TRIMESTER COURSE 2019 / 2020

When?

AS – Autumn Trimester // Sept 9th – Dec 6th 2019

WS – Winter Trimester // Jan 6th – Apr 3rd 2019

SS – Summer Trimester // Apr 13th – Jul 10th 2019

What time?

The lessons take place once a week and lasts 2h each.

Mondays

4 – 6 pm

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6.30 – 8.30 pm

 

Tuesdays

4 – 6 pm

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6.30 – 8.30 pm

 

Wednesdays

4 – 6 pm

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6.30 – 8.30 pm

 

Thursdays

4 – 6 pm

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6.30 – 8.30 pm

 

Fridays

OPEN STUDIO *

10 – 6 pm

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*  OPEN STUDIO FRIDAYS are reserved to experienced potters who have spent at least one whole trimester at Terra Ceramics Studio in Prague.

What’s the price?

Adults – 4000 czk

The price includes all materials, firings and tutoring.

How long does the course last?

A bit over 3 months. It includes 13 lessons / 120min (26hours of ceramic fun)

What will I learn?

During this course, participants interested in ceramic creation will be introduced to pottery hand-building techniques and throwing on the wheel.

The course will include lead projects and free projects as well as some history of ceramic techniques used.

Each of the lead projects will explore a specific building technique such as pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing and a unique decorative method including slip work, Sgraffito, Mishima, impressing and stamping, oxides, paper resist and more.

The theoretical part will include a brief history of pottery and more specifically of techniques used during the course and explanation of ceramic terminology.

Tips

The world of ceramics is magical and mesmerizing. Clay and glazes are living materials coming from the earth and combining with each other in mysterious ways. It is alchemy. Like every craft it takes time. Keep your mind opened to experimentation, be patient and loving with the clay and ceramic will give you much more than you asked for 🙂

“What happens in the kiln stays between the kiln and the clay. ” Marie

 

What will I make?

By the end of the course you will be able to take away with you your unique designs to give to your friends and family or keep as a reminder of your ceramic experience!

Some examples:

Creation of a pinched bowl decorated with impressing and stamping. Introduction to the use of oxides.

Creation of a plate using slab building techniques and paper resist decorative method.

Creation of a vase using slabs and coils.

Creation of a dish using slabs and slip painting decoration.

Creation of a mug out of clay slabs and decorated with textile imprints.

Work with textures ( full/ hollow ).

Creation of a ceramic candle holder or oil lamp using openwork effect.

Creation of a teapot using slab building techniques.

Creation of a jewellery square box using Agate decorative effect.

Creation of a candlestick using slabs and mixed glazes.

Introduction to throwing on the wheel including centering, opening, lifting.

Creation of specific crockery pieces on the wheel including bowls, mugs, vases, plates as well as teapots and larger pieces for the more advanced students.

and much more…

What’s my level?

I am a complete beginner interested in ceramic creation!

I have some previous experience and would like to get creative again!

I know already about ceramics and would like to lead my projects independently with the help of the teacher when needed.

How to book my course?

To secure your place on the trimester course – send us your deposit (2000kc) through bank transfer – please email me to request bank details at p.marielaure@hotmail.fr

The course has already started, can I still join?

You are very welcome to join us on the course during the trimester if places are still available 🙂


*Rules around the course – Max 8 participants

– In the event that the number of registrations exceeds the number of available places, registration will occur on a first come first serve principle (based on the date of reception of payment). Non-participants will be refunded and placed on the waiting list 🙂
– In the event of an insufficient number of participants Terra Ceramics Prague reserves the right to cancel the course. The payments will be automatically refunded within 7 days after the planned date of the course.
If you decide to withdraw from the course, your deposit will not be refunded. Other alternatives can be found.
– Non-attended lessons are not refundable.