10. Introduction to Throwing
January 16th – March 13th, 2023 (No class February 20th)
Mondays, 9:30AM-12:30PM (24 hours, 8 days)
Materials Fee: $95 included with registration fee
Class size: 6
Minimum students: 5
Registration closes: January 9th
No experience necessary
6 spots taken, 0 spots remaining.
28 on the waitlist.
This course is full.
This is an introductory course to the pottery wheel. Hand building will not be taught only used to enhance thrown pieces.
During the 8 weeks the basic principle of using the pottery wheel will be taught including, wedging clay, centering on wheel throwing the cylinder and bowl form, trimming, surface decoration using slip and sgraffito, and finally glazing.
Throughout the 8 weeks, each class will start with a demonstration that correlates to the stages of your piece for that week. Students will concentrate on understanding and creating functional mugs and bowls. Most students complete the course with 8-12 pieces that are ready for your home.
Location: Ceramics Studio
The Centre for Craft’s Ceramics Studio is located within our Studios Building at 1096 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Building Description: Look for a grey building with blue trim. On the right hand side heading south, a few parking lots down from the back of the Westin hotel.
Weather-Related Closure Policy:
For weather-related closures, students will be notified of updates via email 3 hours in advance of the class start time.
If it is less than 3 hours before a class is scheduled to start, the students will be notified by email and over the phone.
Ceramic Projects Pick-Up Policy:
Students will be contacted after the last class of the course with various pick up times. This may take up to 3 weeks. All ceramic projects created in this course must be picked up during the set pick up times. If you can’t make it due to your schedule, get in touch with our studio coordinator.
Any unclaimed pieces that remain in the Ceramic Studio will be discarded.
Please review the above information and contact us as soon as possible if it is necessary to cancel or make changes.
- Cancellations with 7 or more business days notice can receive a full refund.
- Cancellations with 4-6 business days notice will only be issued a 75% refund.
- Cancellations with 1-3 business days before the first day of class will result in a 50% refund.
- No shows and cancellations less than 1 business day before will result in charges of the FULL class fee and are NOT eligible for any refund.
For a list of all our policies, please visit: https://craftcourses.ca/protocols-policies/
Born, raised, and educated in Halifax, N.S., Jodi earned BA and Art Education Degrees at NSCAD and later returned to work on her Masters in Art Education.
Since 1990, Jodi has taught Art and Pottery in public schools and community centres. While living in B.C. for the last 18 years, she ran a private pottery school and sold her pieces in galleries throughout the province.
Her love of cooking and entertaining has evolved in her large functional tableware which welcomes ”gatherings” at her table. The surface relief carving and glazing reflects the ebb and flow of the East Coast Ocean.
Jodi feels that teaching and making inform one another. Jodi’s relationships and interactions with her students revives her enthusiasm for her own work, which is then shared back to the students.
Jodi recently returned home to Nova Scotia and is excited to re-establish her studio.