Hand-building Trial Course

Hand-building is a technique that can be used to make a wide range of non-symmetrical forms. For example, the Japanese chawan, a bowl used for tea ceremonies, is made by a combination of coiling and pinching techniques.

Class 1: Forming

Our trial hand-building course focuses on making tableware with techniques such as slab, coiling and pinching. We also have a selection of stamps, molds and rope / string if you want to add texture or patterns to your pieces. We bisque-fire your pieces once they’ve dried to a bone-dry state.


Class 2: Painting

We have a wide range of underglaze colors and glazes you can apply to your works once it has been bisque-fired. Our instructors will guide you through Japanese glazing techniques and also help with the technical aspects of glazing and painting.

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