Discover the many possibilities to create beautiful ceramic pieces without a potter's wheel. In this course I show the basic hand building techniques such as slab technique, coil technique and pinching technique. You will learn different glazing techniques and glaze your own pieces.
This course is taught in English (con un poco di italiano).
In 3 sessions of 2 hours each, held at 1-week intervals, you will learn how to build different shapes and objects, such as cups, plates, bowls, etc. I will demonstrate every technique and of course I will be by your side the entire time with tips and help. At the end you will have made several of your own handmade and glazed ceramic pieces.
Session 1: You will learn how to make your first small pottery pieces using the pinching and coil building technique. And of course some important theory and tips about the material clay.
Session 2: You will learn how to make pieces in different shapes with the slab building technique.
Session 3 (2 weeks after session 2): During the last session we will glaze your pieces. I explain different techniques and give helpful tips to avoid mistakes, demonstrate glazing on an object, and then help you decorate your own pieces with different coloured glazes. You will get insights into the firing process and learn some kiln basics.
Due to the small group size of max. 6 people, each participant will be able to get enough one-on-one time with me to get the help they need.
After the last session, your works have to be fired again and can then be picked up about 2 weeks later (if you take this course on vacation and will not be around 2 weeks after the course, I offer a shipping service. The shipping costs are determined individually depending on the destination country and are calculated in addition to the course price. )
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as for people who have already gained their first experience and would like to delve a little deeper into the topic of hand building and glazing.
The course is for adults.
Course duration: 3 sessions of 2 hours each (6 hours in total), over a period of 4 weeks in total
Course days: Either three Fridays from 7pm-9pm or three Saturdays, 11am to 1pm (please choose your preferred dates in the menu below).
Group size: max. 6 people
Course location: Via Mazzini 67, 16031 Bogliasco (GE)
All materials and firings are included in the price.
Costs for optional shipping are charged extra depending on the destination country.
By booking a course, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
Our courses are non-refundable unless they get rescheduled or cancelled by us. If you cannot attend your booked course you must inform us at least with 7 days notice to receive a voucher that you can redeem for an equivalent course on another date (depending on availability, of course). Unattended single sessions of the intensive course will not be refunded.