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Courses & Workshops

Courses

 
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4-week Introduction to Pottery (Wheel-throwing)

Tuesdays, 13th August - 4rd September 2019
7pm - 9.30pm

The foundations of wheel-throwing will be taught during this 4-week course (one 2.5 hour class per week). Step-by-step guidance will be given to guide students to throw cylindrical shapes like bowls and teacups, turning/trimming the bases of students’ pieces, and glazing techniques. After 4 weeks, students will have their own glazed bowls and teacups fired and may be collected anytime after the 4th week. This course is ideal for beginners.

The cost of this course includes clay, use of wheel and tools, materials for decorating and glazing, and firing. Basic tools (for you to keep!) will be under separate costs. This course will take in a maximum of 7 students to provide maximum guidance. Sign-ups will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 
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4-week Introduction to Pottery (Handbuilding)

Sundays,14th July - 4th August 2019
9.30am - 12.00pm

  • Week 1: Introduction to handbuilding pottery and the pinching method. Learn how to make items such as small-medium sized bowls, mugs, plates, pouring jugs etc.

  • Week 2: Introduction to the coiling method. Learn how to make taller pots like bigger bowls, vases, planters, teapots etc.

  • Week 3: Introduction to the slab method. Learn how to make plates, and more angular shaped pots such as darted cups, beer mugs, pitchers etc.

  • Week 4: Introduction to glazing methods and types of glazes. Students will be taught to glaze and decorate their own pieces.

The cost of this course includes clay, use of tools and materials for decorating and glazing, and firing. Basic tools (for you to keep!) will be under separate costs. This course will take in a maximum of 8 students to provide maximum guidance. Sign-ups will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

6-week Pottery Wheel-throwing extension course

Thursdays, 1st August - 5th September 2019
7.00pm - 9.30pm

This course is a continuation of the 4-week introduction to wheel-throwing course, and is also suitable for people who have had beginners’ wheel-throwing course elsewhere.

In this 6-week course, students will continue to improve on throwing bigger cylinders and bowls in the 1st week. In the subsequent weeks, they will also be introduced to making pieces with handles, attachments and shaped spouts at the rim – such as pitchers, milk jugs, mugs, and pots. In the 5th week, students will learn how to glaze and decorate their pieces. All works will be fired after the 6th class, and can be collected one month after.

The cost of this course includes clay, use of wheel and equipment, materials for decorating and glazing, and firing. This course will take in a maximum of 8 students to provide maximum guidance. Sign-ups will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 
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5-week Wheel-throwing for Plates/Flatware

Saturdays, 10th August - 7th September 2019
10.00am - 12.30pm

Wheel-throwing techniques for making plates of various sizes will be taught during this 5-week course (one 2.5 hour class per week). Step-by-step guidance will be given to guide students to throw flatware on the wheel, and to turn/trim the bases of their plates. Several decorative methods will be taught in the process, and in the last week students will be taught how to glaze their pieces. Pieces may be collected 2 weeks after the 5th session. This course is ideal for anyone who has wheel-throwing experience (at least 2-extension courses at ves.studio/15 classes), with good confidence in centering.

The cost of this course includes clay, use of wheel and tools, materials for decorating and glazing, and firing. Basic tools (for you to keep!) will be under separate costs. This course will take in a maximum of 8 students to provide maximum guidance. Sign-ups will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.