Second Saturday Mini Workshops

Reservations required: $10

Call or visit Northeast Ceramic Supply, Inc. to sign up:

Telephone: 518- 274-2722

10 am-12 pm

 

August ~ No Second Saturday

September 10 ~ Apple Bakers 

Apple Baker for Class Photo

Apple bakers are bowl shaped with a wide rim.  Throwing an apple baker is quite easy once you remember to leave extra clay in the bottom for the 1 1/2 inch cone needed in the middle of the bottom.  This cone heats up when the apple baker is in the oven and helps bake the center of the apple.  These are fun and easy forms to throw on the potter’s wheel.

October ~ No Second Saturday

November 12 ~ Plates

Plate for Class Photo

Thrown plates need compression.  For a plate to remain flat and not end up with an “S” crack it is necessary to work the clay inward multiple times.  We will be throwing different  types of plates and discussing the pros and cons of lips, rims and feet on plates and platters.

December 10 ~ Cake Plates

Cake plates come in several forms.  There are cake plates that are a simple disc, rimmed plates and pedestal cake plates with and without domes.  This wheel throwing demonstration will walk you through many of the variations of making a tasteful cake plate.