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Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Monday course overview with Georgie Bryant

FULLY BOOKED.

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

START DATE

Monday
20 July 2020

DURATION

This class over a 9 week term

TIMES

6.00pm–9.00pm

where

Workshop 2

CLASS SIZE

Max 8 students

PRICE

$355

Adults

WEEKLY

This Term Three class is held on Monday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks. Starts Monday 20 July and finishes on Monday 14 September 2020.

For this course you will need:

Your toolkit, an apron, an old towel, a microfibre cloth or handtowel, a sponge and a notebook/art journal or your ideas. Clay and tools are available for purchase during class or at the shop.

Throughout the course Georgie will help you to explore:

Throwing and refining a range of different forms such as bowls, mugs, vases and plates. A variety of decorative and finishing techniques will also be explored. This course is designed for people who have some experience of wheel throwing (for example have completed our Introduction to Clay course).

About the teacher

Georgie Bryant

Georgie has been teaching at Canberra Potters since 2014. She has a Masters of Teaching and a passion for sharing her skills and knowledge with others. Georgie enjoys teaching introductory classes, which she loves for the fun, discovery and enjoyment that comes with introducing students to working with clay. She teachers regular wheel throwing classes at Canberra Potters, where she works to develop her students technique and help them reach their goals.

In her own practice as Linburn Handmade, she combines beauty and function in her wheel thrown tableware. Linburn Handmade is used by numerous restaurants and cafes in Canberra and Sydney as well as by individuals for home use. Georgie is ever keen to experiment with new techniques and to keep learning!

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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.

FULLY BOOKED.

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Address

1 Aspinall Street, Watson
ACT, Australia. 2602.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Thursday course overview with Maryke Henderson.

FULLY BOOKED.

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

START DATE

Thursday
23 July 2020

DURATION

This class over a 9 week term

TIMES

6.00pm–9.00pm

where

Workshop 2

CLASS SIZE

Max 8 students

PRICE

$355

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.

For this course you will need:

Your toolkit, an apron, an old towel, a microfibre cloth or handtowel, a sponge and a notebook/art journal or your ideas. Clay and tools are available for purchase during class or at the shop.

Throughout the course Maryke will help you to explore:

Throwing and refining a range of different forms such as bowls, mugs, vases and plates. A variety of decorative and finishing techniques will also be explored. This course is designed for people who have some experience of wheel throwing (for example have completed our Introduction to Clay course).

About the teacher

Maryke Henderson

Maryke loves to teach and share the knowledge that she has gained over the 38 years of exploring clay with her students. Before moving to Canberra in 2002 to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) degree with Honours, she taught ceramics at the New England Institute of TAFE (Tamworth Campus), during which time she attended many workshops, conferences and courses around the state to improve her skills and knowledge.
As well as her passion for pottery, Maryke’s love for preparing tasty meals for friends and family compliments her practice. Form and function are an intrinsic part in her design process, and the pots that she uses to present the food enhance the pleasure of sitting around the table sharing both food and conversation.
Maryke joined the teaching team at Canberra Potters in 2003, during which time she has worked with both children and adults in term classes and teaching short courses
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.

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Address

1 Aspinall Street, Watson
ACT, Australia. 2602.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Friday course overview with Suzanne Fox.

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

START DATE

Friday
24 July 2020

DURATION

This class over a 9 week term

TIMES

6.00pm–9.00pm

where

Workshop 1

CLASS SIZE

Max 12 students

PRICE

$355

Adults

WEEKLY

This Term Three class is held on Friday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks.
Starts Friday 24 July and finishes on Friday 18 September 2020.

For this course you will need:

Your toolkit, an apron, an old towel, a microfibre cloth or handtowel, a sponge and a notebook/art journal or your ideas. Clay and tools are available for purchase during class or at the shop.

Throughout the course Suzanne will help you to explore:

Throwing and refining a range of different forms such as bowls, mugs, vases and plates. A variety of decorative and finishing techniques will also be explored. This course is designed for people who have some experience of wheel throwing (for example have completed our Introduction to Clay course).

