Home School Classes...
--> Morning or Afternoon,
Any weekday (except Tuesdays)
--> Usual times & durations are for / from:
-> 1, 2 or 3 hrs;
-> 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm
--> Or, on the 1/2 hour:
-> 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, etc,.
Flexible dates, low rates. You set your own schedule, when it suits you.
I offer pottery classes for homeschoolers learning wheelwork and / or handbuilding for up to 6 children per class.
Students would learn the fundamental techniques of ceramics, initially focusing on the pottery wheel then handbuilding and glazing using specialist tools creating a number of finished pieces that will then be fired in the studio kilns.
Skills to make pieces on the wheel are: centering, opening up, compression, pulling the wall (getting "the cylinder") then shaping & trimming.
All of the above stages are required to form each and every various shape able to be made on the potter's wheel, eg: basic shapes are:
cylinder, bowl, vase, mug, cup (with handle), plate / platter, split bowl (2 bowls in one); closed-in pot, lidded pot, jug, bottle, joined pot (2 or more pieces - to gain height) and, the Teapot.
Once the basic forms are mastered, the following variations in skills can be learned to extend their skill set:
-> Size, eg: large, extra large, small, miniature;
-> Multiples of the same piece (height, thickness & shape);
-> Sets (alike), eg: cup, saucer, bowl & plate (both small & large);
-> Modifying the surfaces; eg: Incizing, Relief, using Slips, Scraffito, Burnishing, Terra Sigilatta, Sodium Silicate, ball clay, etc,.
Methods available to learn (depending on time available) will be:
Pinch pot, coil, slab, pebbles, sculpture, relief, incising, using hump & slump molds and, work in combination with pieces made on the wheel.
The extent of pieces able to be made by handbuilding is almost limitless, the main constraints being time, imagination and design integrity.
With either wheel or handbuilding, students will be guided to create a range of forms to expand their skill set with the final result for each piece being governed by the individual's skill level & preference.
Costs for a 10 week term:
-> $35pp* per week for 3hrs
(usually suitable for between 16-17 yo's)
-> $25pp* per week for 2hrs
(usually suitable for between 14-17 yo's)
-> $15pp* per week for 1hr
(usually suitable for between 6-13yo's).
Above costs includes for all tools, clay & 1st (bisque) firing.
Glaze & 2nd firing (to Stoneware -> food safe functional ware) per each piece costs between $2-$15 (small - large).
Glazing & firing costs depends on size of the piece/s and type of kiln the pieces are fired in (eg: electric or gas).
I can offer an excursion as a trial for $10 per child for a half hour class to do a small hand built piece.
Groups of up to 6 children maximum.
Please call, text or email Sandy to organise a class and / or an excursion for your child or for further information.
Decide on a weekly date, time & duration,
-> Let me know what session you want to do &
-> When you would like to come along,
-> You decide when it suits you ....
Sandra Karen Albin Pottery
Fremantle Pottery Classes
m: 0421 831 033
A/c Name: SK Albin
Description: <your name> + <session type (HS yy)>
Account No: 53 426 3884
* Further discounts may apply for more than one term classes;
-> Other concessions, by negotiation.
-> Please wear old clothes & shoes you are happy to get clay on
(washes off with water);
-> If you have longish hair, please bring something to tie hair back.
Notes for wheelwork classes:
-> Please also bring an old (standard sized) towel each
(for use on the wheel).