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Continuing Clay

Saturday afternoon course overview with Mark Saunders.

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.


25 July


This class over a 9 week term 




Workshop 1 


Max 12 students




Mark Saunders Technical Manager


This Term Three class is held on Saturday afternoons from 2.00pm to 5.00pm for nine weeks.
Starts Saturday 25 July and finishes on Saturday 19 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.

Learning glazes

In this Saturday class Mark Saunders will be offering an optional structured learning component — each week — focused on glaze.
Topics covered will be:
  • glaze theory
  • developing a glaze from scratch
  • mixing up a glaze batch from a recipe and glaze application.

About the artist

Mark Saunders

Mark is our Technical Manager and is responsible for the smooth and safe operation of the facilities key infrastructure. His knowledge of pottery and experience of ceramic arts practice provides him with the skills to maintain our kilns, wheels and associated technical equipment to ensure the delivery of sound operating services to our members, students and resident artists. Mark’s role includes overseeing the presentation and operation of our three workshops and allied areas and maintaining the workshop tools, machinery, fixtures and fittings. He ensures the workshops are well stocked with all materials necessary for the successful delivery of the programs offered by Canberra Potters.

As a practicing ceramic artist Mark has the relevant hands on skills in firing, programming and use of kilns, diverse firing practices and monitoring developments in technologies, materials and procedures. Mark is keen to share his knowledge and regularly holds workshops in his relevant areas of expertise.

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Membership gives you many benefits at low yearly prices.

Please read our HOW OUR BOOKING SYSTEM WORKS and Cancellation policy before booking this class.

Please watch our video on Being COVIDsafe at Canberra Potters before attending class. 

Afternoons with Mark Saunders.

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