This beginner's course is designed for you to build solid foundation in wheel throwing, this is vital for you to master this art. Through this program you will learn fundamental techniques like wedging, centering, pulling and trimming. Also you will learn to throw and alter cylinders into bottles and one piece for creative expression.
Additionally, you will gain core knowledge of the basics of ceramics and clay. Good understanding about this versatile medium is quite critical for your learning process.
This is a 18 session course, with 12 instructor led sessions, spread over 3 weeks, of 3 hours per session. An additional of 6 open studio sessions will be included which has to be taken during the 3 weeks of the course duration.
Instructor led Session dates: May 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and June 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and 25th
NOTE: Please go through the dates and the respective days of the course sessions as not all sessions are being conducted on all Saturdays and Sundays.
The 6 open studio sessions will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on May 28th, 29th and from 5:30- 8:30 PM on June 5th, 11th, 18th and 19th
We can accommodate only 8 students per wheel throwing batch, hence the registration will be on a first come first serve basis.
You will be working with cone 6 stoneware clay that is manufactured in house and used by professional ceramic artists. The class fee includes firing and supplies. As part of supplies you will be given 20kgs of stoneware clay, apron and a set of basic pottery tools which is to be used during the sessions.
Born and raised in Bangalore, Shivu holds a BVA in sculpture from the College of Fine Arts, Bengaluru and MVA in ceramics from Kala Bhavana, Shantiniketan.
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.
- Registration and payment is required to secure a spot in class
Cancellation and refund Policy:1. No refunds will be provided if the registration is not cancelled 1 week before the start of the program2. A refund of 75% will be provided if cancellation does occur before 1 week of commencement of theprogram3. Claystation will not offer refund for the sessions missed4. Claystation reserves the right to cancel or change the schedule of classes. The participant will receive full refund in the event of cancellation. However, if the classes are rescheduled, there will be no refund
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 effort to reschedule the paused sessions. However we will not offer any refunds
Transfers: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
May 15 - June 25 | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday
Number of sessions: 18
Instructor: Shivu Mahesh
Venue: Claystation Studio HSR Layout
Fee: 13100 Rs.