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Pottery Courses

Pottery Courses

Pottery Courses at Aura Pottery are best suited to local residents who are at the beginner or intermediate level. If you're looking for pottery courses or clay classes near you, look no further. You can spend a minimum 2 weeks up to 12 weeks learning the basics to hand building as well as wheel throwing techniques.

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Three Hours - Introduction to Wheel

Studio Time- 11am - 5pm (Mon - Sat)
Session timings - 3 hrs
Spots - 2 people per session

This three hour session is designed for those who would like to try their hand at wheel throwing. The session provides one on one instruction on the basics of throwing on the wheel, full demonstration and guidance during your time here. These sessions make a great birthday or anniversary present or simply a great experience. Book for yourself or a friend online.

Cost: | INR 3000 |

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2 Weeks Course

Studio Time- 11am - 5pm (Mon - Sat)

This course will introduce you to the fundamental techniques of building in clay with the best tools a potter can have - their hands. These two weeks are divided equally between hand building and wheel-throwing. No prior knowledge required, this course is perfect for beginners.

Techniques we will cover-

  • Introduction to stoneware clay, wedging, ceramic vocabulary
  • Hand building techniques- Pinch, Coil, Slab
  • Intro to wheel- Centering, Coning, Pulling, Cutting
  • Pulling and trimming cylinder shapes
Cost: | INR 36,000 | USD 480 |
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compressing the clay

4 Weeks Course

Studio Time- 11am - 5pm (Mon - Sat)

This course will cover all the basic techniques and focus on specific tips and troubleshooting techniques to improve your skills in hand building as well as on the wheel. Refine your work and continue to build upon your construction techniques to form functional or sculptural ceramic shapes. This course will include an introduction to glaze class to understand basic glazing and finishing techniques.

Techniques we will cover-

  • All techniques mentioned in the 2 weeks course
  • Basic surface decoration, tools and techniques
  • Hand build shapes like mugs/tumblers, handles, bowls
  • Create basic wheel forms- cylinders and bowls.
  • Introduction to glaze
Cost: (less 10%)| INR 64,800 | USD 870 |

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8 Weeks Course

Studio Time- 11am - 5pm (Mon - Sat)

The ideal program length to give yourself a good grounding in pottery is eight weeks. Get introduced to advanced techniques in both hand building and wheel throwing. You will design your own concepts, both functional and conceptual and learn how to best execute them.

Techniques we will cover-

  • All techniques mentioned in the 4 weeks course
  • Throwing larger amounts of clay, use advanced tools, textures
  • Altering shapes- bottles, bowls, vases, narrow/wider shapes, trimming foot
  • Glaze application and techniques, underglaze application
Cost: (less 15%) | INR 1,22,400 | USD 1,640 |
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applying hot wax on the bottom of a bisqued ceramic plate

12 Weeks Course

Studio Time- 11am - 5pm (Mon - Sat)

This course offers an in-depth exploration and understanding of ceramics for students to discover their own individual language in clay. The skills included in this course cover all the fundamental techniques in ceramic that extend into advanced techniques such as execution of conceptual design strategies and construction with mixed techniques to form complex forms (sculpture or functional).

Topics Covered-

  • All techniques mentioned in the 8 weeks course
  • Build your own design, sectional break down of design, mix technique work
  • Altering shapes- Mugs, bowls, bottles, vases, lids/jars,
  • Glaze making & application
  • Loading, unloading pieces, basics to firing a gas kiln
Cost: (less 20%) | INR 1,72,800 | USD 2,320 |
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Terms:

  • The pottery course is for people aged 16 years and above
  • The studio instructor is available through the week, Mon to Sat
  • Classes will be held Mon to Sat from 11am to 5pm
  • All pottery-making material is included in the cost
  • Firing fee is applicable at an additional cost of Rs. 100 per 100 grams
  • The pottery course must be signed-up for and paid for in advance
  • Please email us at hello@aurapottery.com or fill in the form below to sign up

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