Private Wheel Throwing Lessons
kids (ages 8+)

Try a private six week pottery course! | customizable class schedule

       1 hr                   $350          Commercial Street

Service Description

Private Lessons - Kids (ages 8+) 

Once a week for 4 weeks | Customized schedule (message to book)

No Experience necessary!

Over the course of 4 weeks, your child will be taught the fundamentals of wheel throwing - from wedging and centering, to pulling walls, trimming your vessel, and glazing.
 

These lessons will be tailored to their specific needs and interests, as they work at their own pace, and receive 60 minutes of hands-on one on one instruction per class session. 

 

All tools and supplies will be provided, as well as a designated shelf for their works in progress. 

Each 4 week course includes one 25lb bag of cone 5 B-Mix, however, additional clay can be purchased for $25 a bag or $2.50 per individual pound.

The cost of firing their work is included and glazes are provided.

Course breakdown

Week 1

  • Studio, tools, and equipment overview

  • The timeline of pottery making

  • Wedging

  •  Centering, opening, and wall formation/pulling

  • Removing your work from the wheel

  • Studio cleanup 

Week 2

  • Maintenance of works in progress

  •  Review centering, opening, and wall formation/pulling

  • Shaping the walls

  • Exploration of pottery tools

  • Advanced techniques

  • Creating texture on the wheel

Week 3

  • Working with leather hard surfaces

  • Trimming techniques 

  •  Carving and adding surface detail

  • Pulling handles

  • Attaching hand-built details to wares

  • Preparing wares for their first firing

Week 4

  • Bisque firings vs. glaze firings

  • Applying wax resist on the wheel and freehand

  • What is glaze and how to work with it

  • The differences between underglaze, brush-on glaze, and dipping glaze

  • How to dip glaze your wares

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least seven days prior to the start of your class/lesson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Details

3192 Commercial Street, San Diego, CA, USA

6039212670 (feel free to call or text!)

info@whimsybywyeth.com

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