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Spring 12 Day Wheel Throwing Masterclass

  • Ended
  • 5,500 US dollars

12 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS / 3 MEALS PER DAY / APRONS + TOOLS / CLAY / PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED** Dates: April 29th - May 11th, 2024 This throwing-focused program is all about building confidence on the wheel. Ancient Korean throwing techniques are taught step by step through theory, demonstration, and guided practice. You will learn how to throw off the hump, and master basic but fundamental shapes from the “Sabal” or tea bowl, to plates, cylinders, larger forms, and jars. We believe it is essential that students develop an honest relationship with clay, know its limits, and understand that each time we touch the clay, there must be a reason and a method to our movements. By breaking down each step in the same way our ancestors taught us, students can sharpen their skills and aspire to a higher level of craftsmanship in their own practice. Imagine all the lessons one would learn as an apprentice, condensed into 12 days of focused practice sessions. Students from all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. Instruction and demos will be both general for the group and also catered to each individual student’s goals and/or abilities. Learn how to practice the way the ancients did and follow the path to mastery on the wheel. New for this longer format we are including several ceramic specific cultural outings, tool shop visits, several national living treasure demos, and artist visits which we can't wait to share with you. ****Please note: - Check in between 3pm - 5pm on April 29th (plan to arrive at our studio during this time). - Dinner will be provided together with the other students on April 29th evening. - Teaching begins April 30th with breakfast in our studio from 8:30am. - Instruction begins each day at 9:30am, lunch will be provided around 1pm followed by a short break and again practice and instruction until evening from 2:30pm until 5:30pm. Dinner will be provided each night. Our last dinner and party together will be on the evening of May 10th. - Checkout is at 11am on May 11th (plan to leave our studio at this time). Please indicate any dietary restrictions during the registration process. Contact us to make separate accommodation arrangements. We look forward to welcoming you!

Cancellation Policy

By booking any of our services on this website, you AGREE to our Legal terms and cancellation policy outlined below. Please read these carefully as they are legally binding once you book a service. Cancellations are allowed in the event that a participant would not like to attend for whatever reason after payment is received, a refund (minus bank transfer fee) will be returned upon written request according to the following timetable: Up to 60 Days before the start date: 100% REFUND Within 60 Days of the start date: 50% REFUND After the first day of the workshop: NO REFUNDS. If for any reason you cannot attend due to illness or other personal reasons, we will be happy to offer you a spot in a future workshop at no additional cost as an alternative. By Booking any of our services, you also agree to the following terms and conditions: ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS WORKSHOP(S), including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault. I am aware that there are certain risks and dangers involved with ceramics and pottery studios. These risks, known or unknown, include, but are not limited to, the hazards arising from the use of electric/kick wheels, sharp tools, the use of or proximity to electric/gas/wood kilns, the use of or proximity to potentially hazardous materials, travel by car, van, bus, accidents, illnesses and acts of man, nature or God. I also recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above described trip and tour activities and I hereby voluntarily assume full responsibility for all these and all other hazards which may be encountered during this class/workshop, and (if applicable) on this trip and, except for gross negligence, I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my family members, and further release and discharge Kwak Kyungtae, Marco Minetti, Toroo Ceramics and its staff, volunteers, agents, representatives, contractors and vendors for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my family’s participation in the class/workshop/trip. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity. I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity. In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, medical costs, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Kwak Kyungtae, Marco Minetti, Toroo Ceramics staff, volunteers, representatives, and agents; (B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise. I acknowledge that the organizers of this event and their staff, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf. I acknowledge that this activity may involve using electric machinery and potentially dangerous tools and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity. I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose. The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND AGREE OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

Contact Details

  • 172 Dojayesul-ro 6beon-gil, Sindun-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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