Created for the absolute beginner, this weekly 3hr course will get you started on your pottery wheel throwing journey.
In our newly designed gritLAB community space, we are fully equipped with all the tools and gadgets you'll require to get crackin' with clay.
The space is purposely small, and class size is restricted - we want you to receive the attention and direction you need and have invested in.
Led by local and experienced pottery teachers, you will be introduced to all the basics of wheel throwing as you evolve a piece of earth from mud to table.
All materials and firings included in the course fee. As always, feel free to BYO.
We start from scratch and cover topics such as:
studio etiquette & mindfulness
preparing the clay/wedging
centering on the wheel
throwing the cylinder
shaping bowls & cups
trimming bases of pots
glazing & decorating
reclaiming scraps/recycling clay
“We are all in search of feeling more connected to reality—to other people, the times we live in, the natural world, our character, and our own uniqueness. Our culture increasingly tends to separate us from these realities in various ways. We indulge in risky behaviour, just to wake ourselves up from the sleep of our daily existence and feel a heightened sense of connection to reality. In the end, however, the most satisfying and powerful way to feel this connection is through creative activity. Engaged in the creative process we feel more alive than ever, because we are making something and not merely consuming. We are Masters of the small reality we create. In doing this work, we are in fact creating ourselves.”
*Please note: these beginner classes fill quickly : we do not offer a wait list. Just follow us and keep an eye on instagram @grit_ceramics announcements to save your spot. Choose your classes, courses and sessions carefully as we do not offer refunds.
* We require a minimum of 3 students to run the class - you will be notified and can transfer to another date if any changes need to be made to the schedule.
Photography credit @elishalindsayphotography & @studioenki