Handbuilt Pottery Techniques and Projects
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Handbuilt Pottery Techniques and Projects

Create clay pottery and sculpt various other objects using hand building techniques.
4.4 (41 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
262 students enrolled
Created by Mandar Marathe
Last updated 1/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create clay pottery using three easy hand building techniques.
  • Give interesting textures to your objects
  • Create animals sculptures with ease
Requirements
  • Eagerness to learn is the only prerequisite
Description

This course teaches you the hand building techniques for making objects/pots with clay.

If you are creative minded person who likes to make different things and likes to learn new techniques for giving life to your ideas, this course is for you.

We use clay and some very basic hand tools in this course and it means you don't have to buy any expensive equipment.

All the lectures in this course are delivered in HD video format and you'll be able to see how exactly I make things using clay.

This course is perfect for you if

  • You are person wanting to make different things using your creative imagination or
  • A student looking to increase your understanding of clay as a material or
  • You are interested in clay-mation or
  • You are a budding sculptor or a pottery artist or
  • A home maker wanting to make good use of time or
  • Someone who just wants to have some creative fun
Interest in learning something new is the only pre-requisite for joining this course.

I am working on adding some more lectures about animal sculpture and masks making. You'll get an email update when I upload those lectures.

So, hop on and let your creative journey begin!

Who this course is for:
  • All who want to increase your understanding of clay as a sculptural material
  • Everyone who wants to make different things using your creative imagination
  • All who are interested in animation, Sculpture or Pottery
  • Even if you are a home maker who wants to make creative use of your time
  • Someone who just want to have some creative fun
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 01:26:32
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:45

In this video you'll learn about the course overview and my background as an artist and an art instructor.

Preview 01:45
+ Materials and tools
1 lecture 00:00

Read this to know details about the materials and tools used in this course.

Preview 4 pages
+ Pinching technique
3 lectures 08:26

This is the start of the pinch pot. We see how we should position our fingers to achieve the depth required.

Preview 02:06

In this video we see how two pinched bowls can be joined together to form a sphere.

Preview 02:57

In this video we see how to turn the hollow sphere into a pot complete with it's collar.

Preview 03:23
+ Coil technique
2 lectures 07:42

How to make a coil and start building a pot.

Coil Construction Technique - Coiling basics and start making a pot
04:08

Completing the pot and deciding the size of the mouth of the pot as per the pot's application.

Coil Construction Technique - Finishing and deciding the size of opening
03:34
+ Slab technique
5 lectures 11:27

Making a slab from clay using a rolling pin or a piece of pipe.

Slab Construction Technique - Slab preparation
02:13

Using a template to cut the slab into pieces required for making the cuboid pot.

Slab Construction Technique - Cutting slab using template
02:14

Scoring and assembling the sides of the cuboid.

Slab Construction Technique - Assembling the slab pieces
03:06

Completing the assembly part and finishing the exterior.

Slab Construction Technique - Assembly completion and cleaning exterior
02:08

Adding coil in corners for extra strength and example of a Rooster shaped pot made using slab technique.

Slab Construction Technique - Adding coil to corners and Rooster example
01:46
+ Scooping Technique
3 lectures 09:52

Making the cuboid, adding texture, cutting it with wire and start scooping the clay.

Box using Scooping Technique - Making cuboid, texturing and cutting
05:30

Scoop out all unwanted clay and add lid retainer.

Box using Scooping Technique - Scooping clay and adding lid retainer
02:52

Adding finishing touches to the box.

Box using Scooping Technique - Finishing touches
01:30
Quiz about the hand building techniques
2 questions
+ Texturing
3 lectures 20:35

Make the slab, add texture using a cloth, join the ends and make legs for the pot.

Textured Pot - making the cylinder and pot's legs
08:59

Make the pot bulge from inside and start making of the lid using pinch pot technique.

Textured Pot - Adding the bulge and start of the lid
02:39

Add texture to the lid, add a handle to it and add final touches to it.

Textured Pot - Texturing the lid and adding a handle
08:57
+ Animal sculptures
5 lectures 20:35

Make the body and the head shape of the hare.

Hare - Making head and the body
03:51

Add hind legs, ears and eyes to the hare sculpture.

Hare - Making hind legs, ears and eyes
08:24

Use the pinch pot technique to make shell and the coiling technique to make the legs, head and tail of the tortoise.

Tortoise - Making shell and limbs
05:30

Add texture to the tortoise shell with a piece of cloth and a tool.

Tortoise - Texture on the shell
01:28

Make the mouth and eyes of tortoise.

Tortoise - Eyes and mouth
01:22