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Term 2 Intensive Introduction to Clay Sat 29, Sun 30, Mon 31 May & Sun 20 June

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Sat 29, Sun 30, Mon 31 May & Sun 20 June


9am to 4.30pm


Georgie Bryant


Workshop Two

Would love to learn about clay but don't have time for a nine week course. Our Introduction to Clay Intensives offer an opportunity to immerse yourself over a long weekend and a Sunday a couple of weeks later - four days in total, learning all the same skills you'd learn in a nine week term class. Perfect for the time poor or those who just want to get in and start making.

This course is perfect for those who have never worked with clay, are interested in trying a new skill or as a re-introduction for people who have been out of touch for some time.

Days 1 to 3 cover handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques. Day 4 covers glazing and you participate in a raku firing.

This course takes students through a range of techniques for working with clay.

    • students get a feel for clay and its properties through various hand building techniques and projects
    • introduction to glazing using Canberra Potters glazes
    • focus on the potter’s wheel, learning to centre clay (the basis for all wheel throwing) form cylinders and other shapes
    • a raku firing takes place in the final week. Students will see some of their pots go through the raku rapid firing process. This is weather dependant and may not happen in unfavourable weather conditions
    • Health and safety aspects of working with clay and pottery materials are covered during the course.
    • Clay and firing are included. You will receive a pottery toolkit as part of your course.

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Beginner. No experience necessary.