Clay Foundations Wheel Basics
Sunday course overview with Joey Burns.
This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for wheelthrowing, trimming and glazing.
26 July 2020
Max 8 students
This Term Three class is held on Sunday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks.
Starts Sunday 26 July and finishes on Sunday 20 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 Joey 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
Joey Burns is a potter based near Gundaroo, New South Wales. He first trained in a production factory making pottery before deciding to study, receiving his Diploma Of Ceramics from Northern Beaches TAFE Sydney. After working as a ceramics technical assistant at the Ernabella Art Centre in outback South Australia, he now works from his home studio making functional pottery. Joey has been an assistant teacher for Canberra Potters’ children’s classes since early 2020.
The works Joey makes are simple reflections of his surroundings, whether it be influences taken from the people and cityscapes of the cities he has lived in, places he’s visited, or landscapes from the rural area he grew up and now lives in. He tries to incorporate a sense of character and personality into his pieces, which he gathers from interactions with people, animals, and architecture.
The malleable nature of clay allows Joey to spontaneously create abstracted gestures of these visual, tactile, and aural influences. He fires his work in wood-burning kilns in order to achieve a non-contrived reference to the colours and surface textures from the original inspiration behind the forms.
Please read our HOW OUR BOOKING SYSTEM WORKS and Cancellation policy before booking this class.
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