Make an Oil Burner - Individual Pottery Experience
Make your very own oil/wax burner.
To do this course you don’t need to have any previous experience.
- North Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
- One to one tuition
- Make and keep your very own hand-thrown oil burner that has been neatened up and has it's own dish.
- Experiences for two by arrangement
- Calming atmosphere
- Taught in working home ceramics studio
- Burner is completed in three sessions
- Duration for an individual's session is about 6.5 hours in total
What can I expect?
The process to make an oil burner is in three parts.
Session 1 (2.5 hours)
Firstly, you will watch the art of throwing using the 'off the hump' throwing technique, which enables you to throw smaller pieces more easily. In the first half of the session, you will use the mound of clay that has already been set up by me, Fi, to throw your own dish that will go on top of your oil burner. I will then demonstrate how to throw a taller pot that will be the main body of the oil burner.
During the demonstrations I will go through each movement to explain what I’m doing and why, but don’t panic, when it’s your turn on the wheel I will go through everything again so that you feel comfortable.
This session usually lasts for about two hours and a half hours on a one to one basis. Experiences for two people can be arranged as well, these will last around three and a half hours.
My friendly studio pup, Inca, happily sleeps through the whole experience, only waking up at the beginning and end for cuddles. She wont be offended if you'd prefer not to though!
Session 2 (3 hours)
The second part of the process happens a week later, when your dish and pot have had a chance to dry out a bit. Your pot and dish will be put upside down on the wheel and the excess clay will be carved away. A potter's knife will then be used to cut out a hole in your pot to enable you to take a tea light in and out. Once you're happy with your design,
you'll stamp it with your name for the finishing touch. You may like to bring some inspiration for the design with you. Your oil burner will then be left to completely dry out before being fired. In this session I will ask you what glaze you’d like to use so that I can ensure your favourite glaze is available. You can choose any of the colours that have been in any of my colour palette colours, past and present, totalling in approximately 20 different colours.
Session 3 (1 hour)
The third and final session will be where you add colour to your oil burner and make it watertight. The glaze will be applied with soft paintbrushes and 3 layers will be applied in total. After this session your burner will be fired again and then you can either collect your burner or have it posted to you.
And finally, go home and start your oil burner up, your house will be smelling beautiful in no time!
Would you like to have a go at making your very own oil burner?
How to purchase/book your pottery experience
If the pottery experience is a gift:
Please purchase the pottery experience you would like to gift from the shop. Once purchased, if you would like digital gift card emailed to you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please purchase two of the desired pottery experiences from the shop, as it is done per person. Additional people can be added onto the experiences up until 24hours before the pottery experience is due to start, please email me at email@example.com before purchasing. If you would like to arrange a pottery experience for 3 or more people, please email me.
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