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Winter School 

Professional Practice with Malcolm Greenwood


Workshop 1


Saturday 20 July 2019






Day workshop

Class overview

Malcolm Greenwood produces custom designed and handmade tableware for hotels, restaurants, and cafes throughout Australia and overseas.  His work has been featured in most of Australia’s leading design and style magazines, food magazines and in the books of several of Australia’s leading chefs. For more about his work visit his website.
Having trained with Makoto Yabe Malcolm follows Japanese traditions and techniques. He will share these skills and his tips, tricks, and tools for working efficiently in the studio and taking care of your body. This workshop is packed with information Malcolm will demonstrate many aspects of professional practice. There will be opportunities for you to put a number of these into practice during the workshop.
The workshop will begin with raw glazing and firing, followed by slab making, throwing and interspersed with tool making.
If you have questions about the workshop you can email Malcolm on [email protected]


Saturday 20 July – Wednesday 24 July 2019.




Workshop 1

The Workshop includes


  • Loading the kiln…where different work/glazes should go in the kiln
  • Firing schedule for raw glazing.

Spiral Wedging

  • Demonstration & discussion of how critical wedging is

Throwing & trimming

  • Off the hump
  • Without water…bed sheet
  • Making and using a Tombo

Slabs & press moulding

  • Slab cutting tool…making and using
  • Slab preparation
  • Demonstration of press moulding
  • Various types of press moulds…discussion and making

Tool Making

  • Ribs, throwing stick
  • Tombo
  • Trimming tools

About the artist

Much of Malcolm’s time is now dedicated to producing custom designed and made tableware to hotels, restaurants and cafes throughout Australia, including Southern Ocean Lodge, Longitude 131, Capella Lodge, Park Hyatt Hotel, The Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Monopole, Yellow, Masuya Group, Single Origin Roasters, Patricia’s Coffee Brewers, Aqua Dining, Ormeggio, Bennelong, Bathers Pavilion, Nomad, Firedoor, Rengaya and Artemis (Singapore)

Malcolm Greenwood’s work has been featured in most of Australia’s leading design and style magazines, food magazines and in the books of several of Australia’s leading chefs.

This extensive production work not only serves as Malcolm’s income source but equally importantly, allows him to continually develop his ceramic skills and knowledge, which are then directed at the creation of his exhibition work. There is a constant `to and fro’ of techniques and ideas between Malcolm’s production and exhibition work.

His work is sublimely simple, showcasing classic shapes and innovative glazes. As a result of Malcolm’s travels and various experiences, his work represents influences from both East and West.

All his pieces are highly sought-after by Sydney’s leading stylists and collectors.

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