Introduction to Pottery Course
Hosted by potter, teacher and artist Freya Bramble-Carter
About this Course
We've worked together with Freya Bramble-Carter to create the ultimate three-part Introduction to Pottery Course. Everything you need to gain confidence and make pottery a hobby.
How to navigate through sections
To navigate through the course playlist, tap or select the playlist menu from the top right of the video screen to view all the available sections of the course. If you would prefer to watch it from start to finish, the next video will play automatically after you finish a section.
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A renowned ceramicist, artist and pottery teacher, Freya is especially known for creating contemporary vase designs, often strongly inspired by a balancing flow of femininity and masculinity. She has been featured in Vogue, and her work has been shown at Saatchi Gallery she has appeared as a guest judge on the The Great Pottery Throwdown.
Introduction, Learning and Theory
Welcome to the course, introduction to Freya Bramble-Carter, about Sculpd air-dry clay, benefits of working with clay and inspiration.
Unboxing (what’s in the kit), Freya provides a run through of what you will learn.
Getting to Know Your Clay
An exercise in getting comfortable with the clay, Freya teaches you to knead your clay, a bit about kneading techniques and getting rid of air bubbles.
How to Use Your Tools
Freya talks through how to use your tools with the clay and what each tool should be used for.
Freya teaches hand-building techniques. Includes follow along exercises teaching you hand-building basics and what to use them for.
Creating Your Piece
Freya shows you how to sketch out your designs to practise before you begin, create a vision of what you want your piece to look like and plan how you will make it using the hand-building techniques you learnt in section 1.
Build your vase along with Freya. Build the body of the vase, build the base of the vase, build the neck of the vase and build the handles.
Decorating & Adding Texture
Freya shows you how to add finishing touches, smoothing, decorating and addition texture.