On the last two weekends in August and throughout September, I will be offering two 2-hour throwing classes on Saturdays, from Manchester ceramics collectives studio in Trafford, Manchester. Available to all abilities, whether you are a complete beginner, or a seasoned potter looking to hone your skills. I want to offer a throwing experience that is as close to my own work as possible, so the clay that we will be using is porcelain. Porcelain offers slightly more of a challenge, but gives a high end finish akin to bone china. It is rare to find classes that use porcelain, especially for beginners so it is my hope that by offering this, I can help all of my students create beautiful, unique and sentimental pieces. Any of the coloured clays and coloured fleck that you see in my work are available to use. if you would just like a taster in throwing, 1 lesson will be enough, but if you are interested in starting up pottery as a hobby or just learning more about the process, 2-3 lessons (one week between each) is reccomended.(If you wish to book three lessons, please email me before booking and I will create a discount code for you.) For Beginners - Lesson 1 - A brief introduction to the importance of clay preparation - 10-15 minute demonstration of the throwing process - 70-90 minutes of tutored throwing (you will likely make 2-3 pieces) - An explanation of the remaining porcesses which can only be completed at a later date, including trimming, firing and glazing Lesson 2 - 10-15 minute demonstration of the trimming process - 45-60 minutes trimming your pieces from the previous lesson - 15-25 minutes throwing practice Lesson 3 - 10 - 15 minute demonstration of glazing - 20-30 minutes glazing - 20- 30 minutes trimming pots from previous lesson - time for questions, tutored throwing or free practice. For the single lesson, you will only have time to throw 2-3 pieces, which will be trimmed and glazed by me before they can be collected or posted onwards for you to keep. if you wish to cover more than the basics of throwing, you can do so in your second and third lessons. Advanced Lessons - These lessons can be as free form or as structured as you wish. I want these lessons to be all about you taking home what throwing skills you need for your own practice to improve. I will reach out via email before your lesson for some background and come up with a lesson plan to suit. As lessons are a very personal experience, I understand that especicially during this time, you may have extra questions about these lessons, please do not hesitate to email me if you have any. Please indicate in the custom text field, what your experience throwing is - beginner, novice, advanced etc as well as any other information you may feel will be useful, so that I can tailor the best lesson plan for you.
August/September Throwing lessons.