If you're a beginner, the program for your first two cycles (usually 12 classes) will be as follows:
- Learning basic hand positions (centering and pulling up clay).
- Making pots from the three families of forms (cylinders, bowls, small plates).
- Discovering all stages of production : throwing, trimming, decorating with colored slip, glazing.
After just a few classes, you'll be making lovely small pots- cups, bowls- that you can enjoy using at home... unless you decide that a special friend deserves a present?
You'll have access to 12-15 colors (from a regularly revolving palette of over 40 colors) to decorate your pots. The glaze does not contain toxic ingredients, so you may eat and drink from your wares.
I warn you... the velvety texture of clay on the wheel can become addictive! As a registered student, you have the possibility to attend practice sessions ("ateliers libres"). Other types of class offers can also help you extend your enjoyment.