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Event Series Event Series: Pottery for Beginners – Term 2

Pottery for Beginners

Sundays 30 April to 28 May @ 9:30am - 11:30am

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Uxbridge Pottery for Beginners class example of clay mugs made March 2023

Pottery for Beginners

Exclusive offer; six wheels, six participants, five sessions!

In this Pottery for Beginners course, you will learn all the foundation principles of how to throw pots on the wheel. Wheelwork is satisfying but can be harder than it looks although very achievable throughout this course. You will learn good skills and then practise, practise, practise to make perfect. Jino will teach clay preparation and wedging and then participants will learn how to centre their clay on the wheel. Correct methods and techniques will be taught so you get you great results.

In the Pottery for Beginners course, you will spend sessions 1, 2 and 3 making and throwing basic cylinders and different round forms. Session 4 will be spent trimming the ‘feet’, the bottom or underside of the vessels you make. Such an important step to creating the perfect vessel. Session 5 is spent on glazing your creations in a simple way through dipping. This is the final part of the process; the artworks then go back in the kiln for firing and then they are ready for you to collect.

All materials, tools, equipment, and firing are included in the fee. We recommend to participants that they bring an old towel.

In the last 5 minutes of class participants clean the wheel they have worked on.

Participants will choose their 4 best pieces to be glazed and fired.

Read more about your tutor Jino Jeong


April 30
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Studio 1
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
(09) 535 6467


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About Your Tutor:

Jino Jeong

Jino Jeong

Jino Jeong is an Auckland-based ceramicist. Jino was born in Seoul and trained in ceramics at Kyunggi University in South Korea. He then spent a year at the highly prestigious Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China, the only dedicated university to ceramic arts in China. Now living in Auckland, Jino works from his studio experimenting with scale and glaze to create a unique body of work. He now teaches our Pottery for Beginners course Awards 2018 Portage award, Honorable mention, NZ…

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