Throwing I and II

  • prerequisite: Introduction to Clay or equivalent experience with pottery
  • 8 week class includes Levels I and II on Thursdays from 7-10 pm
  • access to our studio outside of class time is included, you become a guild member while you take this class
  • glaze and firings are included
  • cost – $215 + HST : additional costs for clay and tools
  • reduced rate for studio members and glaze and kiln members (contact class coordinator)

I want to register for Throwing I and II

These classes are structured around progressing through the cylinder, bowl and plate forms.  Repetition of forms is important so that your body will gain the muscle memory needed to make good strong forms that you will find pleasing. it is anything but boring because the basic forms can be altered in many ways to make different functional vessels.  Once you have a solid start at throwing basic forms you can progress to more complex forms in our intermediate/advanced courses.

  • in our classes, your teacher will demonstrate and you will practice with coaching; outside of class time you can practise as much as you like in our studio
  • glaze materials and a limited number of firings are included
  • our classes are limited to 11 students
  • you will be a student member of the guild with all its benefits while your class is running. This includes having access to the guild studio outside of class time, attendance at Guild meetings and workshops (at member’s rates for workshops), receiving the newsletter and buying your supplies at cost
  • additional costs:
    • clay purchased from the guild supply room (~$17.00 per 10 kg bag + HST)
    • for your first throwing class you need to buy a basic tool kit from the guild supply room (~$17.00 + HST) or bring your own tools
  • More clay can be purchased from our supply room as needed.
  • Your teacher will fire a limited number of average-sized pieces made during class time only.
  • You can arrange with other Guild members (who are qualified to fire the kilns) to fire pieces you make over and above those made in class time at a small additional cost.
Throwing I – cylinders
  • Cylinders are used to make cups, mugs, pitchers, vases, flower pots, etc.
  • You need to have taken Introduction to Clay or an equivalent class
  • The intention is that you will take this level once, then progress to…..  
Throwing II – bowls and plates
  • You need to have taken Introduction to Clay or an equivalent class
  • It is usually best to take Throwing I first
  • The intention is that you will take this level once, then progress to advanced classes such as Technique Tuesdays

Note that Throwing I and II are usually offered during the same evening session, with the teacher giving separate demonstrations and individual attention depending on your level.

Overview of our classes

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