• 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 9 pottery wheels. Explore surface decoration with slips, underglazes and glazes. Course includes demonstrations, theory, studio health and safety and discussions and analysis.

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. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA)
* This course is not currently open for registration

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

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