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Handbuilding Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond

Course overview

Enjoy learning to make functional and decorative ceramics in a relaxed, friendly and creative atmosphere with Kara Pryor. Students will be introduced to clay hand building fundamentals: coiling, pinching and slab building. Using these techniques students will learn how to build a range of simple forms. Students will also be introduced to a range of creative surface decoration techniques including sgraffito, carving, painting with slips and some glazing. This class does not use the pottery wheel you just use your hands, fingers and simple tools for your hand building to create functional ceramics.

What to expect

You are encouraged to develop your own projects to work on as you build your skills

Is this course right for me?

This class is suitable for anyone from absolute beginners to more experienced students who would like to learn creative approaches to ceramics.

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Included in the course fee
Kiln firing of your work, basic slips and glazes.
You can use our basic tools, then purchase your own as you develop your projects

You will need to bring:
an apron
plastic garbage bags to cover your projects as they dry
a large(ish) plastic storage container with a lid
your sense of fun and creativity!

You will need to purchase bags of clay as required Keanes Stoneware 7 (this can be purchased from Art Est. at cost price of $25 per bag)

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$475 Limited inc GST
Handbuilding Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond

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Term 4 now enrolling.
Fee includes cclay, basic glazes and firing. | Suitable for all levels.

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