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MASTERING COURSE: WHEEL-THROWN CERAMIC: large scale bowls ( 10 hours )

This mastering course is for artists who want to learn complementary advance throwing techniques to center,  throw a larger quantity of clay and develop their abilities to realize larger scale open shapes. Dedicated to the creation of diverse gracious larger  bowls shapes, it is focused on the development of large open volumes presenting regular and corresponding internal and external walls with elegant silhouettes and balanced proportions and weights.


-Kneading larger quantity of clay.

-Centering greater volume of clay.

- Throwing larger shapes.

- Using the proper tools to flare the lip of a wide bowl.

- Using the metallic rib to shape, define and regulate the inner and outer walls of a wide open form.

- Throwing and trimming large pieces on plaster bath (making the base slab for to set the bath on)

- Surface decoration treatments of clay at raw and leather hard stage (printing, alteration, engraving, etc.).

- Finishing, and drying the pieces properly before their firing.

A complementary guided tour of the exhibition presented at Atelier Galerie d’art Solart demonstrating a collection of large bowls will also be offered during this training.

If the participants wishes to bisque fire their pieces, a firing service is available at Atelier Solart.  If they wish to glaze them, highfire them to maturity and develop patinas, they have the possibility to register to complementary ceramic surface treatments workshops. 

Detailed registration fees:

Number of sessions of 2h30 required in total : 4 sessions 

L’Atelier Galerie d’art Solart offers an individual personalized coaching service available under the form of 2h30 individual sessions.

The coaching hourly rates for the mentoring service is $ 45 / hr. We invite you to consult  and reserve the periods offered that correspond to your availability listed in the individual coaching  section.

You can either schedule an intensive formation composed of 4 sessions taking place on 2 consecutive days or schedule a formation compose of 2 sessions occurring over a longer period of time and reserve it in several time to  to respect your personal availibity budget and learning rythme. 

Consult the modalities and fees applicable to the individual coaching service and schedule a private session.

Atelier Galerie d'art Solart offer access periods to its creative spaces and its specialized equipments  to its students to allow them to perfect their techniques and explore new avenues.

Consult the modalities and fees applicables the access period offered. 

Raw materials required : 1 box of clay of 44 lb

Consult the list of the raw materials available at l'Atelier Galerie d'art Solart.

Firing service recommended : 1 or more shelves bisque glaze firing upon request to meet your specifics needs.

L'Atelier Solart offers a firing service upon reservation. Rates include electricity costs, firing of your pieces, firing attending, loading and unloading of your pieces in the kiln and maintenance of respective equipments and kilns furniitures. To ensure the compatibility of clays  and the firing temperatures, we require that students, who wish to reserve the firing service, purchase their clay and glazes at the Atelier Solart. Consult the modalities and fees applicable to our firing service.   

 The Regional Councils of Culture, Emploi Québec and the provincial and national arts councils offer programs to support training and development for artists and businesses. We invite you to contact them to verify your eligibility for financial assistance and to know their respective modalities regarding their contribution applicable to the payment of your registration for our professional training.

Coordonnatrice à la formation continue :

Catherine Paquet
819 595-2601, poste 224
sans frais : 1 855 595-2601