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Wheel Forming Cylinders - Beginners 1 - Kylie Rose McLean

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Central Coast Potters Society

10a Russell Drysdale Street

East Gosford, NSW 2250

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Wheel Forming Cylinders - Beginners 1

Kylie Rose McLean

Term 2 - 5 week course - 04 May to 08 June (no class Saturday 11 May)

Saturdays - 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Minimum 5 / maximum 11 students per course


Intrigued about the pottery wheel? Want to give it a try? Keen to get as much concentrated experience as possible?

The Term 2, the standard 8-week course has been condensed into a series of 5 classes, with extended hours to build on skills.

Week 1 - 04/05 = 4 hour introduction & practice 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Week 2 - 11/05 = No class
Week 3 - 18/05 = 5 hour class
Week 4 - 25/05 = 5 hour class
Week 5 - 01/06 = 5 hour class
Week 6 - 08/06 = 1 hour - course debrief and collection of work 8:30 am - 9:30 am

The primary focus of this course is learning the basics of wheel forming, and throwing a 'perfect' cylinder. All wheel thrown items start life as a cylinder; mastering this form provides you with a solid base to expand your skills. Students will repeatedly throw pieces, cutting them and reviewing the outcomes to develop and refine their skills. ​By the end of this course, each student should have a small collection of bisqued and glazed cylinders.

This course is not about quantity but quality.

Those with previous experience will be challenged to throw cylinders in several efficient movements, as well as simple mug and bowl forms.

Students will begin by creating pinch pots from a range of clay bodies, to use as test pieces for glazing.


On completing this course, students will have developed skills in:

  • knowing a variety of clay bodies;

  • making a pinch pot;

  • wedging and weighing clay;

  • centring a ball of clay on the pottery wheel;

  • throwing a cylinder;

  • turning a foot on a cylinder;

  • glazing test pieces and cylinders;

  • basic kiln & firing knowledge.

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Central Coast Potters Society

10a Russell Drysdale Street

East Gosford, NSW 2250

Australia

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