Pottery on the Wheel

Winter 2021    

Pottery on the Wheel:

  Frans Rood         Website: 


This 8 week course will teach you the elementary potting techniques involved in throwing the basic forms and will introduce Glazing and Decorating.

It is also an excellent refresher for those who have some experience, but are out of practice and want to brush up on their skills. A good way to get comfortable with the equipment, tools, and surroundings at the cottage.

Limited tools will be loaned during the term of the program and all supplies are included in the course fee.

The program is presented on a need-to-know basis. Although there is a general outline – assessments are made as the lessons progress. This may lead to an alteration of the course to suit the group or, in some cases, the individual.

Basic forms are executed to familiarize the participants with the concept of form and function. Usually students have some idea what they would like to make and I will endeavour to help them achieve a reasonable goal.

The classes will be using white stoneware and firing to one temperature range. This makes it easier for everyone to fire, glaze, and bring articles to completion at the same time.

During the course, kilns are loaded and fired under the directions of the instructor.

The prime intention is to learn and to explore something you have never done before - or want to re-learn. I want you to have an enjoyable experience working with the class. You are encouraged to give feedback to ensure the program fills your expectations.
Dates/Times:      8 Tuesday Evenings:  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
                      8 Wednesday Evenings:  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:                   $ 275*  (CVA members $245)
               * including equipment, supplies, glazes, and firing costs

All tools, equipment and supplies are provided by the instructor and included in the course fee.