Ceramic Arts Courses

Discover the expressive qualities of clay. Ceramic Arts offers a full range of creative and technical skills: from wheel thrown and hand built functional wear, to decorative and sculptural forms.
Ceramics: Fundamental Handbuilding

Learn the basics of handbuilding in clay in this fun introductory course at TSA. Beginners and those with some clay experience, will become acquainted with handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coiling, soft and hard slabs building, additive and reductive decor...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: Material Fee includes a (10lbs) bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay and all firing and use of under glazes and glazes. Only clay from TSA may be used. Students must bring their own tools and brushes. A basic ceramic tool kit is available for purchase from TSA or bring your own.
Ceramics: Learn to Throw!

Potter and teacher Raymond Chau, will teach a course focused on throwing on the potter's wheel. This is a mixed level course for students at any level of experience. Learn and build skills in throwing, trimming technique, surface decoration and glazing....


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: For Fall 2020: A $25 materials fee includes 10 lbs of Cone 6 stoneware clay, all firings and use of glazes on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools for use in the studio. Ceramic tools are available to purchase through specialty retailers or a basic kit can be purchased from TSA. Please see Materials below for details.
Ceramics: Throwing Fundamentals

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 expe...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: For Fall 2020: The $25 materials fee includes 10 lbs of Cone 6 stoneware clay, all firings and use of glazes on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools for use in the studio. These are available to purchase through specialty retailers or a basic kit can be purchased from TSA. Please see Materials below for details.
Fundamental Ceramics

Learn techniques for handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. Beginners and those with some clay experience will become acquainted with handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coiling, soft and hard slabs building, additive and reductive decoration techniq...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: The $25 Materials Fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stoneware clay (10lbs), all firings and use of glazes on-site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools. See Materials below for options.
ONLINE: Ceramics: Handbuilding at Home

Learn the three basic handbuilding techniques (pinch, coil and slab) from the comfort of your own home.  Students must purchase and pick up the class kit (which includes clay and tools) before the first class and deliver finished pieces back to the school for fi...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: Natalie Waddell is a Toronto-based Ceramic Artist. A student of the Sheridan College Ceramic Craft and Design program (2003), she has continued her studies by attending workshops lead by local and international ceramic artists and educators. Natalie has continuously explored and developed new bodies of functional and sculptural work. She is an active member of the Akin Artist Collective, the Toronto Potters Association, the Potters Guild of Hamilton and Region, FUSION: Ontario Clay and Glass Association and NCECA - the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and Craft Ontario.
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