HAND - 4-Week Hand Building Course

HAND - 4-Week Hand Building Course

Regular price $369.00

Introduction to POT - Hand Building 

Join our 4-week Introduction to POT - Hand Building course. Taking you from a block of clay to a glazed pottery piece.

Each week, you'll join us at POT studios for a 2.5 hour class, either on Wednesday mornings or Thursday evenings. In our workshops, POT supplies all clay, glaze and all of your pottery pieces created will be fired twice. Take a peek at the tabs above to see an outline of what to expect in our classes. 

After completing one of our Introduction to POT courses, we then invite you to continue your pottery practise in our 3 hour POT MAKE sessions. In these sessions you'll have full use of our beautiful POT studio and the support of a POT mentor. 

// Week 1

  • Studio clay, how to use the clay and the results that can be achieved. 
  • Clay preparation. 
  • Use of the POT studio, tools and equipment. 
  • Use of forms to create beautiful hand-built pottery.
  • Firing and the kiln.  
  • Varieties of glazes we recommend and why. 
  • Clean up procedures at POT studios. 
  • Design of and beginning work on your pottery piece. 

We recommend coming to your Week 1 class with an idea on the pottery piece that you'd like to create. Ideas of this could be a hand-built dinner set, mugs, vases, plant pots or tiles. 

// Week 2

  • Demonstration of different hand building techniques. 
  • Continued work on your pottery piece. 

// Week 3

  • Finishing touches on pottery pieces. 
  • Preparation of pieces for their first firing. 
  • The firing process and ways avoid things going wrong. 

// Week 4:

  • Glazing pottery pieces. 
  • Using wax to create a design on your pottery piece. 
  • January 10th Course, classes on Thursday January 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 6pm - 8:30pm.
  • January 14th Course, classes on Monday January 14th, 21st, February 4th and 11th from 9:30am - 12pm.
  • February 7th Course, classes on Thursday February 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 6pm - 8:30pm. 
  • February 18th Course, classes on Monday February 18th, 25th, March 4th and 11th from 9:30am - 12pm. 
  • March 7th Course, classes on Thursday March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 6pm - 8:30pm. 
  • March 18th Course, classes on Monday March 18th, 25th, April 1st and 8th from 9:30am - 12pm.
  • April 4th Course, classes on Thursday April 4th, 11th, May 2nd and 9th from 6pm - 8:30pm. 
  • May 13th Course, classes on Monday May 13th, 20th, 27th and June 3rd from 9:30am - 12pm.
  • May 16th Course, classes on Thursday May 16th, 23rd, 30th and June 6th from 6pm - 8:30pm.