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Introduction to Clay Weekly 

Wednesday course overview with Chris Harford. 

FULLY BOOKED.

This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for handbuilding, wheelthrowing and glazing. It is normally offered as a nine week term class or as a 4 day intensive class.

START DATE

Wednesday
22 July 2020

DURATION

This class over a 9 week term 

TIMES

6.00pm–9.00pm

where

Workshop 1

CLASS SIZE

Max 12 students

PRICE

$405

Adults

WEEKLY

This Term Three class is held on Wednesday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks. Starts Wednesday 22 July and finishes on Wednesday 16 September 2020.

NO TIME FOR WEEKLY COURSE?

You can choose our INTENSIVE course. There are no intensives currently available. 
The same curriculum packed into 4 days over 2 weekends. SEE AND BOOK. You will be taken to another page.

 

This progressive course takes students through a range of techniques for working with clay.
This Weekly Course is the same curriculum as the INTENSIVE COURSE.
The course takes students through a range of techniques for working with clay.
  • students get a feel for clay and its properties through various handbuilding techniques and projects
  • introduction to glazing
  • focus on the potter’s wheel, learning to centre clay (the basis for all wheelthrowing) and form cylinders and other shapes
  • work produced during weeks so far is glazed ready for final firing.
  • a raku firing takes place when students will see some of their pots go through the raku rapid firing process. This is weather dependant and may not happen in very hot or high fire danger conditions.
Health and safety aspects of working with clay and pottery materials are covered during the course.

About the teacher

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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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. 

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Canberra Australia.

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