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Make a Ceramic Garden Totem

COMING TO OUR 2019 SUMMER ART SCHOOL | REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY JOINING THE WAITLIST

Course Overview

Students will learn learn basic clay handbuilding skills (no pottery wheel) designing and shaping elements for your garden totem. Your design could be organic or be based on items that particular meaning to you and your family. Students are encouraged to bring along some ideas (images or sketches) of their ideas for their totem.

Who can attend

No prior experience is necessary.

How many sessions are there?

You will need to attend 4 sessions in the studios. The course structure is as follows

Stage 1 | Making Saturday and Sunday 5 and 6 January (2 sessions) 9.30-2.30pm both days. These sessions are devoted to designing and making the pieces for your totem. Art Est. will dry and kiln fire the pieces ready for the next session.
Stage 4 | Glazing Sunday 13 January 9.30-2.30pm. This session is when nyou will use our glazes to decorate and colour your totem elements. Art Est will then glaze fire your pieces.
Stage 3 | Totem Pick Up & Stack Sunday 20 January 9.30-11.30am. At this session you will receive your base, pole and be helped to build/stack your totem and take it home.

What is included in the workshop fee?

Included in the course fee is

  • all tuition for 4 sessions ( 17 hours total)
  • up to 2 bags of clay (if you require more, you can purchase these)
  • 2 kiln firings of your clay pieces (on premises)
  • glaze colours
  • aluminium pole up to 50cm long + wood base

Image Totems by Huntoon

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.