• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Ceramic Arts

This course will focus on the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Students will learn the techniques to create basic shapes and functional designs on the wheel. Learn how make cups, bowls, vases and other simple forms. For those with a little more experience with clay, explore other forms such as teapots, bottles, lidded pieces and more. Surface decoration using various techniques will be demonstrated and explored. Carving, slip trailing, underglazing/coloured slip decoration and glazing techniques will all be part of this fun and informational ceramics course.

Fall 2019/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. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
970Raymond ChauApril 16, 2020 to June 18, 2020
TERM - Spring 2020
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
10-week courses

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What you will learn

  • Learn about creating in clay on the potter's wheel.  Get hands-on training in the basics of working in clay-  wedging, centering, throwing various forms and trimming while learning to create functional or sculptural pieces.
  • For more experienced students, explore larger and more complex forms, like lidded pieces, teapots and serving pieces.
  • Learn to decorate your pieces using a variety of surface decoration techniques including carving, slip trailing, underglaze and glazing.

Materials to Bring

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

  • Your own apron
  • Paint brushes
  • Basic pottery tool kit likes the ones available from Tuckers Pottery Supply or Aboveground Art Supplies and any of your own favourite pottery/sculpting tools. TSA will have tools for you to use on site.  (A basic ceramic tool kit will be available to purchase at TSA.) 
  • (Starter tool kits also available for purchase at TSA- limited quantities)