Short courses in ceramics

Wheel-forming & hand-building

Please contact us to register your interest in classes
and we will be in touch when bookings open towards the end of the current term.

T1 Sat 27/1-Mon 26/3 FULL
T2 Mon 16/4-Sat 9/6 
T3 Mon 16/7-Sat 8/9
T4 Mon 8/10-Tue 4/12

The Potter’s Art: Beginners - wheel

  • $520, 8 weeks
  • Mondays 6.30-9.00pm
  • Thursdays 6.30-9.00pm
  • Saturdays 2.30-5.00pm

Learn the art of wheel-formed ceramics including making (throwing) on a pottery wheel, finishing and glazing simple shapes – a great foundation in ceramics for people new to clay or wanting to build on basic skills.

Fees include materials; firing $10.00/kg


The Potter's Art: Intermediate - wheel

  • $520, 8 weeks
  • Tuesdays 6.30-9.00pm

Consolidate and extend your wheel-forming skills; experimenting with different clay bodies, making larger and more complex shapes and modifying thrown work with handles, spouts or lids.  Students will also have the opportunity to try a selection of SoCA’s reduction-fired glazes.

Fees include house clay and use of stock glazes; specialist clays can be purchased; firing is $10.00/kg  Please note the focus of the class is on skill development and is not intended for making work for sale.


Hand-building Projects: Beginners

  • $520, 8 weeks
  • Tuesdays 6.30-9.00pm

Learn hand-building techniques including coil, slab and pinched construction of functional and sculptural objects and begin to explore surface possibilities including decorative techniques and glazing.  A great foundation in ceramics for people new to clay or wanting to refresh their off-wheel skills.

Fee includes materials; firing is $10.00/kg


Form & Surface: Intermediate - (hand-building)

  • Thursdays 6-9pm $690
Extend your exploration of hand-building methods and sculptural techniques, refine your skills and experiment with a diverse and interesting range of clays, and surface treatments such as slips, engobes and glazes. Explore areas of interest in traditional and contemporary ceramics.  Classes include projects designed around particular techniques and approaches as well as development of individual work.

Fee includes clay/materials for testing and development; specialised clays for individual projects can be purchased at SoCA; firing is $10.00/kg.