Advanced Easter course 2022
We have experience that many people visiting the studio have asked about the opportunity to try their hand at throwing and working with clay. There have also been a number of advanced throwers who have been asking for a more in-depth opportunity to learn how to throw porcelain.
In April, we will hold a week-long course in advanced porcelain throwing. We will teach individually and work on your personal progress. The course will cover the basic techniques, but this course is aimed at people who already know how to throw but want to try their hand at throwing porcelain thinner and more evenly.
By our definition, you are advanced thrower when you can comfortably centre 1 kg (or more) of clay (stoneware or porcelain), and can easily throw a cylinder or more advanced shapes. If you are not sure whether you are advanced, please contact Isabel Anne (email@example.com).
On this course, there will be plenty of time to get deep into learning to throw and all the processes involved. The course will cover preparing the clay (also known as wedging), centering on the wheel, throwing, trimming, adding handles and surface decoration. For those that are interested in knowing more, it is possible to also learn about loading kilns, firings and glazing.
It is recommended that you come with a small sketchbook (A5/A6) and pencils/pens to keep a record of the things you learn and to make sketches of things you would like to make. As this is an advanced course, there will be a focus on your personal design and aesthetics. Ideally, each student will have a mini project where they design a collection of things through drawing and sketching, and then work on throwing and producing the items.
Please wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty.
We will eat together around 12:00 (if the weather is nice) we will sit outside between the large pots in front of the workshop with the beautiful forest and nature around. Monday to Thursday you will need to bring your own lunch, however we can arrange a sort of pot-luck lunch on Friday to celebrate a lovely week. Complimentary coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits will be provided during the week.
The facilities in the area around the studio are plentiful, you can start your day with a swim in the ocean at Charlottenlund Søbad or with a walk through the forest surrounding the area. You are more than welcome to visit the studio before to meet Christian and Isabel.
Classes will run Monday 11th April to Friday 15th of April from 10:00 to 15:00.
The course is a total of 25 hours.
The items that you would like to keep cost DKK 70 per item. This covers the firing and glazing of your chosen pieces. Any of the pieces that you would like to keep but do not have time to finish, we will finish for you.
Teacher: Isabel Anne. Teaching is mainly in English, but speakers of Spanish, French, and Icelandic can also be accommodated for.
The address of the studio where the courses will be held is Traverbanevej 12 (2920 Charlottelund).
Isabel Anne is a Spanish/British potter who specializes in throwing on the wheel. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Reykjavik (Iceland) in June of 2020 with a diploma in Ceramics. Teaching is mainly in English, but speakers of Spanish, French, and Icelandic can also be accommodated for.
Since then, she has completed a Young-Artist-in-Residency placement at Guldagergård International Ceramic Research Centre in Skælskør.
She has been working for Christian Bruun since September 2020. As an assistant, Isabel supports Christian in all aspects of the making process and the running of his studio in Charlottelund.
Isabel speaks fluent English, Spanish, French, and some Icelandic as well as currently learning Danish.
If you have any questions, you can contact Isabel through her email and phone number below. You can also visit her website and her Instagram to see her work.
Phone: (+45) 31896334