Kleistone Studio

Kleistone Signature Intensive Ceramic Class (4 Weeks)

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€320,00 EUR
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Come and join us in an intense class over four sessions exploring the extended process of ceramic hand-building, as well as decoration techniques, design considerations and glazing.

Session 1: you will have an introduction to clay as well as learning pinching and slab building techniques to make your first pieces.

Session 2: You will learn coil building. You will then learn decoration techniques using engobes including sgraffito and inlay. 

Session 3: You will have an introduction to using forms. Afterwards you will then be able to work on a personal project, using the techniques from weeks 1 & 2. 

Session 4: (2 weeks after session 3) We will finish off the pieces with glazes and overglazes. Learn how to glaze your pieces using dipping, pouring and brushing techniques. You will then be able to add patterns and decorations with colourful overglazes. 

In this class you will be able to experience the whole pottery process, in depth from start to finish. Let it be the start of your journey into pottery.

Who is this class for?

This course is perfect for complete beginners, or those who want to develop their skills. Thank you for your understanding that our classes are only open to adults. 

Course Outline

  • 4 x 2.5 hour guided sessions (3 x hand-building & 1 x glazing)
  • Possibility to make 5-6 pieces of your choice over the duration
  • Access to all materials, tools & firings
  • Taking a full class at Kleistone Studio will give you the chance to use our studio during open studio sessions, provided we have capacity (subject to booking and payment separately). As we are a members studio, please understand we cannot always accommodate requests. 

Location: Kleistone Studio in Kreuzberg. 

    Teacher / language: 

    The class will be taught in english. 

    September Class:
    Week 1: 3rd September 2024 – 18:00 - 20:30 
    Week 2: 10th September 2024 – 18:00 - 20:30 
    Week 3: 17th September 2024 – 18:00 - 20:30 
    Week 4: 1st October 2024 – 18:00 - 20:30

    Further information

    In this workshop, you will be shown four different hand-building techniques; pinching, coiling, slab building and forms. These techniques are the fundamentals of hand-built pottery and can be used alone or combined to make all kinds of shapes, forms and objects. 

    At the end you will get to glaze your pieces using the studio glazes and overglazes. After this, your pottery will be fired and ready to collect in about 3-4 weeks. We will notify you via email when the pieces are ready for collection.

    Please note that we can only keep pieces 2 months after you have been notified.

    NOTE: We understand that life gets in the way and that you may miss one of the four classes. However we cannot accommodate or allow you to make up a class later or swap classes. We cannot make exceptions. It is your responsibility to ensure you can make the classes. It's completely OK to miss a class, and we will do what we can to ensure that you are caught up on anything important you may have missed. 

    Cancellation policy:

    Classes are non-refundable but you can rebook to a future class, provided you give at least 7 days notice.

    Cancellation policies

    By booking a class or open studio session you agree with the following policies.

    - Classes are non-refundable but you can rebook to a future class, provided you give at least 7 days notice from the class date, in writing. This means that you will be issued a voucher that you can use to book a future class. We cannot make any exceptions.

    - You are allowed to transfer the class to someone else if you can't make it, but that still means the above policy would apply. Open studio sessions are not transferable.

    - Our studio is for adults. We allow for children from the age of 14 if accompanied by an adult. Both would need to book a spot separately. 

    - In case the event cannot take place, we will reschedule it and you will be issued a voucher to use again.