If you've ever wanted to try your hand at pottery but didn't know where to start, Stone Studio's Beginner Wheel Throwing Pottery Course might be just what you need. The six-week course is designed to teach you the basics of wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing, so that you can create your own unique pieces of pottery.
The course is offered at both our Currumbin Waters and Kingscliff studios, so you can choose the location that's most convenient for you. This also means you will be one of the first people to see our brand new studio! Each session is led by an experienced instructor who will guide you through the process of creating your very own masterpiece.
What will I learn?
The first few weeks of the course will focus on the basics of wheel throwing. You'll learn how to centre the clay on the wheel, how to pull up the sides to create a cylinder, and how to shape the clay into different forms. The instructors will be there every step of the way to offer guidance and advice, so don't worry if you've never done this before.
Once you've mastered the basics of wheel throwing, you'll move on to trimming your pieces. Trimming is the process of removing excess clay from the bottom of your piece, creating a foot or base that will allow it to stand on its own. This step is essential to ensure that your creation is balanced and stable.
Finally, you'll move on to glazing your pieces. Glazing is the process of applying a liquid coating to the surface of your pottery to create a smooth, glossy finish. You'll learn different glazing techniques, and have the opportunity to experiment with different colours to create a unique look for your piece.
One of the great things about this course is that it's designed for complete beginners. You don't need any prior experience with pottery to join the course – just a willingness to learn and a desire to create something beautiful.
The six-week course is held once a week, and each session lasts around two hours. All materials and tools are provided, so all you need to bring is yourself and a willingness to get your hands dirty. You'll leave each session with a sense of accomplishment and pride in the piece you've created.
The Beginner Wheel Throwing Pottery Course is an excellent opportunity to learn a new skill and create something beautiful. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience with pottery, you'll find the course challenging and rewarding. So why not sign up today and see what you can create?