Pottery on the Wheel

Pottery on the Wheel:

  Frans Rood         Website: 


This 8 week course will teach you the elementary potting techniques involved
in throwing the basic forms and will introduce Glazing and Decorating.

It is also an excellent refresher for those who have some experience, but are
out of practice and want to brush up on their skills. A good way to get
comfortable with the equipment, tools, and surroundings at the cottage.

Limited tools will be loaned during the term of the program and all supplies
are included in the course fee.

The program is presented on a need-to-know basis. Although there is a
general outline – assessments are made as the lessons progress.
This may lead to an alteration of the course to suit the group or, in some
cases, the individual.

Basic forms are executed to familiarize the participants with the concept of
form and function. Usually students have some idea what they would like to
make and I will endeavour to help them achieve a reasonable goal.

The classes will be using white stoneware and firing to one temperature range.
This makes it easier for everyone to fire, glaze, and bring articles to
completion at the same time.

During the course, kilns are loaded and fired under the directions of the

The prime intention is to learn and to explore something you have never
done before - or want to re-learn. I want you to have an enjoyable experience
working with the class. You are encouraged to give feedback to ensure the
program fills your expectations.
Dates/Times:      8 Tuesday Evenings:  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm                    
Cost:                   $ 300*  (CVA members $275)
               * including equipment, supplies, glazes, and firing costs             

All tools, equipment and supplies are provided by the instructor and included in the course fee.