THROWING ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL - intro
Weekend 5th+6th August 2023 (10-5pm) * With Emilie Ruitinga *
- Starts 5 aoûtStarts 5 août
- 215 euros215 €
A weekend of concentration, fun, clay-mess, centering, trial and error and forgetting everything else on the planet ! "Throwing" (the verb of using the potter's wheel ) is a technique that requires time and practice to master. This intro course will give you the fundamental information and beginners practice to start you off on your throwing journey. The first half of the initiation will focus how to wedge your clay to extract air bubbles, centering it on the wheel and learning how to make the beginning of all shapes : the cylinder ! The second half you shall learn how to make bowl shapes and to trim the pieces upside-down, to create the 'foot' or 'bum' of your pot, making ribbons of clay fly away. Please note that you cannot take your pieces home at the end of the weekend ! The ceramic process has several steps : they need to dry, and be fired for the first firing ('bisque firing'). This can take up to a week or 10 days depending on when we have enough work to fully load our kilns. Then you can come back to glaze the work, which will then need to be fired again. So patience is a real virtue in ceramics ;) By following this course, you become part of our studio community, can become a member by purchasing a membership pass, and are welcome to continue practicing to throw during our weekly member sessions. The course shall be given in English. Price: *The price includes all the clay and the firings your chosen first pieces. *You can glaze your work 10 or so days after the course when bisque fired, during member session. If you have not yet glazed in our studio, you shall need to sign-up to one of our once a month intro to glazing classes (50€ for the 3h class, more info on our "Introduction Courses" menu'). Small group: The intro course welcomes max 6 participants at once. We will be a warm little gang of 12 hands. Terms and conditions : **Please ensure you can attend all two days of the course as it is a process. Also the classes are usually full so we can't move people between them. ** If you are not able to complete your work to the detail you would like during the course hours, you can continue working on your pieces during our member opening hours by booking a potter's wheel. This is not included in the pack of the course.
If for medical reasons or any other reason you are unable to attend your booked course/workshop/member session, you can be refunded, or reprogram to a future date, or find a remplacement according to the time delays below : FOR ALL INTRO COURSES / LEVEL 2 COURSES / PRIVATE WORKSHOPS / KIDS : ** Booking refundable/reprogrammable if informed MORE THAN 2 WEEKS in advance of start date (minus 5% booking fee if refunded) ** Booking refunded/reprogrammable by 50% if informed LESS THAN TWO WEEKS in advance of start date, unless a replacement is found by you or us (minus 5% booking fee if refunded 50%) ** Booking not refundable/reprogrammable LESS THEN 1 WEEK before the start date unless a replacement is found by you FOR MEMBER SESSIONS : **Bookings can be cancelled or modified MINIMUM 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE **Less than 3 days before, you shall be accounted for your booking unless you find a replacement with another member on our community Facebook group "Mud Gang" (Reprogramming a booking to a future date may be limited to our studio/staff availability. Bookings can be postponed for maximum 6 months.) FOR FIRING DROP-OFF OR PICK-UP BOOKINGS : Please inform us by email as soon as possible if you can no longer attend your chosen rendez-vous slot
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