Ceramics | Sculptural Hand-Building with Stephanie Phillips Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Ceramics | Sculptural Hand-Building with Stephanie Phillips

Ceramics | Sculptural Hand-Building with Stephanie Phillips
$325 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Sculptural Hand-Building with Stephanie Phillips

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<p>This 4 week course with the fabulous, well-known ceramicist Stephanie Phillips will give you the hand building skills and

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This 4 week course with the fabulous, well-known ceramicist Stephanie Phillips will give you the hand building skills and techniques used by Stephanie to create her stunning geometric, sculptural works. Stephanie’s generosity in sharing her tips, tricks and methods make these classes productive, and rich in ideas and information to get you making professional and unique works.

What to expect

Week 1: Design and plan

In your first class you will begin with research, finding inspiration and sketching your ideas. Stephanie will help you navigate design, size and scale, shape and hand-building possibilities and limitations. You will learn hand-building skills of coiling and slab building, joining, adding and tips and tricks to ensure your success. 

 Week 2: Refine and finish the first piece

Stephanie will guide you with ideas on how to best adjust, edit and refine your first piece.

Week 3: Design and make a companion piece 
Design and plan a smaller or larger work to coordinate with your first work from week 1.

 Week 4: Finish and refine

Exploration of surface decoration techniques including underglazing and adding texture.

What will you achieve?

During this course you will:

  • Create 2 – 3 beautiful sculptural ceramic works
  • Learn the essential hand building techniques
  • Learn professional tips and tricks
  • Learn surface texture
  • Learn underglazing and surface texture techniques
  • Learn and deepen your knowledge of the ceramics-making processes and how to ensure your work is successful

Is this class right for me?

This class is suitable for beginners and with ceramics experience.

What materials will be provided?

Included in the course is 3kg of white earthenware clay and a limited colour range of underglazes, and bisque, glaze firings. Additional clay can be purchased from ArtEst. Larger and additional pieces made in class can be fired at $12kg.

What materials do I need to bring?

The course includes a limited number of underglaze colours. If you would like more specialised colours for your work, they are available at local suppliers and online for purchase. If you wish to use other specialty glazes Stephanie will help you locate them. All tools are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring your own tools if preferred.

Please bring the following items:

  • A small fetting knife
  • Inspirational  reference materials

 You are also welcome to bring drinks and nibbles. We’ll supply the glasses.

Will my work be fired?

Standard works made as part of your course program will be bisque fired and glaze fired as part of your course fee. Your work will then be food and dishwasher safe. Larger and additional pieces made in class can be fired at $12kg. Works made outside of the ArtEst studio cannot be fired in our kilns.

What should I wear?

Clothes you feel comfortable in and don’t mind getting dirty. Clay, underglaze and glaze will wash out. It is best to have short fingernails.

About the classes

Our classes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

Unless otherwise noted, prices ‘exclude’ materials. Click here to see a list of local ceramic supply retailers.

To learn about our studios and amenities and how to get here, click here

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

Unless otherwise noted, prices *exclude* art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

To learn about our studios, amenites and how to get there, click here.


Save on your art class

Art Est accepts Creative Kids vouchers and memberships to help you save on your art class, along with regular discounts for current students. To find out what you are eligible for and how to book with these, visit our special offers and discounts page:

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