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Sat, Mar 09


Online Workshop

Online Workshop | Setting up a Home Studio

This online workshop is a 101 How to set up a pottery studio at home! Everyone has different spaces available to them and in this workshop we will cover how to get started in any space that is available to you!

Online Workshop | Setting up a Home Studio
Online Workshop | Setting up a Home Studio

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Online Workshop

About the event

Workshop Outline: 1. Introduction:
  • Brief overview of the workshop.
  • Importance of having a dedicated pottery space at home.
2. Assessing Your Space:
  • Discuss various spaces available (spare room, garage, backyard, etc.).
  • Consideration of space limitations and possibilities.
  • Importance of good ventilation and natural light.
3. Essential Tools and Equipment:
  • Pottery wheel options (electric or kick wheel).
  • Kiln options (electric or gas) or firing at local studios 
  • Basic hand tools (clay, carving tools, ribs, etc.).
  • Workspace furniture (tables, shelves, storage).
4. Setting Up a Pottery Wheel:
  • Proper placement for stability.
  • Necessary tools and accessories.
  • Tips for adjusting and maintaining the wheel.
5. Creating a Safe and Comfortable Workspace:
  • Importance of ergonomics.
  • Safety considerations (protective gear, fire safety, etc.).
  • Organization and storage solutions.
6. Choosing the Right Clay:
  • Types of clay and their characteristics.
  • Consideration of firing temperature.
7. Understanding Kiln Operation:
  • Basics of firing (bisque firing vs. glaze firing).
  • Safety precautions.
  • Kiln maintenance.
8. Basic Pottery Techniques:
  • Hand-building techniques.
  • Throwing on the wheel.
  • Decorating and glazing.
9. Troubleshooting Common Issues:
  • Common beginner mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Tips for fixing common pottery problems.
10. Resources and Further Learning:
  • Books, online tutorials, and courses for continued learning.
  • Local pottery communities and classes.
11. Q&A Session:
  • Open the floor for participants to ask questions.
  • Share personal experiences and tips.
12. Conclusion:
  • Recap key points.
  • Encourage participants to start their pottery journey at home.


  • Setting up a Home Stuido 101

    +$3.75 service fee



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