Online Class Claire Nicole Waddick

I will be teaching two online courses for adults on clay building techniques that can be done at home. 

The courses are a pilot project of the Waterloo Potters Workshop. A toolkit and supplies will be provided to each student. The firings will be done at the Workshop.

Experience making pottery is not required. The courses are for people ages 16 years and up.  Registration is limited to 12 students to ensure individualized attention. 

Questions? Drop me a line at hello.claire.nicole@gmail.com.

Register for the courses on the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop website.

Carve and Squeeze Online Class Sample Pottery
Pottery in photo hasn't been fired. After firing, they will be shiny with bright colours.

Handbuilding Basics: Carve and Squeeze

FIVE WEEK ONLINE COURSE
Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:00 pm
September 29th to October 27th, 2021
$250 for Non-Members 
$180 for Members of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop
Make functional dishes and decorative objects with clay safely at home. Learn the handbuilding techniques of carving, pinching and joining coils. And, learn to decorate the pottery with coloured slips, including mishima (coloured slip inlay). Lessons will cover making lidded containers, planters, decorative birds and fruit, plus vases.

Flatten and Join Online Class Sample Pottery
Pottery in photo hasn't been fired. After firing, they will be shiny with bright colours.

Handbuilding Basics: Flatten and Join

FIVE WEEK ONLINE COURSE
Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:00 pm
November 3rd to December 1st, 2021
$250 for Non-Members 
$180 for Members of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop
Make functional dishes with clay safely at home. Learn how to handbuild with clay slabs using flat patterns, slump molds and hump molds. And, learn to decorate the pottery with coloured slips, including transfers, stencils and sgraffito. Lessons will cover making vases, plates, bowls and mugs. 

More Information

The course fees include tool kits, materials and kiln firing. Finished pottery will be safe for food, the dishwasher and microwave.  

The courses will be conducted over Zoom. The lessons will be a combination of prerecorded videos and live demonstrations. Students will be invited to join a private online discussion group to share photos of works-in-progress and get individualized feedback from the instructor.

These online courses are possible thanks to a grant from the
Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF).