CCPS Term 2 2021- Wheel Throwing - Beginners - Thurs 2pm-4.30pm RKradzins

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CCPS COURSES IN CLAY Term 2- 2021 - Wheel Throwing - Beginners - Thursdays - Rasma Kradzins 2pm-4.30pm for 8 weeks

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Wheel Throwing - Beginners Term 2 - 2021

Throwing pots on the wheel - Thursdays - 2pm - 4.30pm

8 week course - Commencing 6 May 2021

Cost $285 + booking fee

Minimum 6 / maximum 10 students per course

Please read the CCPS Cancellation Policy carefully, prior to making your booking - also in FAQs below.

Rasma Kradzins

TEACHER PROFILE

I have a degree in Fine Art, completing 5 years of full-time study at The National Art School, Sydney in 1978. This is where I met and fell in love with clay! I also attended the Ivan Englund Pottery School workshop in Sydney at that time.

I am a current CCPS member. I have my own kiln and have experience in successfully glazing, packing and firing ceramic pieces.

I have a strong community spirit and aim to provide all students with the opportunity to increase their ceramic knowledge, experience and skills, in a safe, cooperative, respectful and caring learning environment.

COURSE OUTLINE

In this class, you will learn the fundamental techniques of throwing clay on a wheel, by wedging, centering, opening out, pulling up and forming a basic cylinder. You will also learn how to turn or finish the base of a leather hard pot.

Opportunities to decorate, underglaze, slip trail and apply glazes to your bisque fired work will also be given.

WEEKLY PROGRAM

Week 1 W H S / COVID-19/ CCPS Rules / Emergency procedure & assembly area

- Refer to documents emailed to students

- Distribution of equipment and materials

- Demonstrate and students practise centring 450 -500gms clay, opening out and pulling up walls for a cylinder.

- Show how to tidy the walls and base and cut straight off the wheel as a finished pot.

- Cut cylinder vertically. Discuss wall thickness etc.- No pieces kept from today’s work. Consolidate slop clay with original half bag.

Week 2 Demonstrate and students practise centring 450gms clay, opening out and pulling up walls for a cylinder.

- Cut cylinder vertically. Discuss wall thickness etc.

- Students select one best piece from the session and consolidate the other pots and slop clay with original half bag.

- Show how to tidy the walls and base and cut straight off the wheel a finished pot.

- Remind students to use an ID mark on their work. Wrap in plastic, ready to turn/tidy the following wk.

- Returning students who are more capable will be given a task to create a uniform set of 4 or 6 cylinders.

Week 3 Students continue practising to create a well-formed cylinder, with the aim to keep 1-2 best pieces.

- Cut first cylinder to check wall thickness and uniformity.

- Show how to tidy the walls and base and cut straight off the wheel as a finished pot.

- Remind students to use an ID mark on their work. Wrap in plastic, ready to turn/tidy the following wk.

- Returning students who are more capable will be given a task to create a uniform set of 4 or 6 cylinders.

- Alternatively, make a set of mugs

Week 4 Students continue practising to create a well-formed cylinder, with the aim of keeping 1-2 best pieces.

- Encourage students to use their fingers to feel the wall thickness and check uniformity.

- Wrap in plastic, ready to turn/tidy the following week.

- Demonstrate how to turn/tidy the base of a leather hard cylinder from Week 3.

- Students turn/tidy their own work, if they have any pieces ready.

- Students continue on task to create a set of cylinders or turn/tidy their work if ready.

- Show how to decorate a surface using coloured slip and sgraffito.

Week 5 Students continue practising to create a well-formed cylinder, with the aim of keeping up to 3 best pieces. Encourage students to use their fingers to feel the wall thickness and check uniformity.

- Demonstrate how to alter the shape of the cylinder by tapering in slightly and then creating a slightly flared top. This could become a vase or a drinking tumbler. Maybe pull a handle, if there is interest.

- Wrap in plastic, ready to turn/tidy the following week.

- Remind students how to turn/tidy the base of a leather hard cylinder from previous week.

- Students turn/tidy their own work, if they have any pieces ready.

- Students continue on task to create a new set of altered shape cylinders or turn/tidy their work if ready.

- Show how to use underglazes as a decorative feature. Carve a design into a leather hard pot, whether underglaze is used or not. Encourage the use of glazes that break over texture.

- Demonstrate slip trailing on a leather hard pot

Week 6 Last making class this week. Students continue to make cylinders and turn/finish their own work, if they have any pieces ready.

- Underglazing, carving, slip trailing leather hard pots if desired.

- Show how to use underglazes as a decorative feature. Carve a design into a leather hard pot, whether underglaze is used or not. Encourage the use of glazes that break over texture.

Week 7 Finishing off pieces – turning and tidying.

- Demonstrate slip trailing to create texture, on any leather hard pots if available.

- Underglazing and glazing bisque pieces

Week 8 Finishing off pieces – turning and tidying. Glazing bisque pieces.

Review and discuss collection of work - Layout students’ work.

Encourage a whole group discussion about forms & surface decoration

SKILLS OUTCOMES

On completing this course, students will have been given opportunities to and have developed skills in:

• Wedging a piece of clay;

• Centring a piece of clay;

• Creating a basic cylinder;

• Making cylinders in a consistent size to create a uniform set;

• a range of additional skills associated with each student’s individual project.

• applying underglaze and glaze;

• basic slip trailing

• carving/sgraffito

• basic kiln & firing knowledge.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of on and off-street parking. However, we are located near several schools and when they have events, there can sometimes be difficulty finding a park close by. Please ensure you park legally to avoid a Council parking infringement.

What can I bring into the event?

Please refer to the list in your welcome email.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any queries, please contact the Education Manager via education@ccpotters.org

What's the cancellation policy?

CCPS CANCELLATION POLICY

Central Coast Potters Society (CCPS) courses are subject to the CCPS Cancellation Policy.

Read the CCPS Cancellation Policy carefully, prior to making your booking.

When booking and paying for a course with CCPS, please consider the following:

  1. It takes considerable preparation and organisation by unpaid CCPS volunteers, to present course options and process payments. Choose carefully;

  2. Bookings are final and non-transferable to other dates;

  3. Cancellations made up to 7 days prior to a course commencing can be made through Eventbrite by the attendee;

  4. Cancellations made up to 4 days prior to a course commencing must be made by contacting the Education Manager via education@ccpotters.org. An administration charge of $60 will apply in this instance;

  5. Cancellations made less than 2 days prior to a course commencing are non-refundable, unless another attendee can take your place;

  6. Bookings may be transferred to a friend. It is your responsibility to transfer funds between yourself and your friend. Notify the Education Manager of this change via education@ccpotters.org, with the new attendee’s name, email address and phone number;

  7. Partial or full non-attendance at a course will result in forfeiture of fees paid.

While CCPS recognises there are occasions when cancellation is unavoidable, requests for a full refund will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The CCPS Management Committee may consider a written appeal where extenuating circumstances exist. Such an appeal must be addressed to the Education Manager via education@ccpotters.org.

If CCPS must cancel a course, or move a course date, we will endeavour to notify enrolled attendees a minimum of 24 hours prior to the course commencing. Attendees affected will have the option of booking into a different course (course fees may vary), or a full refund.

Before committing to attend a course, CCPS requests that members & non-members carefully consider their commitment to attend.

CCPS Management Committee

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need it. We will have all the details.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your contact details. Please email the Education Manager via education@ccpotters.org.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes, please refer to the CCPS Cancellation Policy above.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

We would prefer you provide us with the correct attendee details.

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