This 2.5 hour session is an opportunity for participants to get a 'taste' for wheel throwing. Under the guidance of an experienced tutor participants will be taken through the basics of wheel throwing on a revolving pottery wheel - how to prepare clay for the wheel, centre clay and throw small forms. This offers participants the chance to try out the age-old-technique of forming pots, either as a one-off activity or to see if it is something you would like to pursue further. Buff stoneware clay is used in this workshop. This workshop will have a maximum of 10 participants.
This workshop includes all materials, and the glazing and firing of work created. This includes two firings (bisque and glaze) and glazing (as a group, students can choose two stoneware glazes) by our technician. Our turnaround time for work to be ready for collection is approximately two weeks. NPS staff will contact students when work is ready for collection.
Please bring along your own towel and apron to the workshop, wheel throwing can be messy!
Ian Sigley Tutor Profile
Ian is a traveling artist from Houston, Texas where he studed ceramics and sculpture at the University of Houston. During his studies, Ian’s work was displayed in emerging artist shows and Pop up shops. Ian was a feature/demo artist for Empty Bowls Houston in 2013 where he made and donated 100 bowls. Currently, Ian’s work focuses on functionality with sculptural aesthetic; using a pastel palette and decorative stamping techniques.