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Art & Craft of Ceramics with Clay

Malaysia, Selangor Seramik Kraftangan

 

 

 

FAQ's at Clay Expression
 

 

Q. How long will it take for me to be good at wheel throwing?
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A.
It depends on how much effort you put into practice -- it takes practice to be good at wheel throwing -- however, for some students they found it easy to master and may take a little more practice for others.
 

 

 

Q. Which is easier, clay hand building or pottery wheel throwing?

A. Both, by giving both techniques a try, you will be able to know which one will suits you better.

Q. What should I start with; clay hand building or wheel throwing?

  A. Clay Expression recommendations:

For the student to start with clay hand building first because wheel throwing requires using the potter’s wheel that require the student to control the pottery wheel and at the same time coordinate hand movement to create a ceramic piece.

Therefore, with some clay hand building experience, you will be able to understand how the clay works and shall be able to control the clay better on the potter’s wheel.

There are no rules to which technique to start with, it is totally up to you -- you can start on the potter's wheel first and then move on to hand building.



 

  Pottery Students using Clay Hand Building techniques
 

 

  Q. Can I do both, Clay hand building and Pottery's Wheel Throwing at the same time?

A. Yes! You choose what you want to start with first "hand building or wheel throwing" and then select the ones that you wish to focus on.

 

 


 

  Pottery student using the Wheel pulling technique; bowl & cylinder form

 

Q. Do I need to buy a pottery's wheel after class?
 

A. No, you do not need to buy a potter's wheel or a kiln after the class unless you want to start a little studio in your own home.

A. Clay Expression studio rental is available for current students who wishes to practice during non class time.

 

Q. What about firing my pieces?

A. Clay Expression also provide firing services, so all your pieces can be sent back to us for firing.

 

 

 

Firing Services available for pottery students


 

 

Q. What can I learn in four lessons of Wheel Throwing?

A. Within four lessons at Clay Expression you will learn the basics of Wheel throwing which consist of how to prepare the clay (wedging technique), centering of the clay on the wheel, pulling technique to make a cylindrical form, and hand trimming of the piece.

 

Q. What can I learn in four lessons of Clay Hand Building?

A. Within the four lessons at Clay Expression - you will learn the basics of Hand Building which consist of how to prepare the clay (wedging technique) and four different hand building techniques.


  Pottery students using hand building techniques
 

Throwing technique on the Potters' wheel (below pic)
 

 

 

Q. What can I learn in 10 lessons of Wheel Throwing only and/or hand-building (combination of both)?

A. In the 10 lessons at Clay Expression you will learn the basics of Wheel throwing and/or hand-building (combination of both) which consist of how to prepare the clay (wedging technique).

Centering of the clay on the wheel, pulling technique to make a cylindrical form, trimming on the wheel, making of the bowl form, trimming of the bowl form and glazing.
 

 

 

  Q. What can I learn in 10 lessons of Hand Building only and/or Wheel Throwing (combination of both)?

A. In the 10 lessons at Clay Expression you will learn the basics of Clay Hand Building which consist of how to prepare the clay (wedging technique), four basic hand building technique, combination hand building techniques, carving on clay, decorative techniques and glazing.
 

  Pottery students learning the basics of Clay Hand Building
 

 

 

Q. Are the glazes (color) toxic?

A. No, the glazes are free of Lead and non toxic

 

Q. Will I get to glaze (color) my own pieces?

A. Yes!!

Potters Applying color Glazes (below pic)...

 

 

 

Q. Can the pieces that I make be used for water storage?

A. Yes! It is also safe to eat or drink from your ceramic pieces.

 

Q. Can the ceramic or pottery pieces break?

A. All ceramic items are breakable.

 

 

 


 

  Pottery's Student Hand built ceramic items


  Pottery student hand-built ceramic tea pot


 
  Q. When can I make big or large pieces?

A. As a beginner, it is easier to build larger pottery piece by the hand building technique but need time to learn the basic pottery wheel throwing before you can produce large pottery piece on the potter’s wheel.
 

  My Ceramic journey are about me...

It makes me feel good when I create beautiful potteries of art, inspired by nature that deepen my desire to convey the importance of happiness and harmony through ceramics...

Basically, I am a person who loves to create and my work of ceramic art conveys a message that speaks of passions, creativity, and inspirations as the perfect medium to symbolize my positive emotions...

It's my passion for ceramic art.
It is about me!

 

 

 

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of self-discovery at
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