I have been making pottery from 2003 and began teaching ceramics in 2012. All of my years of expertise will help to guide you through all the techniques available at Ceramic Kingdom
, where I have an honour to reside as a Guest Artist.I offer private (1-on-1) and group classes.
This initial group class is dedicated to handbuilding (slab, coil, pinching, sculpting) - it all depends on what you want to create. There is no limits for ideas, except the size - no more than 20-25 cm by larger measurement. Usually students can create between 1 to 4 pieces. On the first class we build, on the second we finish the pieces in leather-hard condition and then in a week we gather to glaze the pieces which have passed the bisque firing (at 900 C). After that they go through another firing (at 1220 C) - you can pick them up approximately in a week. Each of the class lasts 2 hours, 3 classes (6 hours) total. Materials, instruments and firings are included. This course costs 200 Euros per person.
Group size - 3-5 people. Please note that it takes time to fill the group and figure out the timeslot available at the Studio. Usually it takes 3-4 weeks
from the booking to the beginning of the class. If you want to start earlier please apply for a private class.
As for the wheel-throwing beginner group class, you can apply directly via CK to beginner classes
- look for the classes taught in English only and you could also mention you want to be taught by me in the comments.
The same goes for a private class
- it can be not only handbuilding, but wheelthrowing as well.
The private classes (1-2 people) for handbuilding is 290 Euros
(6 hours) per person including materials and firings.
The pottery private classes are 340 Euros
(8 hours - 2 two-hour sessions for wheel-throwing, 1 two-hour session for trimming and 1 class for glazing) per person including materials and firings. Even though we go deeper into the technical aspects, you can apply without any previous working experience with clay.
Any private class starts in 1-2 weeks
from the booking date.
All classes can be held in English and Russian (or Japanese).
P.S. You can also apply for a custom class - you may vary the hours and contents (i.e. ranging from a short single 3-hour HB class to going through hand-building, pottery and slip-casting)