Wheel Throwing 101
Wheel throwing is a technique of shaping ceramics using a potter's wheel.
At the end of this class you'll learn the basic fundamentals of wheel throwing:
- How to prepare your clay and your body position
- How to center, open and pull a wall and make a vessel, these are the most important fundamentals of using a wheel before you make other objects.
Using a wheel is challenging at first but it is also very fulfilling. That's why for this class, we focus on building your foundations before moving on to more complicated works.
We recommend this class if:
- 1. You're a beginner who may not have a prior experience with the potter's wheel before but want to try if this is something you'd like to pursue.
- 2. Someone who may have had experience with the wheel but have not been successful with the fundamentals which results in unsuccessful work.
- 3 hours in person session
- Use of potter's wheel
- Fundamentals syllabus
- 1.5 kg stoneware clay
- We will fire your pieces for free
- Glazing services
*This is a public group class. If you want to book for a private class minimum per person is 4 pax and you may send us a message on instagram: @bumi.and.ashe.
Are there fixed schedules? Or can I book another date?
If you have a specific date in mind (like your anniversary), please let us know. We open slots every week but we'll try our best to accommodate your preferred date.
Can we bring our final outcomes home?
We will need to fire your pieces first before you are able to use them, the firing process will involve multiple stages like drying, and firing it twice which can take around 4-6 weeks. We will inform you when your works are ready for pick up.
Can I bring food or drinks?
Yes you can bring food or drinks. We also have an in house coffee bar where you can buy drinks. You can even order from the dozens of restaurants around the Cubao Expo compound and it will be delivered to you during your pottery session. Please give us a heads up so the teacher is informed :)
Can I bring pets?
Yes of course. Our founder (Ashe) is actually a gray tabby cat. We love pets! Please bring your pets :) We also assume that you will be responsible for them and will not disrupt any other ongoing classes in the other class rooms.
If we miss the class, can we refund?
We do not do refunds. Please note that we are a small business and we have allotted time, space and an instructor for your company and convenience. But we know things can go wrong, especially during covid times. If you feel fuzzy, please help us out by letting us know in advance so that we can recalibrate. We will be happy to give you 1 reschedule.
Can we do double-dates?
YAAAS this is a great opportunity to set up a blind date for your friends ;) We can accommodate a total pax of 6.
Can we give a downpayment to reserve?
We require full payment upon reservation as we need to say no to others who would like your slots. We accept BPI, BDO, Gcash. We hope you understand <3