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Introduction to Clay Weekly Tuesday

Introduction to Clay Weekly Tuesday

Introduction to Clay Weekly 

Tuesday course overview with Erin Kocaj.

FULLY BOOKED.

This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for handbuilding, wheelthrowing and glazing.

START DATE

Tuesday
21 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 Tuesday evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks. Starts Tuesday 21 July and finishes on Tuesday 15 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 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

Erin graduated from the ANU School of Art Ceramics Department in 2011. As an artist she likes to make highly patterned objects, both functional and non-functional. Her works are recognisable by the linear pattern that she employs. The quality of the linear pattern can be organic or constructed; often she places the two alongside each other in contrast. The objects often flaunt an optical display of balance and tension.

Erin joined Canberra Potters teaching staff in 2016.

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This class is fully booked.

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Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Introduction to Clay Weekly Tuesday

Introduction to Clay Weekly Wednesday

Introduction to Clay Weekly 

Wednesday course overview with Suzanne Fox. 

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

Suzanne Fox has been an active and valuable member of the Canberra Potters community for many years She is a graduate of the ANU School of Art. A passionate handbuilder she has been teaching children and adults at Canberra Potters since 2014. Suzanne was instrumental in our successful grant application to develop and run Pottery for All a short courses for seniors and subsequent exhibition. In addition to her usual classes she teaches a weekly U3A pottery class that uses Canberra Potters workshop facilities.

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. 

FULLY BOOKED.

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Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Introduction to Clay Weekly Tuesday

Introduction to Clay Weekly Thursday

Introduction to Clay Weekly 

Thursday course overview with Chris Harford.

FULLY BOOKED.

This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for handbuilding, wheelthrowing and glazing.

START DATE

Thursday
23 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 Thursday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks. Starts Thursday 23 July and finishes on Thursday 17 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.  

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. 

FULLY BOOKED.

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We produce a monthly newsletter that has information that may not be on this website. Subscribe free of charge.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Introduction to Clay Weekly Tuesday

Introduction to Clay Weekly Friday

Introduction to Clay Weekly 

Friday morning course overview with Katrina Leske.

FULLY BOOKED.

This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for handbuilding, wheelthrowing and glazing.

START DATE

Friday
24 July 2020

DURATION

This class over a 9 week term 

TIMES

10.00am–1.00pm

where

Workshop 2

CLASS SIZE

Max 8 students

PRICE

$405

Adults

WEEKLY

This Term class is held on Friday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm for nine weeks.
Starts Friday 24 July and finishes on Friday 18 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 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

Katrina is passionate about all things clay, with a focus on wheel-throwing, through which she makes refined functional ware and organic sculptural works. 

Katrina has been part of the Canberra Potters team since 2017. Throughout her studies and since graduating from the ANU School of Art and Design with Honours in 2018, she has been an active member of the regional ceramic community. Currently working as a teacher and the Gallery Manager at Canberra Potters, she is thrilled to be able to introduce more people to the wonderful world of clay through both of these roles. 

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. 

FULLY BOOKED.

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Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Introduction to Clay Weekly Tuesday

Introduction to Clay Weekly Friday

Introduction to Clay Weekly

Friday evening course overview with Anna O’Neale.

FULLY BOOKED.

This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for handbuilding, wheelthrowing and glazing.

START DATE

Friday
24 July 2020

DURATION

This class over a 9 week term

TIMES

6.00pm–9.00pm

where

Workshop 2

CLASS SIZE

Max 8 students

PRICE

$405

Adults

WEEKLY

This Term Three class is held on Friday evenings 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks.

Starts Friday 24 July and finishes on Friday 18 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 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

Anna is a ceramic sculptor whose focus lies in the creation of anthropomorphic creatures that blur the boundaries of human, animal and machine. Her contemporary sculptures embody human characteristics, each with their own personality. They are cartoon-like, comical and playful. In 2015 she graduated from the ANU with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Ceramics and in 2016 was awarded a residency with Canberra Potters and started working with us shortly after.

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. 

FULLY BOOKED.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

We produce a monthly newsletter that has information that may not be on this website. Subscribe free of charge.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800