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Saturday late morning class

Course overview with Alex De Vos

In a term, students will explore a range of handbuilding and wheelthrown projects as well as glaze and fire their work.


8 February 2020


Students age 5+




Workshop 1


Max 12 students



Alex De Vos


Dates and duration: Term 1

9 weeks from Saturday 8 February to Saturday 11 April 2020. 
Our term classes run for one and a half hours.

The Class includes

All clay and firing.

What you will learn

In a term, students will explore a range of handbuilding and wheelthrown projects. They will learn to refine their work, make a range of different sculptural and functional items and be supported to develop their own ideas.
Parents are welcome to enrol as students, but parents attending as observers in the classroom will be at the discretion of Canberra Potters and is subject to the provision of a current Working with Vulnerable People card.

About the teacher

Alex’s interest in medieval history is reflected in the forms and decorative techniques that he employs in his work. He uses sgraffito to decorate forms based on Byzantine pottery, although he uses stoneware clays for their strength, a result of working in Canada for a year. The other main technique that he uses is salt-firing where a glaze is formed by adding salt to a kiln at high (stoneware) temperatures. His liking for fantasy creatures is also reflected in the dragons and gargoyles that frequently form decorative or design elements of his work.
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