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 can either book this course with a friend/partner or book as one person and I will pair you up with another student who has booked this same course. It is a great way to meet new budding potters.
Week 1: Preparing clay and Throwing
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.
Week 2: Shaping and Bisque Firing
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
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: email@example.com