Suitable for beginners and people with previous ceramic experience.

Winter 2020:

12 Weeks: Base Tuition: $495 + Materials Fee: $45 = Total: $540

Spring 2020:

10 weeks:  Base Tuition: $422 + Materials Fee: $45 = Total: $467

Notes: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 Stoneware clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on-site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA).
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Exploration of clay as an expressive medium
  • Basics of throwing clay on a potter’s wheel to create simple forms/trimming
  • Handbuilding techniques for functional, decorative and sculptural clay objects
  • Glazing techniques including underglazing, glaze pouring, dipping and layering

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts to all purchases in case you need to return any materials.

  • Your own apron
  • Basic pottery tool kit like the ones available from Tucker’s Pottery Supply or Above Ground Art Supply and any of your own favourite pottery/sculpting tools.  TSA will have a limited number of basic ceramic tool sets for purchase and tools for you to use on-site
  • Paint brushes - new for detailed painting/worn brushes for different techniques

https://store.abovegroundartsupplies.com/products/pottery-tool-kit--7-set-of-8-59317.html https://tuckerspotteryeshop.com/index.php/product/ptk-pottery-tool-kit/