Throwing BIGGER Pots w/ Sarah Wells Rolland
Fridays Feb 18 – March 11th
Time: Noon-2 pm EST
If you know my work then you know I love going BIG and I love teaching it! Making bigger pots is almost every potters secret dream. How do I know? My amazing students tell me! The challenge of going big builds your skill set, and increases your ability to see. You will begin to perfect the integrity of the line or the silhouette of every piece you make. Even if you already throwing bigger this class can push you into new territory.
In these 4 sessions we will explore multiple forms that lend themselves to making a Bigger presence. We will go tall and we will go wide. Whether you approach making bigger pots moving 3 lb., 6 lb. or 9 lb. increments in clay volumes in this class, the techniques are the same. You can increase your volumes of clay on your timeline and as your skill affords, but throwing three 4 lb. sections can make a lovely bigger pot. We will strive to throw with finesse and excellence. I will demonstrate slowly and talk through every step of the process. I will teach how to make Big pots and not hurt your wrists or your back.
This class is going to be fun and lively. We will be taking risks and loving it!
During the 4 sessions we will cover:
1. Throwing with excellence
2. Throwing in sections
3. Throwing tall
4. Throwing wide
5. Creating forms to celebrate the join
6. Creating forms that completely lose the join
7. Explore forms with lines of integrity.
8. Adding coils on the wheel to embellish your pots
9. Multiple approaches to joins
10. Applying slip for texture and movement
So, if you want to explore new territory moving clay and expand your skill set then this class is for you. By the end of this class, you will be an even better and more passionate potter. Your body of work will begin expand to include some real showcase pieces.
***This class will include several bonus videos including “How to Glaze BIG Pots” without destroying them or hurting your body.
Non refundable: You will have all the class video recordings for 1 year after the last class or purchase date.
Pouring Vessel: 24″H x 8″ W (3 sections)