Masterclass "PLATES" - for intermediate / experienced potters

Masterclass "PLATES" - for intermediate / experienced potters

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One session - 2.5 hours

"Throwing plates on the wheel is a whole different ball game!"

It’s no secret that plates (or any flatware) are one of the most difficult shapes to make on the potter’s wheel. Flattening out a large amount of clay requires different throwing techniques and impeccable body awareness.

In this masterclass, you’ll learn everything about plates. We’ll cover what makes a good plate, the design of plates, what restaurants look for in plates, and what the biggest pitfalls and challenges are in making plates (and how to overcome them). You’ll get to learn about the infamous S-crack, compression, the importance of slow-drying, and using the centrifugal force of the wheel to your advantage.

I will demo the throwing of a contemporary-style plate and let you in on some advanced techniques and secret tips. After that, it's your turn to take a seat behind the wheel. I will offer you hands-on guidance and detailed instructions while you make your own plate.

Skills prerequisite

Please note this masterclass is not suited for beginners. Intermediate throwing experience is required. Attendees are expected to feel comfortable centering and throwing 4 lbs of clay and throwing consistent cylinders without assistance.

Important information

Please note that this workshop focuses on throwing only. In case you throw a stellar plate you just don't want to say goodbye to, either bring your own bat and take your piece back with you to trim and fire in your own home or communal studio. Or, I can trim, glaze, and fire it for you for an additional fee of CAD 25.00./

// All materials and tools are included. Please bring your own bat if you want to keep your plate.

Share the fun!

You're welcome to bring a friend and you'll each get 10% off. Please be mindful that there is only one wheel in the studio, and therefore time behind the wheel will be split.

How to book?

Booking online is not possible at the moment. Please send an email to and we'll find a timeslot that suits us both.

Before the start of your workshop you'll receive an invoice that must be paid in full (via etransfer) before the start of the workshop.

What to expect?

You can find more information about what to expect, what to bring, and cancellations on the workshop page.

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