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8Wk Beginners Pottery Throwing Wheel Course Tuesday 11th Jan 2021 7-9pm

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An intensive throwing on the Potter's wheel course for beginners learning the basic technique as well as making a mug and a plate!

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This fantastic 8 week beginners potter's wheel course is run on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm. It teaches you the technique of throwing and how to glaze. Maximum 6 people in the class with 2 teachers means you get plenty of one to one tuition. It is for adults over 16 only.

It covers learning to centre, throw bowls and cylinders, turn bases, pull and attaching handles as well as throwing a basic plate on the wheel. After your work has been fired you come back and glaze it all. After this you will be up to the standard required to either take on membership or come to our open sessions to continue and improve your practice.

All your materials and firings are included in the cost. There are no additional hidden charges. We supply all equipment and aprons. All you need to do is turn up!

Cost: £295 inclusive of all materials and firings.  

Dates: January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 7-9pm + 2hour glazing session on Saturday March 19th or 26th 2022 10am-12pm or 1.30-3.30pm. If you are unable to make a Saturday please get in touch when you book and we will organise another glazing date for you. Please note that dates for glaze classes are just a guide and subject to change.

Covid-19: Please note that we have implemented new work practices to keep everyone safe. When you arrive, you will have to queue outside. You will be allowed in one at a time and given time to take your seat. You will be issued with a mask (you can bring your own if you'd rather), a clean apron and towel as well as some latex gloves if you would prefer to use them. You will have to sanitise your hands. The teachers will be wearing face shields. We are not able to socially distance so we have installed cough screens in between each wheel. There will be one to one contact with the teachers through your hands as that is how pottery is taught. The teachers will sanitise their hands before making contact. At the end of the class you will leave one by one as you came in.

Please note that you are required to wear a mask in the studio. If you are exempt please get in touch with us before the course starts. If you have been abroad 14 days before any of the classes you will have to miss the class.

PREGNANCY: Please note that this course is not suitable for pregnant women as there are health implications.

The course structure is as follows:

1. Centring and making basic pots: Centring is the most difficult thing to master when learning to throw on the wheel. It is what keeps a pot symmetrical. But everyone learns at different rates and the important thing to realise is that you will learn to do it. The first session is really just learning the technique.

2. Centring and drawing up clay: Again, working on the centring and how the clay is drawn up. A common problem is that people draw up too quickly losing their centring or even collapsing their pot. This session helps with pressures and speed.

3. Centring and making bowls: During this session you will continue with mastering your centring and getting more control of the shapes you are making. We will look at rounded bowls and open bowls.You will also learn to turn  bases. 

4. Making small cylinders and turning bases: During this session you will learn how to make small cylinders. You will also continue to turn bases.

5. Pulling handles, turning bases and, if time allows, some more throwing: During this session you will learn to pull and attach handles to the cylinders you threw the previous week as well as turn any bases left to do.

6. Throwing and turning practice. Looking to improve your technique.

7. Finishing off all previous work. Throwing a basic plate on a batt.

8. Glaze all work: Generally I allow work to dry for about 8-10 days before firing (which takes 2 days). The last session can be taken during one of the open sessions on a Wednesday evening or a Saturday morning.

Some classes are easier to miss than the others. If you do miss a session you may be able to do a catch up on a Saturday morning but please note that there is a charge of £40 for this. If you miss a class due to having to self-isolating and want to make it up please note that we unfortunately do have to charge for this. If you develop Covid unfortunately we cannot make-up any classes free of charge.

After you have finished the course you will be up to membership standard should you wish to join.

REFUNDS & DATE TRANSFERS: *Please note that if you cancel or request a date transfer 10 full working days in advance are required. After this period and before the course starts you will only get a 50% refund or transfer if someone else can be found to replace you. There are no refunds or transfers after the start of your course. Please note that all refunds are minus Eventbrite fees which are non-refunadable. Cancellations may be subject to an admin fee of £20.  

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers within the 10 working days notice period if you are having to self-isolate or develop Covid-19 unless someone can be found to replace you.

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Organiser of 8Wk Beginners Pottery Throwing Wheel Course Tuesday 11th Jan 2021 7-9pm

With a first class honours degree in Ceramics from Camberwell College of Art, Aliya Rashid has been teaching in South London for 4 years now.

'It gives me a great sense of achievement to see my students not only enjoying what they are making but feel that they have truly learnt something. My pottery in Crystal Palace has become a refuge for a lot of people striving to get a little bit of peace in this mad world. Come and join us!'

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