You will develop an understanding of a range of methods which can be used to throw taller pieces and explore the potential of elongated forms.
This course is suitable for anyone who has already developed some throwing skills and wants to make taller pieces.
Getting more height when throwing involves techniques and skills which develop with practice; it appears so easy when watching potters, but there are times when the more you pull the clay, the shorter the piece becomes. This course will help you overcome these problems by helping you develop confidence in your understanding of how to throw clay effectively to create all kinds of taller forms.
•You will explore throwing techniques that enable you to pull clay upwards into tall, elongated forms.
•You will explore different methods of joining sections and adding coils to extend possibilities beyond your current capabilities.
•You will be able to consider methods of turning and finishing tall pieces.
•You will develop a more critical approach to examining form and structure, enabling you to apply this quickly when making decisions as you throw.
By the end of the course, you will have developed your understanding of the dynamic qualities of vertical forms, and you will have developed the capacity to design, plan and make more complex pieces from vases to jugs to vessels or constructed abstract forms.
You will have the opportunity to make a group of tall thrown pieces that encompass your freshly acquired skills. You will also be able to work in the pottery studio each evening to extend work and prepare for the next day’s activities.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Kyra Cane studied Ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts, she has taught and examined on numerous courses, notably Harrow Ceramics, University of Westminster. Her work is exhibited in national and international galleries. She has written a book about Making and Drawing and is currently Chair of the Craft Potters Charitable Trust.
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