Daniela Petosa offers a range of classes including the potter’s wheel, and various hand building techniques. She teaches all levels and age groups, catering classes to suit the needs of individuals and groups.If you would like more information about upcoming classes please contact Daniela.
VARIOUS COURSES OFFERED
“Transform Humble Clay into Something Amazing and Breathtakingly Beautiful”
- Potter’s Wheel | Level 1
Potter’s Wheel | Level 2
Students will practice throwing skills on the wheel in order to strengthen their centering technique and add to their repertoire of forms. Those with enough experience will be introduced to techniques needed to duplicate related forms to create tableware sets. Decorative techniques exploring texture such as carving, shellac relief, and mishima inlay will be practiced. Underglazing and glazing techniques will be further explored. Attention to functionality and overall design detail will be encouraged. All levels welcome.
Potter’s Wheel | Lidded Vessels | Level 3
This course is designed for students wanting to expand their skills on the potter’s wheel. The focus will be on constructing two piece forms to flawlessly fit together. Various projects including baking dishes, aromatherapy diffusers, butter dishes, and storing canisters are among some of the lidded vessels possible in this session. Decorative techniques will be applied and overall attention to design and functionality will be considered. Underglazing and glazing techniques specific to fitted forms will be addressed.
Introduction to Hand Building
In this session the basic techniques of hand building including pinch, coil, hard and soft slab construction will be introduced through a series of small projects. This course allows the student a chance to become acquainted with the clay medium, and learn when is appropriate to use each of the techniques. Students are encouraged to bring individual project ideas to utilize their understanding of various hand building construction to accomplish a desired outcome. Decoration and how it relates to the various forming procedures will be discussed. Students will complete works through glaze application.
Hand building Ceramic Boxes
Students will learn the art of making slab built ceramic containers. The difference between hard and soft slab construction and when it is suitable to use either will be explored in this course. Attachment techniques, basic design principles, undercuts when forming lids, adding texture at various stages, and glazing procedures are some of the techniques covered in this class. Some ideas for projects include jewelry boxes, planters, kitchen canisters, etc. No experience necessary.
Screen-Printing onto Clay
This dynamic course introduces students to the processes of creating screen prints and applying them to ceramics. Students will transfer individual images to screens through the use of photo emulsion and light exposure. They will then prepare clay works suitable for image transfer. Participants will leave the class with ceramic works showcasing this unique technique, as well as with a screen of their own which can later be used for future clay, fabric, canvas and paper projects. All levels welcome.
Kids’ Pottery Classes
Students can enjoy the magic of creating art with clay in a fun and equipped pottery studio. Kids can let their imaginations run wild, using a variety of hand-building techniques such as slab, coil, pinch, and modeling. They will create fun, functional and funky works of art. Students will learn to use various tools to add texture and decoration through the various stages of drying and kiln firings. Once works are ready, they will have a chance to finish their pieces in vibrant colored glazes!