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Pottery - Handbuilding and Throwing: Beginners

Develop your own style and creativity as you learn basic pottery techniques. All materials provided. (Held at Wellington Potters' Centre, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).


This introduction to the wonderful, organic material that is clay will cover all the steps from preparation and re-cycling to glazing the finished work. It will include most of the usual methods of shaping clay: pinching, coiling, slab construction and an introduction to throwing on the wheel, which will help you gain the skills to make your own exciting work.

Please note that the focus of the course is on handbuilding and there will be two sessions only on throwing techniques.

All materials included in course fee.  Held at Wellington Potters' Association, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon.  [For more information about the Wellington Potters' Association, click on this link. ]

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
• Make pots by using hand-building techniques 
• Prepare the clay for use
• Demonstrate the basics of working on a pottery wheel (centering, opening and pulling up)
• Demonstrate the correct use of prepared glazes

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".

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