Five Week Throwing Course  by Sak Beh Pottery - art in London
Five Week Throwing Course  by Sak Beh Pottery - art in London

Five Week Throwing Course

Over five weeks, you will throw different forms (bowl, vase) on the wheel and trim, paint, decorate and glaze your creations.

Pottery And Mosaics Class

Five session course

Beginner

Hackney N16

Five Week Throwing Course
by Sak Beh Pottery
Five session course
£200 per person

Classes

Five session course

Daytime

This is a five week throwing course, starting on Sunday 6th October. The course is suitable for all levels and will comprise of five, consecutive, two and a half hour sessions and will take place on Sunday afternoons from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. Each person will have their own dedicated wheel for the entire length of the course. At the end of the course, you will have up to five items to take home.

All materials, firings and tuition are included in the price.

Outline

Week 1 - This session will involve intensive teaching. You will be taught, step by step, how to throw a pot on the wheel. The teacher will demonstrate how to prepare your clay for throwing. You will then be shown how to centre, open, and pull up the walls of the pot. There will be plenty of practice time.

Week 2 - This is a chance to build on what you learned in week one. You will be encouraged to produce more complex forms with the aid of shaping tools and also to throw taller forms.

Week 3 - In this session, you will turn (trim) your pots on the wheel, using a variety of tools. Turning is the process of removing excess clay to refine the shape of your pot. It is also the process by which you will make a foot ring. You will learn to make and attach handles to some of the items made on week two. This may be a mug or a jug.

Week 4 - You will decorate several of your pots with slips and underglaze. You may also wish to explore drawing and line making techniques such as Sgraffito or Mishima.

Week 5 - You will be introduced to glazing and will spend this last session glazing all your pots.

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Sun 6 Oct 2019, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Hackney, N16 7JA
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Sun 13 Oct, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sun 20 Oct, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sun 27 Oct, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sun 3 Nov, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Hackney, N16 7JA
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Sun 17 Nov, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sun 24 Nov, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sun 1 Dec, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sun 8 Dec, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

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Class location

Hackney
3 Garnham Street
Stoke Newington
N16 7JA
London

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Five Week Throwing Course  by Sak Beh Pottery - art in London

About your host, Sak Beh Pottery

Sak Beh Studio Pottery was founded by Tessa Robinson, who lives and works in London. Her idea was to create a comfortable, homey place to work and be creative. Situated in a very busy and central location, just off Stoke Newington High Street, the studio is a drop of calm in a very fast moving world.

Tessa trained in Fine Art, specialising in sculpture (modelling in clay). On completion of a three year Post Graduate Course at the Royal Academy of Arts, Tessa set up a studio in Hackney. The transition from sculptor to potter came many years later whilst doing doctoral research in Maya archaeology at UCL. Inspired by Maya ceramic art, and in particular the pots which combined sculpted and painted imagery, Tessa moved from research back to making. After attending courses in pottery and taking up a membership at a London pottery studio, she set up Sak Beh Pottery and is now a full-time potter and maker.

Tessa's works are informed by both her Fine Art training and her research into Ancient Maya ceramic art. The phrase 'Sak Beh' can be found on Ancient Maya monuments where it refers to the Milky Way as an ancestral path or road as well as the physical roads which connect people to places. In keeping with its namesake, Sak Beh Pottery is envisaged as a place for community interaction within the context of a creative journey.

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Notes

Working with clay can be very messy so please consider this when deciding what to wear. Also please note that the process of throwing on the wheel with long fingernails is difficult and you may require assistance to open and pull up the walls of your pot.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Five Week Throwing Course
by Sak Beh Pottery
Five session course
£200 per person
Five session course
from £200 per person