#HandbuildingFridays: Create your own Ceramic Tableware
Delve into the craftsmanship of coiling in pottery!
About the workshop
Coiling is a classical handbuilding technique that continues to be employed by potters working. It has been used to shape clay into vessels for many thousands of years. It ranges from Africa to Greece and from China to New Mexico. They have used this method in a variety of ways to create both functional and artisanal ceramic objects. In this workshop, we will delve into the craftsmanship and artistry that this versatile technique offers to functional tableware.
What you will experience
1. The workshop will begin with an introduction to studio pottery practices. Participants will be led through the studio to understand more about the preparation of clay and the processes that are required before a ceramic object is vitrified.
2. The instructor will check-in with the participants on their ceramic experience and expectations from the workshop. Participants will be shown various examples of coiled ceramic pieces by previous participants as a visual reference of what is possible to create in a one-off hand-building workshop.
3. The instructor will proceed to demonstrate and explain the basis and steps to the coiling technique for beginners.
4. Participants will work on their basic form using the coiling technique.
5. Pause to review the questions participants might have as well as some common struggles noticed by the instructor. The instructor may have also built up a coiled pot to demonstrate some possible variations and finishes.
6. Participants will take the rest of the time to perfect their technique and enjoy crafting!
7. 15 mins before the end of the session, participants will also get to select their preferred glaze from SO-CA's range of studio glazes.
8. The instructor will wrap up with some pointers on how to continue the pottery journey.
*We believe in small-class sizes and personal attention. Each instructor oversees an average of 5 students for any given trial class.
Cancellation is free of charge 3 days before the scheduled start time.
Booking must be made 24 hours before the scheduled start time.
You are highly encouraged to come with cut/short nails. Aprons will be provided. Please come dressed in comfortable clothing that allows for perspiration. For females, do note that skirts and tops that open up when bending forward are not recommended for this activity.
Note: Full workshop address will be included in booking confirmation email.