You will learn a series of basic techniques in the art of wheel throwing including clay preparation to creating cylinders and bowls and then progressing to other forms followed by glazing and firing your work.
What will you learn on this course?
On this 4 week course the tutor will demonstrate the key stages of wheel throwing enabling you to create pieces with great satisfaction.
You will begin by focusing on two main forms; the cylinder and the bowl. Most other forms can be learnt from those two forms. You will also learn the technique of turning.
The tutor will encourage you to develop your skills and through repetition build your confidence, encouraging you to be selective about work that is retained for firing, so that you deepen your understanding of the art of wheelwork.
The tutor will encourage you to produce functional and non-functional items after completing a piece you will be introduced to the art of surface decoration with the use of various glaze colours which will then go on to be fired in the kiln.
Throughout the weeks you will gain both wheel throwing and general ceramic knowledge.
Who is this course for?
The course is aimed at beginners aged 18+ years. You don’t need any previous experience of wheel throwing as full guidance will be given through all the stages.
The course is accessible for people with disabilities but requires good manual dexterity and some physical strength and fitness. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.
Do you need to bring anything?
Short sleeves, old trousers and an apron are recommended but clay washes off easily. All materials and equipment is provided.
MAC will provide equipment and materials for participants, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own tools where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Are there any additional costs?
The course price includes all materials and firing of your work. Please note that there will be a charge for any oversized work fired.
Who teaches this course?
MAC's Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Term Courses will go on sale at 9am, Sat 31 July 2021.
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