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Continuing Clay

Wednesday morning course overview with Chris Harford.

These are our most self-directed courses. They are for people with some clay knowledge and skills who are seeking expert guidance from our experienced teachers.

Some classes also provide supported teaching for people with disabilities.


22 July


This class over a 9 week term 


9.30am to 12.30pm


Workshop 1 


Max 12 students




Mark Saunders Technical Manager


This Term Three class is held on Wednesday mornings from 9.30pm to 12.30pm for nine weeks.
Starts Wednesday 22 July and finishes on Wednesday 16 September 2020.

For this course you will need:

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

Course information

Continuing Clay classes are perfect for people who have some clay skills and are developing their own style and studio practice. Bring along your ideas and our talented teachers will be able to help you bring them to life. Some continuing classes offer extra support for people with disabilities. All our Continuing Clay teachers are experienced potters and are skilled at teaching both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Teachers may focus on a particular theme or technique for the term that reflects the interests of students in the class

About the artist

Chris Harford is a full-time ceramic artist, known for his refined tableware and teapots, and has been a professional potter for nearly 35 years. High-fired stoneware and porcelain functional work has always been a major focus of his practice. Currently he designs and makes contemporary tableware for a number of prestigious Canberra restaurants, dinner sets for private clients, commissions and pieces for exhibition.
Harford established Spinning Gum Pottery in Canberra in 1996 and took a part-time position at the Canberra Potters Society as Workshop Manager, a position he held until 2017.  He now works from a studio at home and continues to teach and run workshops both in Canberra and interstate.
A range of techniques are used to explore his design ideas with the majority of the work being hand thrown on the wheel. The ware is high-fired to 1300C in either gas or electric kilns. Traditional glazes such as Tenmoku, Chun and Celadon are often a feature of his work, however he continues to add to his palette through continual exploration.  

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Continuing Clay Wednesday

Mornings with Chris Harford.

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