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4 Week course- SOLD OUT

  • Started 3 May
  • 350 British pounds
  • Honor Oak Park

Service Description

This exciting brand new 4 week course (2 hours per session) will guide you through techniques on how to make 2 tumblers (without handles) and 2 mugs with handles. We all have a favourite mug in our cupboard which we can't live without and no one else is allowed to use it! Why is it so personal to you? and what makes it your favourite mug? We will analyse and question your preferences and discuss how we can create a new set of mugs you will enjoy using using:). A lot of thought and skill goes into making handles. They come in all shapes and sizes. Melisa will teach you how to use the 'pulling' technique to create unique handles for 2 of your mugs you will throw in week 3. I will only be teaching 3 students at a time so this class is more of a one -to -one tuition with me which means you will get lots of guidance throughout! 1.5 hours will be spent at the wheel and 15-30 minutes will be spent cleaning the wheel at the end of the session and reflecting on what we have made during the class. Week 1: Learn how to prepare clay before starting on the wheel. You will also learn a few basic throwing techniques and will practice these throughout this first session. No work will be kept in this session. Week 2: The cylinder project. Learn how to make a group of cylinders with set dimensions. We will work on technique and repetition. Week 3 : Learn how to make 4 vessels ready to be trimmed in week 4 and to attach handles too. Week 4 : Turning and making handles. You will be finishing off your pieces by using trimming tools to shape the sides and bases. You will also learn how to make 2 handles and you will be attaching them to the vessels you have just trimmed. The glazing will be done by Melisa. You can choose up to 5 glazes from her collection and all pieces will go through 2 firings reaching up to 1240 degrees. Finished pieces can be collected up to 3 weeks after your 4th session. Melisa will be teaching this course. By the end of the 4 weeks you will definitely be equipped with lots of knowledge on how to throw on the wheel and how to make handles!

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 60 Honor Oak Park, London SE23 1DY, UK

    info@melisadora.com