POTTERY COURSES


All our courses are suitable for the absolute beginner or anyone who are keen to review their understanding of the foundational methods employed in pottery and/or ceramic crafting today.

Structured to contextualise what the different modes of making have to offer while breaking each techniques down into basic steps for clarity, students will be encouraged to explore variations and creative applications of techniques over the duration of our courses.

We value small-class sizes. SO-CA operates on the basis of a maximum of 5 students to 1 instructor for any course. 

POTTERY FUNDAMENTALS: HANDBUILDING

SGD 250 for 4 sessions

[FULL] 20th, 27th JAN, 3rd & 10th FEB 2018. Saturday 10AM - 1230PM

[NEW] 3rd, 10th, 24th FEB & 3rd MAR 2018. Saturday 2PM - 430PM

This serves as an introduction to the world of hand-built clay objects and its associated techniques. Students will be exposed to the functional and artistic possibilities that the coil, slab and pinch construction offer alongside glazing and decorative possibilities such as Shinogi, Haritsuki and Nunome. 

BOOK OUR UPCOMING COURSE HERE

AN INTRODUCTION TO THROWING ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL

SGD 290 for 4 Sessions + 1 Open Studio 

[FULL] 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th JAN 2018. Saturday 2PM - 5PM 

[FULL] 17th, 24th, 31st MAR & 7th APR 2018. Saturday 2PM - 5PM 

[NEW] 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th MAY 2018. Saturday 2PM - 5PM

This is a foundational course that serves to make clear, the essential standards in the discipline of throwing one must work towards. Step-by-step instructions on centering, coning and building cylinders remains the priority of this course. Forming of various shapes, throwing off the hump will be demonstrated and explained. Techniques in trimming foot rings will also be revised.

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Drop us a note on your questions about our courses and we will be in touch. 


Studio Usage

 

Open Studio Pass (without guidance)

$450 for 10 sessions  |  $250 for 5 sessions

**valid 4 months from the start date. Package can be shared. Strictly not extendable**

$60 for Drop-In

Suitable for anyone who would like to maintain a studio practice and develop personal ideas at their own pace. Studio equipment and materials are open for use. 

There is no guided instruction during open studio. However, the instructor will be present for any technical assistance. 

Fees include studio clay; Firing is charged separately at $2.50 per 100g for any double-fired (bisqued and glost) item.


Open Studio Hours:

Friday            1100 - 1400 h

Saturday       1000 - 1300 h / 1400 - 1700

Please respect studio hours and factor in adequate time for cleaning up. 

Important Addendum

  • Speciality clay or glazes for individual projects can be purchased at SO-CA; kiln rental for specific firing requirements is possible. 
  • To protect other people's work, we will not fire works with glazed bases. 
  • As storage is limited, any uncollected work may be disposed of after 2 months. 
  • Students are liable for replacement costs for damaged kiln shelves caused by their work sticking to our kiln shelves.

 

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