Clay Expression
The Art & Craft of Expressing Passion with Clay
A flaming passion to transform clay into objects of inspiration

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Malaysia Kraftangan Galeri Kraf Pameran Seramik Institut Kraf Negara warisan Selangor, PJ

FAQ's Frequently
Asked Questions

 

How do I sign up?
Just Call for an appointment or for more info or visit our pottery studio

Please contact us if you need more information
or
eMail cindykoh@clayexpression.com


It's never
too late
or
too early
to start...
transforming
clay into
objects of inspirations.


Hand-built ceramic vase

 

Unleash your
creativity...

Imagination
knows no
bounds in
creating
stunning
works of
ceramic
art of your
own design
by
transforming
clay into
objects
of inspiration...


Crafting miniature clayware


Q.
 How long will it take for me to be good at wheel throwing?

A.
It depends on how much effort you put into practice -- it takes practice to be good at wheel throwing -- however, for some students they found it easy to master and may take a little more practice for others.


Q.
 Which is easier, hand building or wheel throwing?

A. Both hand building and wheel throwing can be difficult to someone who had not worked with clay before. By giving both techniques a try, you will be able to know which one will suits you better.



Q.
 What should I start with; hand building or wheel throwing?

A. Our recommendation is that the student to start with hand building first because wheel throwing requires using the potter’s wheel that require the student to control the potter’s wheel and at the same time coordinate hand movement to create a ceramic piece.

Therefore, with some hand building experience, you will be able to understand how the clay works and shall be able to control the clay better on the potter’s wheel.

There are no rules to which technique to start with, it is totally up to you -- you can start on the potter's wheel first and then move on to hand building.

Q. Can I do both, hand building and
Wheel Throwing at the same time?

A. Yes!! You to choose what you want to start with first "hand building or wheel throwing" and then select the ones that you wish to focus on.


Q.
Do I need to buy a pottery's wheel after class?

A. No, you do not need to buy a wheel or a kiln after the class unless you want to start a little studio in your own home.

A. We have studio rental available for current students who wishes to practice during non class time

Q. What about firing my pieces?

A. We also provide firing services, so all your pieces can be sent back to us for firing.

 



Wheel thrown ceramic vase

 

 

 

Hand-built 2 tone ceramic flower holder
 
 

Nature inspired ceramic flower vase
 
 

Ceramist crafting a clay tea-pot on the pottery wheel


Wheel Thrown
Ceramic Bowl



Hand-built sculptured
Ceramic Yoga figurine

Hand-built sculptured
Ceramic Yoga figurine


Q.
What can I learn in four lessons of Wheel Throwing?

A. Within the four lessons, you will learn the basics of Wheel throwing which consist of how to prepare the clay (wedging technique), centering of the clay on the wheel, pulling technique to make a cylindrical form, and hand trimming of the piece.


Q.
What can I learn in four lessons of Hand Building?

A. Within the four lessons, you will learn the basics of Hand Building consist of how to prepare the clay (wedging technique) and four different hand building techniques.



Q.
What can I learn in 10 lessons of Pottery Wheel Throwing?

A. In the 10 lessons, you will learn the basics of Wheel throwing which consist of how to prepare the clay (wedging technique), centering of the clay on the wheel, pulling technique to make a cylindrical form, trimming on the wheel, making of the bowl form, trimming of the bowl form and glazing.



Q.
What can I learn in 10 lessons of Hand Building?

A. In the 10 lessons, you will learn the basics of Hand Building which consist of how to prepare the clay (wedging technique), four basic hand building technique, combination hand building techniques, carving on clay, decorative techniques, and glazing.


Q.
When can I make big or large pieces?

A. For most beginners, it would take time before you can produce a large piece on the potter’s wheel. But easier to build larger piece by the hand building technique.
 


Potter throwing a large vase
 on the pottery wheel
 
 


Wheel throwing technique



Wheel pulling technique,
bowl and cylindrical form (unglazed)


Aroma burner and Glazed clay vase

 


Pottery students
assembling Glass Mosaic

 


Q.
Are the glazes (color) toxic?

A. No, the glazes are free of Lead and non toxic

Q. Will I get to glaze (color) my own pieces?

A. Yes!!

Q. Can the pieces that I make be used for water storage?

A. Yes! It is also safe to eat or drink from your ceramic pieces.

Q. Can the ceramic or pottery pieces break?

A. All ceramic items are breakable.

How do I sign up for pottery class?

Please contact us if you need more information
or
Visit our pottery studio
or
eMail cindykoh@clayexpression.com


Student potter assembled ceramic
glass mosaic hot plate holder

 


Student Assembling Glass Mosaic


 

Follow your heart... on a journey of self-discovery and giving voice to complex dreams and visions to create ceramics art of irresistible beauty...

...making your own stunning works of clay art  of your own design by transforming clay into objects of inspiration.
 

 

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