Learn numerous tricks to improve every throwing skill you use from the moment the clay hits the wheel until you put the pot on the shelf to dry. With only 6 students in class you’ll receive individualized instruction every step of the way from master potter Chic Lotz. This workshop is for intermediate students who have worked on the wheel for at least one year and can throw a 5 inch mug.
You’ll learn tricks for wedging • centering one section of clay at a time instead of all at once and keeping it centered as you work • fixing mistakes along the way • filling a hole in the bottom of the pot because you went too deep • saving a rim that starts to flop • managing moisture to totally eliminate S cracks on the pot‘s bottom and minimize warping. Discover new ideas for trimming different types of feet • ways to trim that keep the glaze from dripping onto the kiln shelf • shapes that let you avoid trimming altogether. Practice altering and shaping with credit cards, CDs, sprigs, stamps, paddles and slip as well as easy ways to carve and swirl.
You can throw all day from 9:30-3:30 so be prepared to make a lot of pots. You can bring your own clay or purchase ^6 B-Mix from me. You will leave the workshop throwing with greater skill and control than when you arrived and excited to experiment on your own.
Each day Chic will focus on a different item. You will increase the size of your pieces and learn to alter them in a variety of ways. You’ll explore bowls, plates and platters – round, oval and square as well as double rims, wavy rims and cut rims. Create exciting handles and feet. Chic will show you tricks for getting tall with mugs, vases and pitchers. Finish the week with Chic’s amazing perfect fitting lids for jars, teapots and casseroles.
Upgrade Your Throwing Skills With Chic Lotz
Level 1 • June 3 - 7, 2019 (1 year throwing experience)
Level 2 • June 10 - 14, 2019 (2+ year throwing experience)
$350 / 5 days • 9:30 - 3:30
Early Bird Special: $300 by April 1 * $325 by May 1st
Grass Valley, CA • Chic@PotteryPoet.com • 530-274-8185
Check out Glazing Techniques with Chic Lotz on YouTube