• 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.

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

6 Weeks: Base Tuition: $290 + Materials Fee: $45 = Total: $335

Notes: Materials Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
950Toby CarrelSept. 18, 2019 to Dec. 4, 2019
TERM - Fall 2019
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
12-week courses

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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

A basic pottery tool kit like these from Tucker’s Pottery Supply in Markham or Above Ground Art Supply (several Toronto locations):

  • Your own apron (clay is messy)
  • A few plastic bowls
  • Paint brushes - new for detailed painting/worn brushes for different techniques