The workshop has had years of development and is specifically designed to have consistent tuition and practice on the wheel so you can be self-efficient to feel at the end of the course you can feel confident and independent practice.
In your first session you will receive a tool box for the duration of the course, apron and sketch book. You will have your own wheel and workspace while you learn with us at Ridgeway, we like to teach in small classes of four.
Materials and tools will be included the 4 week session, firings will be provided, and however any work you may wish to get fire that is extra to the limit of clay provided there will be a slight additional charge depending on the weight of work.
Finola will give you one to one in each session until you are confident to throw on your own.
Throwing is craft that takes practice and patience and persistence. We believe everyone can achieve the skill, the work shop is designed to be a relaxed start to your ceramic journey.
Gentle introduction to throwing on the pottery wheel, the first session is all about learning the way of how to handle clay on the pottery wheel. The first session is to insure your knowledge of the preparations needed for throwing.
The most effective way to learn the craft of throwing on the wheel is persistence, you learn from making mistakes. Everyone’s abilities to learn throwing is unique, at ridgeway we have created an environment to let you the student have tranquillity and space to find your own throwing style. Persistence is the main lesson getting your hands used to working with tools and clay in a rhythm that suits. One to one direction on the wheel to guide any difficulties and smooth over any worries to make you feel stronger and ready for the next session.
Learning how to throw consistently is a skill that requires time and patience, session three is crash course into pushing your limits to what you have already learnt to insure you have hit criteria at this stage you are happy with.
In the last session you have the freedom to use your new skills and create your own work. By this point of the workshop you would have found your own style
This workshop is designed purely for learning how to throw on the wheel, beginners are welcome but we would suggest booking on to a beginner’s day workshop that we offer on weekends to give you a head start.
At the end of the course you will be offered to choose items to fire and to be glazed, any extra pieces you would like to fire that is more than the clay offered, a small firing charge will be added and scaled by weight and size. The course is all structured about learning the craft of throwing and to gain your own skills that you can then take on further. There are also options to hire a space at the studio to work independently to continue your journey once you have finished the four weeks.
Ten hours total
Thursday 6:30pm – 9pm
July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
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