Class Fees: R800 per month (3 hour class per week - 4 classes per month), includes glaze.
Clay: R50 per kilogram after firing.
|Tuesday Mornings 09h00 - 12h00|
|Tuesday Evenings 17h00 - 20h00|
|Wednesday Evenings 17h00 - 20h00|
|Thursday Evenings 17h30 - 20h30|
You will have to learn basic handwork first, if you are a beginner and have not done any previous pottery. This is important as you need to learn how to work and prepare clay.
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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