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  • 2 hours
  • 55 British pounds
  • Dartmouth Road

Service Description

A taster class in handbuilding pottery is a great way to get started with pottery and explore the art of creating clay objects using your hands and basic tools. Handbuilding pottery involves shaping clay by hand rather than using a pottery wheel. There will only be 6 participants in this lesson making it feel more like a private tuition class as opposed to a large group. This session is mainly aimed at beginners but if you have worked with clay before and want to review techniques/methods, this is a perfect lesson for you too!. The class will begin with an introduction to the materials and tools used in handbuilding pottery. The teacher will then demonstrate how to prepare the clay for handbuilding. This typically involves wedging or kneading the clay to remove air bubbles and make it more malleable. You will be taught a few handbuilding techniques in this lesson. 3 pieces will be kept from this session. 15 minutes before the lesson finishes will be spent cleaning up and reviewing your pieces. You will then be shown a selection of glazes for you to choose for your pieces. After your lesson, your work will be glazed and fired which may take up 4 weeks to complete. You will then be able to collect your pieces from my studio. Your work will go through two firings. The first firing will reach 1000 degrees and the second will reach 1250 degrees in my electric kiln. WHATS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE The price of this lesson includes pre-lesson preparation, tuition, the clay you use and glazes, two separate firings and the additional time it takes to finish your pots (Trimming and glazing). REFUND POLICY I will not be able to offer a refund on taster classes. Please make sure you are certain on the dates you book. If for some reason you can not attend I can only accept 7 days in advance and your spot on the class can be exchanged for another class but not refunded. I will need at least 3 people to attend workshops in order for it to go ahead. If the workshop does not book up, I will let you know in advance and we can book you onto another date.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Melisa Dora Ceramics, Dartmouth Road, London, UK

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