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One on One Wheel Throwing Lessons

Basic Fundamental Wheel Throwing Techniques

  • 3 hr
  • $75 p/h
  • Orchard Road

Service Description

If you want to have a taste before you commit to either a 4 or 8 week course and learn from my many years of experience on the wheel and teaching or you just want that little bit of extra one on one tuition to finally nail the techniques, this is the session that will do it. I will be by your side each step of the way, from first kneading the clay in preparation, showing you a couple of different techniques in coning up and down and centering getting you ready for throwing with larger amounts of clay for the more experienced. Focusing on bringing up the walls evenly as this sets you up for creating the shapes you desire. It will take a minimum of 2 hours @$75 per hour and if you want that little bit more the 3rd hour is at a cost of $50 p/h. In order to finish a pot thrown on the wheel, once the clay has dried to leather hard the base is trimmed, left till it is bone dry, then put in the kiln for its first firing which is called a Bisque firing. It is then glazed and put back in the kiln for it's glaze firing. If you want a completed pot it requires another 1 hour session for trimming and another hour session for glazing and these are both at a cost of $75 p/h and are done on consecutive weeks. So a little about me, Donna, The first time I got on a pottery wheel was in year 7. I was 13 years old. What started was an on and off relationship with the clay and wheel over the next 7 years. I bought my first wheel when I was 18, a Mini Merven, which would be pulled out sporadically, while doing classes at Grafton Tafe, then mostly in storage for the next 10 to 12 years while I got on with life. Wasn't until I had my son and finally decided to stay in one place, Balmoral, that I finally pulled it back out again and started doing classes at Mosman Evening college with Willi Michalski. I needed more so booked into Tafe and spent the next 17 years studying under some of the all time masters of Pottery. First teacher was Barry Wright, next Simone Fraser, followed by Chris James, Bruce McWhinney, John Eadie, Walter Ayer, Sally and many inspirational guest potter from all over, 1 which had the most impact on me and how I teach, is Cameron Williams. As this is a private class, must be booked by phone in order to check on availability of times and days available.

Cancellation Policy

Please be sure of your booking as our policy is no refunds and no credits. If your miss a class the only time to make this up will be on Saturday mornings at an extra cost.

Contact Details

  • 2/8 Orchard Road, Brookvale NSW, Australia

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