New Zealand Community Education Centres

Pottery - Throwing Japanese-Style: Next Step

Extend your skills in Japanese-style pottery techniques and work with larger quantities of clay on the wheel. All materials included. (Held at Wellington Potters' Association, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).

Description

This course is suitable for those who have attended the beginners’ Japanese-style sessions or have general experience with throwing clay and who would like to improve their skills in this area. We’ll focus on working with 1-2 kilograms of clay and the skills that come with working on larger works.

We’ll cover a practical demonstration involving the creation and decoration of complex designs, showing various glazing and decorating tips and techniques, along with offering assistance for any personal projects you may be interested in.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Throw large forms: bowls, vases and jugs
- Trim tall and wide forms
- Glaze and prepare works for firing

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

Prerequisites

This course is suitable for those who have attended the beginners’ Japanese-style sessions or have general experience with throwing clay.