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Clay Hand Building Functional Ceramics | Slab Building Techniques

Course overview

Hand building with clay offers a myriad of possibilities for creating functional and decorative ceramic objects, and is a great alternative to working with the pottery wheel. In this one day workshop you will learn slab building techniques to make a serving platter and matching bowl.

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What to expect:

  • watch demonstrations by your tutor who will show you step by step what to do
  • learn how to prepare your clay (wedging)
  • learn how to prepare and roll out your slabs and joining techniques
  • learn how to use moulds to build your slab object,
  • be introduced to a range of basic hand surface decorating techniques (for example sgraffito, rolled decoration, slips)
  • prepare your object for firing

1 or 2 objects (size dependent) will be fired. Bisque firing will occur during the week and work can be collected on Sunday 14 January where you may choose to glaze your vessels and have them fired (included in the workshop fee).

Materials

Included in the course fee are:
1 x bag of clay. Additional clay may be purchased at $5 per 2kg (or $20 a 10kg bag)
You will be able to use our clay tools during the workshop, or you if you already have a set bring what you have.
1 or 2 objects (size dependent) will be bisque fired. Bisque firing will occur during the week and work can be collected on Sunday 14 January where you may choose to glaze your vessels and have them fired (included in the workshop fee).

All students should bring:
an apron
a notebook to take notes and sketch your ideas

See our full program of term, one and two day ceramic and pottery courses

Maximum of 12 students in hand-building workshops or 8 in wheel throwing workshops Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, clay is supplied for ceramic workshops and this is included in your fees. Please read what to bring carefully. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$190 Limited inc GST
Clay Hand Building Functional Ceramics | Slab Building Techniques

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Enrol in 3 or more 2018 Summer Art School for Adults workshops and receive a 10% discount | Price includes most materials and firing | Suitable for absolute beginners

See our full program of term, one and two day ceramic and pottery courses

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