Beginner Level 1
The School of Pottery encourages discovery, artistic development, and inspiring our students.
We do this in our classes by developing the skills of the students and encouraging them to enjoy their involvement in the art of Pottery Making. Your educator infuses their own ideas in developing the skills of our students.
The teaching of safety and studio protocols as outline in the school's guidelines provided to the educators entitled “Best Practice Guidelines”.
Tour of the School of Pottery and the Donn Zver Pottery Studio.
Introduction to tools, equipment, and kilns.
Introduction to wheel throwing, demonstrating basic techniques, such as wedging, centring. opening and pulling the clay to form cylinders and bowls.
Instruction in trimming and finishing their work, including signing and stamp making for signing.
Introduction to basic hand-building, such as pinch pots, coiling methods, slab building, and using texture tools for decoration.
Proper recycling of the student's clay. Proper storage of clay and drying finished pieces.
The importance of goal setting and the use of a sketchbook and drawing.