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CLASSES

Weekend Workshops
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Weekend Afternoons         2 hours         $100

Indulge in the creative muddy escape of wheel throwing this weekend. No experience needed.

Saturdays                                  Sundays  

2pm - 4pm                                 2pm - 4pm

Weekend Workshops are run with a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 7

In this 2-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the ancient art of throwing on the potter’s wheel. The workshop is a creative and fun way to spend a couple of hours in Warrandyte, on a weekend afternoon.
 

Your creations will be twice fired and glazed by our experienced staff and ready for collection 2 - 4 weeks after the workshop.  

What you will learn:

How to prepare clay, centre it on the wheel and step by step wheel throwing skills for making simple vessel forms such as cylinders and bowls.

Course Includes:

Expert tuition

Stoneware clay

Use of basic tools

Use of pottery wheel

Up to 3 of your pots fired and glazed.

Many people choose to do this popular workshop once a month to catch up with friends, and follow the session with a late lunch in beautiful Warrandyte then a walk along the river. 

Hand-building & Wheel
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Weekly Classes            

5 weeks     2.5 hours per week   $290

Introduction to fundamental hand building techniques such as slab, pinch and coil as well as an introduction to wheel throwing. 

Monday Night     6pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday Night     6pm - 8:30pm 

                           

Wednesday Afternoon     12:30pm - 3pm


Suitable for beginners or those with more experience who wish to learn a range of hand-building techniques such as slab, pinch and coil as well as an introduction to wheel throwing. 

Class sizes are kept small with a maximum of 7 people to ensure each person has ample individual tutor time, access to their own pottery wheel and can develop skills at their own pace. 

Course includes:

Expert tuition

10kg of clay to start you off

Use of basic tools

Use of wheels and all other studio equipment

Use of studio glazes

Course fee $290   - does not include firing or extra clay.

Firing costs $10 per kg  

Beginner Wheel
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Weekly Classes 

5 week course     2.5 hours per session   $290

Class sizes are kept small to ensure each person has access to a pottery wheel and can develop skills at their own pace. 

Monday 10am - 12:30pm

Wednesday 1:30pm - 4pm​

No experience necessary. Class sizes are kept small with a maximum of 7 people to ensure each person has access to a pottery wheel and can develop skills at their own pace.

Classes are structured so students progressively learn new techniques every session. Initially you will learn the basic methods of clay preparation then move on to the pottery wheel where you will learn effective methods of centering the clay and creating your desired forms. Step by step methods for throwing various forms will be followed by learning how to trim the forms in preparation for bisque firing. 

Course includes:

Expert tuition

10kg of clay to start you off

Use of basic tools

Use of wheels and studio equipment

Use of studio glazes

Course fee does not include firing or extra clay

Firing costs $10 per kg     Clay can be purchased from various shops. 

Glaze Workshop

Weekly Classes 

5 week course     2.5 hours per session $290

This course is suitable for those with more experience who wish to learn how to make and alter their own glazes safely and effectively. 

 

Classes by request

The course is suitable for beginners or those with more experience who wish to learn how to make their own glazes safely and effectively. Class sizes are kept small with a maximum of 7 people to ensure each person has ample individual tutor time.

 

Safety is imperative when making glazes and is therefore an important part of any glaze course. You will also learn the components needed in a glaze recipe, how to alter a base glaze colour, change it from gloss to matte and alter texture. Each person will make their own test tiles and have an opportunity to alter and test glaze samples.

What you will learn:

How to make test tiles

Basic nature of glazes

Safety when making glazes

Components needed in a stable functional glaze

How to alter gloss in a glaze

How to alter colour in a glaze

Glaze fit

Methods of applying glazes

Course includes:

Expert tuition

Clay to make test tiles

Use of basic tools to make tiles

Base glaze recipe

Test tiles bisque & glaze fired

Use of studio base glaze for testing

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