Workshop

SCULPTURAL POTTERY

Your Creative Adventure Starts Here

Workshops at EarthwareStudios are designed to provide a deep understanding of working with clay.  We offer a variety of workshops for all levels; introductory, intermediate and advanced.  Once an introduction has been made to working with clay, our intermediate and advanced level workshops further integrate a deeper knowledge both technical and creative. Our focus is to guide you through the journey of learning clay, and helping you achieve your pottery goals, with a focus on original creativity. Lets get together and create some magic-even you’ll  be surprised!

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Workshops at Earthwarestudios

Introductory Level

Come Fall in Love I

2 Weeks

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Introductory Level

Come Fall in Love II

3 Weeks

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Intro – Intermediate level 

Discovering the self

4 Weeks

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Advanced level

Building Community

4 – 6 Weeks

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Introductory Level – Come Fall in Love I

Duration:

  • 2 Weeks

Highlights:

  • All materials are provided by us, and two firings (bisque and glaze) are included.
  • If any students want to take clay home, or do extra pieces, they’ll be charged separately per piece.

Curriculum

1. What is Clay?

  • Different kinds of clay
  • Historical background

2. Stages of working with clay

3. Wedging Techniques

  • Ram’s head wedging

4. Handbuilding Techniques

  • Coiling
  • Slabbing

5. On the Wheel

  • Prior experience required

6. Surface Treatment

7. Sliping/Engobes

8. Burnishing

9. Glazing Earthenware to 1080 degrees

 

*Glazing and under-glazing with only a set number of glazes and engobes already developed by Earthware Studios. It’s a good selection.

Outcome

1. Introductory knowledge to practice on your own

2. Base Knowledge of building techniques

3. Exploration of glaze application and a variety of surface techniques

4. 2 completed pieces to take home

Introductory Level – Come Fall in Love II

Duration:

  • 3 Weeks

Curriculum

1. What is clay?

  • Different kinds of clay
  • Historical background

2. Stages of working with clay

3. Wedging Techniques

  • Ram’s head wedging

4. Handbuilding Techniques: We’ll do one or two of them depending on individual progress

  • Coiling
  • Slabbing
  • Paddling

5. On the Wheel

  • Prior experience required

6. Surface Treatment

7. Sliping/engobes

8. Oxide rubs

9. Burnishing

10. Glazing Earthenware to 1080 degrees

 

*Glazing and under-glazing with only a set number of glazes and engobes already developed by Earthware Studios. It’s a good selection.

Outcome

1. Necessary knowledge to practice on your own

2. Base Knowledge of building techniques

3. Exploration in glaze application and a variety of surface techniques

4. 3 completed pieces to take home

Intro: Intermediate Level – Discovering The Self

Duration:

  • 4 Weeks

Curriculum

1. What is Clay?

  • Different kinds of clay
  • Historical background

2. Stages of working with clay

3. Wedging Techniques

  • Ram’s head wedging

4. Handbuilding Techniques: We’ll do one or two of them depending on individual progress

  • Coiling
  • Slabbing
  • Paddling
  • Sculpting
  • Etching/Relief

5. On the Wheel

  • Prior experience required

6. Surface Treatment

7. Sliping/Engobes

8. Oxide rubs

9. Burnishing

10. Glazing Earthenware to 1080 degrees

 

*Glazing and under-glazing with only a set number of glazes and engobes already developed by Earthware Studios. It’s a good selection.

Outcome

1. Necessary knowledge to practice on your own

2. Base Knowledge of building techniques

3. Exploration in glaze application and a variety of surface techniques

4. 4-5 completed pieces to take home

Advance Level – Building Community

Duration:

  • 4 – 6 Weeks

Highlights:

If you know what you’re doing and have worked with clay independently in a studio, only then are you eligible to join this workshop. This advanced level is particularly designed so that participants are able to set up their own pottery studios. Earthwarestudios, often organizes pop up exhibitions in order to promote the love and appreciation for pottery- if you have participated in one of our advanced level workshops you will be eligible to participate in our exhibitions.

Curriculum

1. Exploring different kinds of clay

  • Different kinds of clay
  • Historical background

2. Wedging Techniques 

  • Ram’s head wedging

3. Focus on form (dealing with both negative and positive space)

4. Deliberate usage of Techniques

5. On the Wheel

  • Prior experience required 

6. Focus on surface awareness and its interaction with form

7. Slipping/engobes development

8. Developing slips 

9. Understanding colorant oxides

10. Glazing Earthenware to 1080 degrees

Outcome

1. Necessary knowledge to practice on your own

2. Deep knowledge of building techniques

3. Deep understanding of underglaze usage and glaze application and a variety of surface techniques

4. 4-5 completed pieces to take home

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We would love to hear from you!

Email

earthwarestudios.karachi@gmail.com

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