Beginner's Hand Building Course – Ceramics by Jas

Beginner's Hand Building Course



If you are looking to learn making pots without a wheel, from the comfort of your home, then you are at the right place. BTW thats exactly how I learnt pottery 2 years ago! :)
Here's an extensive online resource with detailed videos explaining all that you need to know to start this beautiful clay journey.
You’ll learn about clay, tools, techniques, glazing & firing. I’ll also share some tips & tricks that I use for success in hand building. You will learn to build some basic forms like plates, bowls & mugs along with the templates. 
By the end of the course, you would not only have made your own plates, bowls & mugs but would have also learnt some amazing techniques which will help you make much more complex shapes & forms.

Course Content

Lesson 1 - All about clay

  • Introduction to different types of clays- Clay temperatures, colors, textures
  • Best clays for hand-building

Lesson 2 - All about tools

  • Basic tool kit required for hand-building
  • Advance tool options & texture tools
  • Best places to buy these tools

Lesson 3 - Brief introduction to Hand-building techniques

  • Pinching
  • Coiling
  • Slabbing

Lesson 4 - Slab building in detail

  • Key tips & tricks for successful hand-building
  • How to roll a slab
  • How to prep the clay for hand-building
  • Making basic forms along with templates- Plates, Bowls & Mugs

Lesson 5 - Discussion on firing

  • Brief discussion on kilns & what kilns to use
  • Bisque Temperatures- some important tips & tricks 

Lesson 6 - Glazing & glaze firing

  • Galzing basics
  • Glazing for texture
  • Some key points to note while glaze firing

Lesson 7 - Conclusion

  • Finishing your pots
  • Recycling clay
  • Wedging recycled clay 

The lessons will Include supply list along with recommendations on products, brands and where to buy them. 


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