Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Teacher: Nola Clay Staff Teachers | Date: Fri, 10.18 , 6-9pm | Location: Offsite
Tuition: $125 | Materials: $40
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The experienced teachers at Nola Clay will instruct students in the best practices for wheel throwing, including demonstrations on how to center, open, and pull basic vessel forms. More info...

This fast-paced, information-packed workshop will include an overview of clay’s inherent properties, such as water and air content, and how to work with the unique characteristics of the medium to create functional ceramic pieces. Students will gain experience in controlling the speed of the pottery wheel and manipulating clay with shaping and carving tools, while creating a unique collection of ceramic pieces. Instructors will give an overview of drying stages, shrinkage, and the glazing and firing processes. Students will get to choose from a selection of beautiful glaze finishes to complete their pieces.

Due to the time needed to dry greenware, Nola Clay studio staff will trim, glaze and fire the work. Students will be able to pick up finished work within three weeks. Materials fees cover the creation of up to 3 pieces, if additional pieces are made during the workshop, staff can assess an appropriate fee.

This workshop takes place at Nola Clay studio in inner NE Portland.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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