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Clay Hand building + Pottery Wheel Term Class for Adults

Course overview

This term course is for new and continuing students who would like to learn wheel-throwing and/or clay hand building techniques to make make functional and decorative objects and forms . New students with no prior experience will be introduced to fundamental principles of working with clay using hand building techniques as well as wheel throwing and build on their skills and confidence each week. Continuing students or those with prior experience elsewhere will continue to refine their skills, start to develop their own projects and interests and build confidence.

Our purpose built ceramics studio is equipped with 8 pottery wheels wheels and plenty of clay hand building stations. A limited number of glazes are available and work is kiln fired on the premises. There is a maximum of 8 students in this class.

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What to expect

Through demonstration and hands on practice

  • learn and develop clay hand building technique including: Pinching, Coiling, Slab Building, Clay Relief.
  • practise the fundamental techniques of wheel throwing including: centring, shaping and trimming
  • learn a range of surface decoration techniques
  • learn about the possibilities of glazing

Is this course right for me?

This new course is for students with little or no experience working with clay AND continuing students or students with prior experience at other institutions.

What should I wear?

Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes you are relaxed about getting clay on.
Bring an apron.
We also recommend you trim your nails first (no guarantees that your manicure will last when working with clay!)

What should I bring?

A notebook to take notes and sketch your ideas
Reference images if you like
A sponge
An old hand towel
A few plastic grocery bags to wrap your clay artworks and leftover clay
A plastic storage container with a lid is useful to keep your materials together (about 40cmx30cmx15cm high) (eg from Ikea, officeworks or a discount shop)

What materials will be provided?

Students will be provided with a bag of clay each and basic glazes to use in this introductory class to enable completion of several projects across the term. Extra supplies can be purchased if needed.

Additional clay may be purchased at $5 per 2kg (or $20 a 10kg bag)
Pottery tool sets are available for purchase at $15.
Additional glazes are available for a small fee.

Will my vessels be fired?

Included in your fee is the firing of two vessels of your choice.
You can have more vessels fired for an additional fee. These will be charged by weight at $5 per kilo per firing (paid at the time of firing). It may take take two firings to complete your work.

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes. Wheel throwing classes have a maximum of 8 students Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. For most ceramics classes clay is supplied to complete several projects and this is included in your course fees. Additional clay can be purchased if required.

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$¤,450 $¤,428 Limited inc GST
Clay Hand building + Pottery Wheel Term Class for Adults

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Term 1 2018 now enrolling Early Bird offer now open | Enrol and pay by 15 January to receive a 5% discount
Suitable for new and continuing students | Price includes 1 bag of clay, basic glazes and firing to enable completion of several projects across the term. Extra supplies can be purchased if needed.
See our full range of term, 1 and 2 day pottery and ceramics classes for adults
$¤,450 $¤,428 Limited inc GST
Clay Hand building + Pottery Wheel Term Class for Adults

<h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>This term course is for new and continuing students who would like to learn wheel-throwing and/or clay hand building techniques to make make functional

...

Term 1 2018 now enrolling Early Bird offer now open | Enrol and pay by 15 January to receive a 5% discount

Suitable for new and continuing students | Price includes 1 bag of clay, basic glazes and firing to enable completion of several projects across the term. Extra supplies can be purchased if needed.

See our full range of term, 1 and 2 day pottery and ceramics classes for adults

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