• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Ceramic Arts

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 techniques and other expressive ways of working in clay. Fundamental wheel throwing techniques will be demonstrated with the opportunity to work on one of our 8 pottery wheels. Explore surface decoration with slips, underglazes and glazes. Course includes demonstrations, theory, studio health and safety and discussions and analysis.

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

Notes: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear 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
944Natalie WaddellSept. 18, 2019 to Dec. 4, 2019
TERM - Fall 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
12-week courses$540.00
944Natalie WaddellJan. 8, 2020 to March 25, 2020
TERM - Winter 2020
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
12-week courses$540.00

What you will learn

  • Creation in clay for form and function
  • Clay handbuilding techniques
  • Throwing on the pottery wheel
  • Surface decoration using additive and reductive methods and various techniques underglazing, glazing techniques
  • Clay studio health and safety

Materials to Bring

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

A basic pottery tool kit like these from Tucker’s Pottery Supply in Markham or Pottery Supply House tool kit: https://www.psh.ca/index.php?item_id=TF199 in Oakville or Above Ground Art Supply (several Toronto locations):

  • Your own apron (clay is messy)
  • Paint brushes - new for detailed painting/worn brushes for different techniques
  • Small washcloth or tea towel