Short courses and workshops

Short courses and workshops

To register interest for the next term of classes,
please email your preferred class & mobile number.
We will confirm availability soon after
the end of the current term.

T1 Mon 29/1 – Fri 22/3
T2 Mon 22/4 – Fri 14/6
T3 Mon 22/7 – Fri 13/9
T4 Mon 7/10 – Fri 6/12 (no classes 4-8 Nov)


Hand-building: Beginner/ongoing

  • $590, 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 further develop basic skills.

Fee includes materials; firing is $15.00/kg

utsuwa HB Yoko

Utsuwa: cup, bowl and bottle - Hand-building with Yoko Ozawa

  • $590, 8 weeks
  • Wednesdays 6.30-9.00pm

This class offers an opportunity to slow down and learn a way of making that gives deep consideration to the relationship between function, aesthetics, skill and the nature of ceramic materials and processes. Reference will be made to benchmark objects from contemporary Japanese ceramics – the cup, the bowl and the bottle. Students will work with a single clay, slip and ash glaze, taking time to make and remake, refining skills, developing aesthetic understanding and finding an approach to making these forms that allows the emergence of the qualities sought. Not all work made will be kept, but students will choose a selection of pieces for firing at the end of the term.

All levels are welcome

Fee includes materials; firing is $15.00/kg


Form & Surface: Intermediate +

  • Thursdays 6-9pm $710
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 $15.00/kg.