Pottery Making enhances creativity, spatial intelligence and fine-motor skills development among children. It allows children to explore clay as a material. Children of all ages enjoy squishing, squelching, pinching, rolling, poking, stretching and pounding the clay. Some children find this particularly soothing and it can be useful for releasing tension or frustration.Clay making is a fun way to introduce 3-dimensional art to children of all ages. 

Class Fees: R55/child per class.

Duration: 1 hour.

Weekly classes: 

Wednesday Mornings

10h00 - 11h00 & 11h00 - 12h00 

Thusday Mornings

10h00 - 11h00 & 11h00 - 12h00 

Techniques taught:

  • Handwork 
  • Sculpture 
  • Wheelwork 
  • Decoration 

Basic handwork includes:

  • Pinch Pot - The process begins with a ball of clay. Thumbs are pushed into the center, and then rudimentary walls are created by pinching and turning the pot. The pot is then pushed on a flat surface to create a flat surface, thereby creating the base. A base can be made by rolling three coils and pressing them together, and then onto the bottom of the pot. Pinched, compressed clay may also be used as a base for building coil pots. The base of the pot is less prone to cracking when formed this way
  • Slab Building - The process begins by making flat pieces, usually by rolling and then forming the flat pieces and fitting together. Forming can mean using flat and joining at corners, curving to cylinders and similar shapes, dishing to dome or bowl shapes, slicing and edge joining forms.

  

  

 

  

  

 

 

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