Short courses in ceramics

Wheel-forming & hand-building

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The Potter’s Art: Beginners - wheel

  • $520, 8 weeks
  • Mondays 6.30-9.00pm 29 Jan - 26 Mar (no class 12/3) FULL
  • Thursdays 6.30-9.00pm 1 Feb - 22 Mar FULL
  • Saturdays 2.30-5.00pm 27 Jan - 24 Mar (no class 24/2) FULL

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

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The Potter's Art: Intermediate - wheel

  • $520, 8 weeks
  • Tuesdays 6.30-9.00pm 30 Jan - 20 Mar FULL

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.

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Hand-building Projects: Beginners

  • $520, 8 weeks
  • Tuesdays 6.30-9.00pm 30 Jan - 20 Mar FULL

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

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Form & Surface: Intermediate - (hand-building)

  • Thursdays 6-9pm $690 1 Feb - 22 Mar FULL
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.