About the teacher

Suzanne Fox

Suzanne 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.

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Address

1 Aspinall Street, Watson
ACT, Australia. 2602.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Handbuilding

Clay Foundations Handbuilding

Sunday course overview with Erin Kocaj

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

START DATE

Sunday
26 July 2020

DURATION

This class over a 9 week term 

TIMES

2.00pm–5.00pm

where

Workshop 1

CLASS SIZE

Max 12 students

PRICE

$355

Adults

WEEKLY

This Term Three class is held on Sunday afternoons from 2.00pm to 5.00pm for nine weeks. Starts Sunday 26 July and finishes on Sunday 20 September 2020.

For this course you will need:

Your toolkit, an apron, an old towel, a microfibre cloth or handtowel, a sponge and a notebook/art journal or your ideas. Clay and tools are available for purchase during class or at the shop.

Throughout the course Erin will help you to explore:

  • source material: the art and necessity of looking and recording (digital/drawing/painting)
  • scale and form (developing an idea, complex curves, energy lines).
  • The focus of the course is on developing your skills and understanding of the three basic forms of handbuilding: pinching, coiling and slab building. You will learn techniques for making refined, strong and resolved pots and or sculptures of your own design. If you are seeking inspiration and guidance to develop your personal style, Erin will guide you through a series of structured activities to bring your ideas to life. If you are already full of ideas, she will provide you with the technical knowledge and skills needed for you to achieve your goals.

About the teacher

Erin Kocaj was first involved with Canberra Potters in her school years, taking classes during college with the aim of getting into art school. After graduating with Honours in Ceramics from the ANU School of Art in 2011, she joined the Canberra Potters teaching staff in 2016. During this time, she also initiated ‘Claybodies’- a group of local ceramic artists who support, showcase and celebrate ceramics in the community through discussion groups, exhibitions and workshops.
As an artist she likes to make highly patterned objects, both functional and non-functional. Her works are recognisable by their linear pattern and references to nature that she employs. The quality of the linear pattern can be organic or constructed; often she places the two alongside each other in a contrastive display of balance and tension.

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. 

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Address

1 Aspinall Street, Watson
ACT, Australia. 2602.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Clay Foundations Wheel Basics

Sunday course overview with Joey Burns.

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

START DATE

Sunday
26 July 2020

DURATION

This class over a 9 week term

TIMES

2.00pm–5.00pm

where

Workshop 2

CLASS SIZE

Max 8 students

PRICE

$355

Adults

WEEKLY

This Term Three class is held on Sunday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for nine weeks.
Starts Sunday 26 July and finishes on Sunday 20 September 2020.

For this course you will need:

Your toolkit, an apron, an old towel, a microfibre cloth or handtowel, a sponge and a notebook/art journal or your ideas. Clay and tools are available for purchase during class or at the shop.

Throughout the course Joey will help you to explore:

Throwing and refining a range of different forms such as bowls, mugs, vases and plates. A variety of decorative and finishing techniques will also be explored. This course is designed for people who have some experience of wheel throwing (for example have completed our Introduction to Clay course).

About the teacher

Joey Burns is a potter based near Gundaroo, New South Wales. He first trained in a production factory making pottery before deciding to study, receiving his Diploma Of Ceramics from Northern Beaches TAFE Sydney. After working as a ceramics technical assistant at the Ernabella Art Centre in outback South Australia, he now works from his home studio making functional pottery. Joey has been an assistant teacher for Canberra Potters’ children’s classes since early 2020.

The works Joey makes are simple reflections of his surroundings, whether it be influences taken from the people and cityscapes of the cities he has lived in, places he’s visited, or landscapes from the rural area he grew up and now lives in. He tries to incorporate a sense of character and personality into his pieces, which he gathers from interactions with people, animals, and architecture.

The malleable nature of clay allows Joey to spontaneously create abstracted gestures of these visual, tactile, and aural influences. He fires his work in wood-burning kilns in order to achieve a non-contrived reference to the colours and surface textures from the original inspiration behind the forms.

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.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

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Address

1 Aspinall Street, Watson
ACT, Australia. 2602.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670