Intermediate Wheel Course : Form Explorations

Building on your foundational knowledge, this 11 weeks course is your opportunity to dive deeper into the world of ceramics and explore the art of wheel throwing in greater depth. The course will cover advanced techniques, introduce complex forms, and focus on refining existing skills. Students will alongside work on encouraging creativity, precision, and experimentation.

The primary goal of this program is to help participants achieve confidence and fluency, which comes from the ability to explore and efficiently throw items. Working in a small group of eight participants and one-on-one attention from the instructors, students will achieve consistent progress at their own pace.

Pre-requisite:

  • Prior knowledge and experience in throwing 1.2 kgs of  clay, belly, vase and bowl.
  • Can pull a 6 inch cylinder in 10 mins.
  • Glaze Application
  • For further clarity get in touch with the studio team on 9535000629 

 


In the course, you will learn

  • sectional throwing
  • to attach various types of handles on Mugs, Cups,
    Pitcher and various other forms
  • Lidded Jars : Exploring range of lids
  • Plates: Different forms and ways of throwing
  • Composite Forms : combining separately thrown components to fashion unique and captivating ceramic pieces.
  • to alter different forms
  • to throw two Cone6 clay bodies
  • Glazing: Different Techniques and Forms

Things included as a part of the course:

  • two Cone 6 clay bodies : 40kgs total
  • Range of Cone 6 glazes : Micro Crystalline, Matt and Glossy
  • Introduction to Electric Kiln : Operating, loading and unloading
  • Half a kiln load (1227 Skutt production kiln) for product firing per participant

 

This is a 34 session program, which includes 24 instructor led sessions, 6 open studio practice sessions and 4 open studio glaze sessions spread over weekends.

24 instructor led sessions, 6 open studio practice sessions - 

3rd - 4th August - 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
10th & 11th August -
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
17th-18th Aug-
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (OPS)
24th August -
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
25th August -
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
31st Aug - 1st Sep - 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
7th & 8th Sep -
off for Ganesh Chaturthi
14th & 15th Sept -
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
21st-22nd Sep - 1:00 - 3:30 pm (OPS)
28th & 29th Sep -
1:00 - 3:30 pm (OPS)
5th & 6th October - 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
12th October - 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 

NOTE - 19th October (10:30-5:30) would be the last instructor led session for glazing. 4 Open Studio Glazing sessions would be informed after Diwali, based on the batch's availability.

As part of the course takeaway, you would take back a collection of various explorations that will be glazed and fired at the studio.

 

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR

Born and raised in Bangalore, Shivu holds a BVA in sculpture from the College of Fine Arts, Bengaluru and MFA in Ceramics and Glass from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan. He recalls playing with mud in his grandmother’s garden, making miniature crockery and figures as one of his fondest memories which planted a seed for his affinity towards clay .In the city, sculpting Ganesha idols during Ganesha Chaturthi by borrowing a lump of red clay from a local artisan was a highly anticipated event cherished every year.Throwing donuts on the wheel and forming rather challenging and complex structures that is gravitationally well balanced for both sculptural and functional purpose has always kept him on his feet.

Ever since the pandemic he started experimenting with 3D modelling and printing. He plans to continue stepping into new media like such that will eventually aid his adventurous journey with art. He believes understanding the properties of a media and it’s behavior is key and encourages people to do so.

@shivu.mahesh

 

NOTE:

1Refund

  • On or before 7 days (27th July)  - Full refund
  • On or before 2 days (1st August)  - 50 % refund
  • Cancellation after (1st August) - No refund
  • All the refunds will be processed only after 15 working days post cancellation

2Transfer

  • Transfer to another person - If a person is not able to attend the program for any personal reasons, they can transfer their slot to another person for the program they have registered for, and inform the studio at least 1 day before to add them in the group.
  • Transfer to another class - Transfer to an alternative class date is not possible once you register. You will need to cancel the registration for the existing program (Cancellation and refund policy will apply) and re-register for the new program

3.Missed Sessions -

  • Claystation will schedule  make up session . Kindly  Connect with Studio team
  • Claystation will not offer refunds for the sessions missed
  • Claystation reserves the right to cancel or change the schedule of classes. The participant will receive a full refund in the event of cancellation. However, if the classes are rescheduled, you can opt for shifting to the next batch/postponed date or take a refund.

4.Studio Closure:

  • If the studio is forced to close due to factors outside of our control such as severe weather conditions, or an infectious disease such as Covid-19, we will make an effort to reschedule the paused sessions. However we will not offer any refunds

 

3rd Aug - 12th Oct

Saturday and Sunday

Number of sessions: 24 instructor led + 6 practice

Instructor: Shivu Mahesh

Prerequisite: Throw 1.2 kgs of clay, Belly, Vases and Bowls

Venue: Claystation Studio Koramangala

Age: 16+

Fee: 35200 Rs.

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