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Monday home school

Course overview with Alex De Vos


20 July 


Students age 5+




Workshop 1


Max 12 students



Child Term Three


This Term Three class is held on Monday mornings from 10.00am to 11.30am for nine weeks.
Starts Monday 20 July and finishes on Monday 14 September 2020.

For this class your child will need:

An apron, an old towel, a handtowel, and a sponge. Clay, firing and tools are provided.

Course Information

In a term, students will explore a range of hand building and wheel thrown projects. They will learn to refine their work, make a range of different sculptural and functional items and be supported to develop their own ideas.
Parents are welcome to enrol as students, but parents attending as observers in the classroom will be at the discretion of Canberra Potters and is subject to the provision of a current Working with Vulnerable People card.

About the teacher

Alex de Vos is a long-time member and teacher at Canberra Potters. After completing an Associate Diploma in Visual Arts in Ceramics at the Canberra School of Art in 1987, he started as a children’s teacher with the Canberra Potters Society in 1988. He has held various positions within the society since then.
Alex has a strong interest in medieval history, which is reflected in the forms and decorative techniques that he employs in his work. He uses sgraffito to decorate forms based on Byzantine pottery, although he uses ‘nontraditional’ stoneware clays for their strength, a result of working in Canada for a year. The other main technique that he uses is salt-firing where a glaze is formed by adding salt to a kiln at high (stoneware) temperatures. His liking for fantasy creatures is also reflected in the dragons and gargoyles that frequently form decorative or design elements of his work.  

Not a CPS member?

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. 

Parent or guardian must complete this form.

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