COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
This beginners course is a perfect opportunity to learn how to make pots on the wheel as well as freehand (using multiple techniques.).
This 4 weeks course consists of twelve sessions (3 sessions per week) and each session is 2 hours long including 15 minutes of preparations before and after.
Fee : Rs.12600 payable in two installments.
Topics covered in the beginners course :
● Introduction to Pottery
You will learn what pottery is, what are the various types of clay and glazes, and the process of how a lump of clay is made into a glazed ceramic piece.
● Basics of pottery wheel / throwing on the wheel
You will learn how to wedge, how to center the clay on the wheel, how to pull the walls and trim your pots. You will also learn how to make various simple forms like cylinders, bowls, cups and small vases. you will a lso be learning how to make handles and attach them to your cups. Please note that forming a cylinder shape on the wheel would be the end goal of a beginners course as the cylinder is the basis for any other form on the wheel.
● 3 Handbuilding techniques
2 sessions are dedicated to the various handbuilding techniques. You will learn coil, slab and pinching methods that form the basics for any shape and form.
● Preparing your pots for the firings
Once you successfully make the forms, you will learn how to prepare them for the first firing called Bisque firing and later for the second firing which is called Glaze firing. This includes, trimming, scrubbing, drying and sanding.
● Glazing techniques
You will learn the basics of glazes, how to glaze your pots using various methods and how to finally prepare them for the glaze firing.
This is a 6 weeks course consisting of various advanced techniques and tips for people who have had experience on the potters wheel and have worked with clay. This is a recommended followup course
The twelve sessions are spread across 6 weeks, two session per week and each session is of 2 hours long.
You will be taught how to create complex and difficult shapes on the wheel, how to centre and work with one kilo or more clay on the wheel and advance hand building and decorating techniques. You will also learn various carving and manipulating techniques. Experimenting with various glaze application techniques will also be covered in this course.
We will be working with bigger amounts of clay, firing and glazing charges will be extra depending on the size of the piece.
Fee : INR 14400 payable in two instalments.
INTENSIVE POTTERY WORKSHOP - 3 HOURS
If you are looking to handcrafted gift for your loved ones or just want to unwind by doing a creative activity (alone or with a friend or with a loved one together) and also create your own ceramics, this is a perfect workshop for you.
In these three hours, you will be introduced to clay and to pottery wheel. We will assist you in creating either some jewellery or a cup or a bowl or set of bowls that you can use yourself or gift it to your loved ones.
This could also a perfect workshop to gift a loved one on their birthday. (the workshop will be conducted to a maximum of two participants in order to guarantee utmost attention).
Please note that you will be able to pick up the finished products only after atleast 15 days after the workshop.
2-3 people can participate at a time in this workshop. The timings can be adjusted based on the availability of slots as per your convenience.
Fee : INR 4000 per person including all materials, glazes and firings (upto 5 pieces).
Please contact us 2-3 days in advance inorder to book this workshop.
ONLINE WHEEL WORKSHOP
we provide : Pottery wheel, essential tools and 10 kgs of clay.
(The pottery wheel and the tools have to be returned after the workshop)
Duration : Two weeks / Ten sessions / 5 days a week, either mornings or evening depending on
the convenience of the participants in the batch.
Please arrange the following items at home.
Necessary : 3ft*3ft space for the wheel, a regular power socket, zoom account, two mugs, water
supply, apron/towel cloth, plastic bag / sheet (to cover the clay and keep it moist, ideally a
garbage bag should be sufficient)
Recommended : If possible a tripod or any stable stand to hold your mobile phone during the
zoom session, various home items to decorate the pots, like a cap of a marker or a small
screwdriver or toothpicks etc…
Fee structure :
Rs. 9500 Plus
One way Delivery charges to be paid directly to the delivery guy when you receive the wheel (on an average it might range from Rs.500-1000).
(The fee of includes the wheel and tool rental for two weeks and also for the 10kgs of clay.)
Online workshop details
Session 1 : Monday
● Brief intro : Ceramics, throwing, handbuilding, different clay bodies, glazes and firing
● Process involved in making a ceramic bowl.
● Wedgining process
● Demo on the wheel.
● Various Methods of reclaiming the clay.
Session 2 : Tuesday
● Demo on the wheel
● Various steps involved in throwing (the process of creating an object on the wheel)
● Focus on centering
Session 3 : Wednesday
● Centering on the wheel
● Focus on centering and pulling.
Session 4 : Thursday
● Centering and pulling walls
● Focus on finishing the bowl.
● homework - make a bowl.
Session 5 : Friday
● Trimming, decorating and finishing the bowls.
Session 6 : Monday
● Centering, pulling and finishing a bowl.
● Demo of making set of two or four bowls.
Session 7 : Tuesday
● Various forms and shapes on the wheel - Demo
● Making of two similar bowls.
● Tipps and tricks to make similar bowls.
Session 8 : Wednesday
● Various forms and shapes on the wheel.
● Making handles, extra attachments..etc.
● Attaching handles.
Session 9 : Thursday
● Demo of making cylinders.
● Various decorating tricks.
Session 10 : Friday
● Recap from session 1-9.
● Presentation of bowls and cups.
Return of the wheels on Saturday
Please note that the online class will either be early morning or evening time. We can try and arrange the classes at your convinient time however this depends upon availability of other participants ( 2-3 participants at a time on a zoom session).
GROUP AND CORPORATE WORKSHOPS
We offer various pottery and yoga workshops for groups of individuals as well to the corporates. Please write to us with your requirements and we will get back to you with details of a customised workshop choices for you.