IMPORTANT: This course is for those with previous wheel throwing experience. If you have any questions as to whether this course is suitable for you please call us on 9387 3911.
Monday 4 September - 24 September 6pm-8.30pm (2.5 per week, 4 week course)
Are you tackling the teapot and need guidance in construction and process techniques?
In this four week course students will be introduced to the necessary skills needed to construct a teapot on the wheel. Students will build on existing skills to develop a thrown shape in the form of a teapot on the pottery wheel. Once the form has been thrown the tutor will guide students through designing, constructing and joining additions; such as pulling a handle and making the lid, strainer, spout and lid.
At the completion of the course you will have your own glazed teapot to take home and use.
The cost of this course includes one bag of clay (buff stoneware), use of wheel and tools, firing, and materials for decorating and glazing. Our pottery supply shop stocks a wide variety of products you may wish to explore further and is open during business hours. This course will have a maximum of 10 students.
Please bring along your own towel and/or apron.
Week 1 - Discussion on the amount and type of clay required for constructing a teapot and the specific tools used to throw and make additions to the form. As well as a refresher on wedging and centering clay, students will receive a demonstration and practice throwing appropriate shapes and sizes for the teapot
Week 2 - Throwing a range of teapot shapes and sizes and practicing additions.
Week 3 - Trimming and turning the selected teapot and working further to refine additions.
Week 4 - Glazing the teapot using a range of stoneware glazes.
Lesley Ens Tutor Profile
Lesley is an experienced ceramic teacher. She has been teaching wheel throwing and hand building classes at CAE, Box Hill TAFE and community neighbourhood houses for over 17 years. She is an enthusiastic teacher who loves sharing her extensive knowledge about the process of wheel throwing with her students. She likes to create a learning environment that is fun, informative and supportive so that students can be at their creative best.
JEANY, 18 December 2015
I made 4 tea pots. It was a small class so that teacher,Lesley, was able to spend more time with participants. Lesley showed us different techniques and forms to make teapots. I wish that the course was longer than 4 weeks. However it was a great course for getting to know the basics of how to make teapots. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to learn how to make their own teapots.