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Contents of pottery for beginners
What is needed to begin with pottery and what should you buy - clay, glaze, tools?
Understand the pottery terms and processes.
Wedging clay - bulls-head technique.
Learn the necessity of pinching clay.
How to reclaim clay
Understand the behavior of clay.
Make a pinched cup with a foot rim.
Learn how to make a bird and a rabbit with pinching techniques.
How to make a smooth coil pot and learn where to start with burnishing.
Make a textured coil pot.
Learn different slab making techniques.
Discover clay particles and see cracks and remedies.
Do different fun projects with slabs.
Build a bird house and a bird feeder with slabs
Explore ways of building plates using molds.
Learn how to use sgraffito, spriggs and carving.
Decorate with color (Colorants: oxides, englobes, slip, stains, underglazes, over glazes).
What is a pottery glaze.
Learn how to glaze your work - dipping, pouring and brushing
Pottery for beginners is with Antoinette Badenhorst is a 6 weeks online workshop that will help potters starting a pottery career, but will enrich potters who are already working with clay. Potters will do a variety of challenging clay projects during the class and see how to solve problems that they may encounter in their own studios, or how to best use facilities when sharing studios
Learn to see with your fingers thru pinching clay, build with coils and slabs from easy to advanced projects.
Discover glazing and clay possibilities and get an introduction to firing. Learn how to make your own tools, understand glazing and clay selection considerations and develop the skills needed to become a professional potter.
Who is the target audience?
Anyone who wants to begin with pottery lessons.
Early beginner potters
What do I need for this e-course?
You must have pottery clay and access to a pottery kiln.
You must have consistent access to a computer, iPad or iPhone or related technology.
You must have basic computer knowledge. (Although we will assist you with the viewing of the videos, we cannot teach you how to use a computer).
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