Pottery is Fun
Welcome to Pottery is fun.
Carole Matheson is London based and has been a potter for 15 years. She has her own studio in Thames Ditton Surrey and also teaches at the Malden centre in New Malden.
The potters wheel has a mesmerizing draw. Many people are drawn to ceramics because they have seen a skilled potter use this tool to make a beautiful vessel out of a lump of mud.
For some people, throwing clay on the potter’s wheel can be addictive. If you are one of those people or would like to be, come and join us.
I am continuously doing classes to improve my own skills as a potter. There is alway something new to learn and so many variations of technique. I Sculpt animals and the human form. I am always drawn the to the potters wheel and have recently taken to slab building. Mono printing is also really good fun.
Being creative takes us away from our every day routine and also gives us time out for ourselves. It is calming, therapeutic and good for the soul! Be creative come and have a go!
Raku days coming soon!
Raku in the boatyard! Raku is a low temperature firing method. It is expressive exciting and fun. Pots are bisque fired, then glazed and placed in the kiln. As soon as the glaze has melted (between 750 - 1000 degrees centigrade). Pots are heated to this temperature in about 30 minutes. Pots can either be put in into sawdust or left outside for a few seconds to encourage the glaze to crack. Pots are then buried in sawdust. This allows carbon to penetrate the cracks. When the pots have cooled down, then submerged in water. The pots are cleaned, many surprises await as you clean the surface to reveal the wonders of Raku pottery. Dates will start from mid July and throughout August. More information, prices and dates will be posted soon.
One to one throwing session.
Improve your throwing skills For a private one to one session, you can contact me at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Make animals out of clay
Everyone is welcome
Fun for all ages! Join today!
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