Pottery Class: Throwing Wheel for Beginners
This workshop offers an introduction into the three main steps of creating your own ceramic piece on the Throwing Wheel. Within three sessions over a period of two weeks we will teach you everything you need to know to create your own ceramic pieces.
Please note that classes from next year on (2024) will include 4 sessions over a period of three weeks. 1.Session: Throwing on Tuesdays 6:30-9pm | 2.Session: Throwing on Wednesdays 06:30-09:00pm | 3.Session: Trimming on Tuesdays 06:30-9pm and 4. Session: Glazing on Wednesdays 06:30-08:30pm.
Schedule for classes in 2023:
1. Session: Tuesday 6-9:30pm
Short introduction into the world of clay, followed by a demonstration of how to prepare and center the clay on the wheel as well as how to create a vessel. The first time on the wheel can be challenging and that's why this will be the longest session we will have together (3,5hours). This way I would like to make sure you won't rush and can take your time to get used to the material.
2. Session: Wednesday 7-9:30pm
This day will be all about trimming the pieces you created the day before (approximately 3-6 pieces). You will learn how to refine the shape of your vessel and create different types of foot rings for your creations.
3. Session: Wednesday 7-9pm
One week later after your pieces have been fired once, we will take some time to glaze your pieces together. A teacher will explain how to prepare a piece for glazing and demonstrate how to use different techniques like dipping, cross-dipping, puring or brushing to add some color to it. Afterwards you will have enough time to try out all techniques for yourself.
How to prepare for the class: For the classes you might want to wear something you wouldn‘t mind getting a little dirty as well as shorten your finger nails. We will provide an apron and everything that's needed for every participant.
Pick-Up: Finalizing your pieces might take between 3-6 weeks. Once your pieces are ready, you will be notified via email and might pick up your pieces during our Open Studio Hours on Thursdays between 5-9pm.
Gift Voucher: If you want to buy this workshop as a gift for someone else please consider our Pottery Class Gift Voucher Options. Our workshops are held on a monthly basis so there will be a chance for everyone to make a booking according to their schedule. Otherwise please make sure your friend is available for the date you have booked and see our cancellation policy below.
Cancellation Policy: In case you need to cancel your booking please do so 10 days prior to our first session in order to get a refund. Also please make sure to block all dates of the sessions as they are fixed. Missed classes can not be reimbursed or repeated.
Number of participants: The workshop will be held in a small group of six participants. The minimum number of participants in order for this class to take place is four.
Location: All classes take place at our Studio at Christinenstraße 32 in 10119 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.
Please note: By booking this class you assure that you have a private liability insurance.
every piece is designed & wheel thrown in our small atelier in Berlin. Therefore, please allow small variations in size, colour or shape. Made from natural material, unglazes surfaces should not be exposed to greasy food for a longer period of time. All products are food & dishwasher safe. Still, washing your items by hand is recommended as it might extend their beauty.
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