Learn the age-old technique of forming pots on the wheel. In this six week course (one class per week) you will learn the fundamental skills of wheel throwing. This will include centring clay on the wheel, throwing cylinder and bowl forms, and turning. You will also be introduced to a range of decorative techniques, including underglaze colours, glaze and tissue transfers. At the completion of the course you will have your own glazed pots and bowls to take home and use. This course is ideal for beginners.
The cost of this course includes one bag of clay, use of wheel and tools, firing, and materials for decorating and glazing. Our pottery supply shop stocks a wide variety of products you may wish to explore further and is open during business hours. This course will have a maximum of 10 students.
Please bring along your own towel and/or apron
Chris Wright Tutor Profile
Chris Wright is a designer and maker based in Melbourne. He mostly works in clay but also has a love for drawing. Chris is enamoured by the possibilities clay offers as a material and the way that a shapeless blob of the stuff can be transformed into objects of incredible variety that reflect the makers individuality and voice. Chris’ aesthetic is fuelled by a range of influences and interests: pop culture 1950’s design, music, cartoons and interesting textures in the urban and natural environment. Living in South Africa for fourteen years and his training in ceramic design there has also influenced his work, particularly his love of pattern and carved surfaces. Chris creates a range of functional and decorative work made from the material that has been an enduring passion: clay.