Hop Market Studios

60 Honor Oak Park

SE231DY London, UK

©2019 by Melisa Dora Ceramics

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This course is suitable for beginners or those wanting to further their skills. It is a 3 part tuition where you can learn the basic skills of how to make a pot from start to finish.

 

Melisa has 2 wheels in her studio so you and a friend/partner will be working side by side :) 

 

Week 1: Preparing clay and Throwing 

2 hours

 

We will start off by learning how to prepare clay in order to throw cylinders and bowls (all dependent on your skills) . 15-20 minutes will be spent cleaning the wheel at the end of the session. You will each be able to make up to 4 pieces on the wheel. 

Week 2: Shaping and Bisque Firing 

1 Hour

 

You will need to come back to trim your pieces the following week.  By then your work will be dry enough to pick up and turn upside down. We will need to work on the base and sides using metal trimming tools. This part of the process can really transofrm your pieces.

 

When your pieces are finished , Melisa will put them in her electric kiln for the first firing at 1000 degrees. 

 

Week 3: Glazing

1 hour

 

When your work has been fired, you will be contacted to come back and glaze your pieces using Melisa's glazes.  Your work will then go into its second firing at 1260 degrees. 

 

Melisa will then contact you to collect your work.

After these 3 sessions, you will definitely be equipped with knowledge :D ready to take home lovely handmade pieces!

All materials, glazes, kiln fire are included within this price. Please bring your own Apron or wear suitable clothing you don't mind getting mucky! Please make sure your nails are cut short as this may interefe with the clay.

 

Dates and times of lessons will be arranged by you and Melisa. Please contact: info@melisadora.com

 

Thank you!

Happy Potting 



 

3 Part tuition throwing workshop for 2 people

£300.00Price