Pottery Fundamentals: Handbuilding (10 Hours Course over 4 weeks)

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About 'Pottery Fundamentals for Beginners' :

This is a 10 Hours Essential Course in Handbuilding.  

Tailored for without prior experience in pottery-making and would like to kickstart an independent practice, this course offers structured and supportive guidance in a studio pottery environment. It is also highly suitable for those who have prior ceramic trial class/practice but would like to refresh or review their understanding of fundamental aspects relevant to pottery making today. 

Course Objectives:  
'Pottery Fundamentals for Beginners' serves as an introduction to the world of hand-built clay objects and its associated techniques. Students will be introduced to the functional and artistic possibilities that the pinch, coil and slab construction offer alongside glazing and decorative possibilitiesAdditionally, students will come to be familiar with the terminologies employed in pottery as well as the general practices of working in a communal ceramic studio.   
Weekly Syllabus/Topics:

  • Week 1 (2.5 Hours): Overview of a crafting journey with clay. Introduction to Material and Studio Pottery Practices. Pinchpotting with and without the use of tools.   
  • Week 2 (2.5 Hours): Coils, Construction & Physics
  • Week 3 (2.5 Hours): Challenges and possibilities of working with Clay Slabs.
  • Week 4 (2.5 Hours): Clay, Glazes & Firing - how they come together. 

As each week builds on the knowledge and techniques from the week before, please be able to commit to all four lessons should you like to sign up for this course.  

This course aims to prepare those who seek to work independently in a ceramic studio. Students will learn to navigate comfortably in a studio setting or set up a home practice to work on their own ideas. Basic pottery techniques will be broken down and clarified through demonstrations. After the course, students will have a deeper appreciation of how ceramics are made, glazed and fired.  
300 SGD per person. Course fees include beginners' pottery tool kit for each student, use of four different clay bodies over the duration of the course as well as firing of up to 4 pottery pieces as part of our course. 

Students can purchase clay (SGD 3 per  KG of any clay body) and fire additional objects from his/her home practice, it is chargeable at SGD 3/per 100 grams of item (min SGD 3 per object). 
Cancellation/Modification Policies:  
Fees for the course is valid for the stated dates and timings only. Participants shall be responsible for his/her attendance. Should a student miss a session, SOCA will not be able to conduct a make-up class. 

This course is non-refundable upon booking. Postponement or cancellation of the course is accepted given valid reasons and at least 2 weeks' notice before the commencement of the course. 

You are highly encouraged to come with cut/short nails, comfortable loose clothing that allow for perspiration (tee-shirt and shorts) and an apron. 

Private Group Bookings:

As this course takes place only on selected months, we are open to conducting for private groups with a minimum of 4 pax. Please write to us schoolofclayarts@gmail.com to enquire. 

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