• All Levels
  • 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 6 pottery wheels (reduced number for Fall 2020). Explore surface decoration with slips, underglazes and glazes. The course includes demonstrations, theory, studio health and safety and discussions and analysis.

Winter 2021: 5 Weeks: Tuition: $264 + Materials Fee: $25 = $289

In Winter 2021, this course will be offered in 2 Parts - each 5 weeks long. These courses can be taken as stand alone courses or Part 2 can be taken as a continuation of Part 1 to further explore the medium.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.

Notes: The $25 Materials Fee includes a 1/2 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.
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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 in case 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).

TSA will stock a limited number of these kits for sale.

  • Apron (clay is messy)
  • Sculpting tools
  • Paint brushes - new for detailed painting/worn brushes for different techniques
  • Small washcloth or tea towel