Hey Guys,
We are organizing a Ceramic Workshop for beginners at Gulzar Homestay, Janjira from the 5th to the 31st of March 2015.This time our workshop is flexible, which means you can choose according to your convenience, how many days you want to participate. There are 4 different types of program’s given below with all the details.

We will provide you with all the required tools, stoneware clay and glaze materials.

Our contact details for the workshop are:-
Email: info.gulzarhomestay@gmail.com

UPCOMING WORKSHOP

CERAMIC & POTTERY WORKSHOP:

TWO DAY CERAMIC & POTTERY WORKSHOP:

INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS: Clay, Tools and Basic knowledge about glazes.
HAND BUILD PINCH AND SLAB TECHNIQUES: Pinch pot, Slab building.
THROWING: Basic knowledge and practice on electric potter’s wheel.

*The workshop cost is INR 6,000/per person.
This will also cover your accommodation and food at our Homestay for two days.

FOUR DAY CERAMIC & POTTERY WORKSHOP:

INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS: Clay, Tools and Basic knowledge about glazes.
HAND BUILD PINCH AND SLAB TECHNIQUES: Pinch pot, Slab building.
THROWING: Basic knowledge and practice on electric potter’s wheel, Demonstrations of making cylinder, bowl, platter, jug etc.

*The workshop cost is INR 10,000/per person.
This will also cover your accommodation and food at our Homestay for four days.

SIX DAY CERAMIC & POTTERY WORKSHOP:

INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS: Clay, Tools and Basic knowledge about glazes.
HAND BUILD PINCH AND SLAB TECHNIQUES: Pinch pot, Slab building.
THROWING: Basic knowledge and practice on electric potter’s wheel, Demonstrations of making cylinder, bowl, platter, jug, cattle etc.
BISCUIT FIRING IN WOOD FIRING KILN:

*The workshop cost is INR 13,000/per person.
This will also cover your accommodation and food at our Homestay for six days.

TEN DAY CERAMIC & POTTERY WORKSHOP:

INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS: Clay, Tools and Basic knowledge about glazes.
HAND BUILD PINCH AND SLAB TECHNIQUES: Pinch pot, Slab building.
THROWING: Basic knowledge and practice on electric potter’s wheel, Demonstrations of making cylinder, bowl, platter, jug, cattle etc.
BISCUIT FIRING IN WOOD FIRING KILN:
GLAZING:
GLAZE FIRING IN WOOD FIRING KILN:

*The workshop cost is INR 20,000/per person.
This will also cover your accommodation and food at our Homestay for ten days.


INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS:


Clay:

Tools:

Hand build pinch and slab techniques:
A convenient term for the forming of ceramics without a wheel. This can include coiling, pinching, slab building, molding or a combination of this.

Pinch Pot:
Slab Building:

THROWING: The hand forming of hollow shapes on a revolving wheel head. Throwing, when treated in a direct and spontaneous way, gives a distinctive quality to pottery, offers a wide range of shapes, and allow for infinite subtle variations. It is the hallmark of the individual potter and the general public is coming to appreciate its qualities. It is an extremely personal technique and one cannot dogmatize on method.

BISCUIT FIREING: Biscuit firing is for convenience, to render the pots less fragile and to make glazing easier. It is also reputed to produce a tougher glazed fabric.

GLAZING: Glazes are, in themselves, obviously decorative but there are techniques for their use apart from the coverage of a ceramic piece. A Single glaze can produce a variety of colors and textures according to its thickness. All glazes start as mixture of a number of oxides and minerals with water.
GLAZE FIRING: The heat treatment of ceramic materials at least to the sintering stage is a crucial factor in pottery. Firing involves two cycles: heating and cooling.
WOOD FIRE KILN: Also know as an ‘oven’. It is essentially a box of refractory bricks, into or around which heat is introduced either by combustion or by radiant heat.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP CONDUCTOR: Sukhdev Rathod has done his MFA and BFA in painting and ceramic from the M.S. University of Baroda. He has traveled to different parts of India to learn and work with various ceramic artists like Ray Meeker at the Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, Jyotasna Bhatt at Ceramic Centre in Vadodara, K.V. Jena and Shantanu Jena at Phoolpur near Banaras among others . He has also participated in many shows and workshops in India and abroad. Below are some images of his work.