Not sure if you have what it takes to make pottery, or just curious to see what it is like? Try our one day Taiken course! Includes an introduction to basic Japanese pottery techniques and the creation of a handbuilt cup and plate. To make an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org us and let us know what day and time work best for you, and we will schedule you in.
Hand building is perfect for people looking to create original unique one of a kind pieces. The following will be taught during tebineri classes:
* Kikuneri – A traditional Japanese kneeding technique, used to remove air, and evens the consistency of clay. This technique is also used in soba buckwheat noodle making process!
* Pinching, slab, and coil making. We will make cups, plates and large bowls.
* Understanding how to handle the clay properly. Timing alterations and trimming at leather hard.
* The last class will cover glazing methods.
Maximum of 5 people per class
Rokuro wheel throwing classes will show a traditional method of Japanese. The following will be taught during Rokuro classes:
*Learning how to throw off the hump. By throwing off the hump, you will be able to make multiple pieces from a single large hump of clay. *Focus on; centering, pulling and lifting. *Using a shippiki (thread) to cut off the pieces from the hump, instead of the wire. *Understanding proper weight distribution for throwing pieces in the Japanese custom,pieces are used daily, hold in hand so having the correct balance is important. Clay, tools, and glazes and are included in the class.
Maximum of 4 people per class