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Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Thursday course overview with Maryke Henderson.


This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for wheelthrowing, trimming and glazing.


23 July 2020


This class over a 9 week term




Workshop 2


Max 8 students





This Term Three class is held on Thursday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks. Starts Thursday 23 July and finishes on Thursday 17 September 2020.

For this course you will need:

Your toolkit, an apron, an old towel, a microfibre cloth or handtowel, a sponge and a notebook/art journal or your ideas. Clay and tools are available for purchase during class or at the shop.

Throughout the course Maryke will help you to explore:

Throwing and refining a range of different forms such as bowls, mugs, vases and plates. A variety of decorative and finishing techniques will also be explored. This course is designed for people who have some experience of wheel throwing (for example have completed our Introduction to Clay course).

About the teacher

Maryke Henderson

Maryke loves to teach and share the knowledge that she has gained over the 38 years of exploring clay with her students. Before moving to Canberra in 2002 to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) degree with Honours, she taught ceramics at the New England Institute of TAFE (Tamworth Campus), during which time she attended many workshops, conferences and courses around the state to improve her skills and knowledge.
As well as her passion for pottery, Maryke’s love for preparing tasty meals for friends and family compliments her practice. Form and function are an intrinsic part in her design process, and the pots that she uses to present the food enhance the pleasure of sitting around the table sharing both food and conversation.
Maryke joined the teaching team at Canberra Potters in 2003, during which time she has worked with both children and adults in term classes and teaching short courses
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