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Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners  

This course introduces and combines different basic pottery techniques and combines them for exciting effects. Within a six-week class, you will create your own decorative stamps, learn to make basic thrown pots, produce some thrown and altered pieces, make a lidded container, and use templates to build with slabs. You will also learn to use very basic homemade molds to maximum effect! We will address surface decorations and will have fun with creative shapes and surfaces that put a new spin on functional objects! This is a great class for people who want to find out what pottery is all about!
Topics covered:

1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing


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