Pottery Introduction Byron Community College

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Pottery Introduction

Pottery Introduction

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn basic techniques in handbuilding and wheel work. Both of these creative processes are beautiful and quite different in nature. You will have a “taste” of both worlds and finish your own handmade pieces. Additional materials $70 plus firing costs.

In this course you will get the opportunity to learn and experience:

  • Introduction of clay types and preparation for wheel throwing and hand building
  • Basic skill of throwing on the wheel: centring, pulling up, opening the form
  • Building and joining with slabs and coils
  • Basic design principals

Included in the workshop:

Bag of clay of your choice
Variety of Tools
4 pottery wheels
Studio equipment and tools
Slips & glazes
Different ways of decorating using underglaze, sgraffito, engraving and more

*please note: firing your pieces will have a fee applied, this will be determind by the amount of space your work takes in the kiln.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes that can get muddy, closed shoes
  • A large towel dedicated for play/clay (pre loved one is perfect)
  • Apron
  • Patience and your creative flare
  • Tea and coffee supplied with love
  • Feel free to bring along a snack and lunch
  • $70 to pay tutor for materials

Feedback from Past Students

“I love this course - great introduction.” Vanessa Wiesner

“I really enjoyed the learning and found it has launched me into a lifelong activity.” Paul Jameson

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Want to get a group together to do a course or workshop at a time that suits you? We can arrange an exculsive workshop or course for you (min 8 students or more) Contact us at admin@byroncollege.org.au or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.