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Pottery(Handbuilding & Beginners Wheel)

Course Outline:

Learn the fun techniques of shaping clay on the wheel or freehand. Students will learn how to create bowls, vessels, mugs and other useful items. Each student will have their own wheel and will be learning in a friendly and relaxed environment. Glaze and firing costs are included in the course fee. This course is suitable for art teachers who are seeking professional development, HSC students who wish to enhance their major works, Fine Art Students who are considering a career as a potter or complete beginners.

Please Bring:

  • Old towel
  • Covered Footwear
  • $28 for clay payable to trainer to cover the cost for 8 weeks.

About the Tutors:

Simone Young

Simone Young has a TAFE Diploma in Ceramics. With well over 30 years of experience working in clay loves to share her skills with people to create their vision in this wonderful diverse infinitely creative medium.
Simone is inspired by the natural world, the sea, and national parks that surrounds her studio on the Northern Beaches in Terrey Hills. Incorporating elements such as sea urchins, shells, feathers, and beautiful places in her work.

Sally Howe

Sally has been a ceramic artist, teacher and maker for many years and says that making things with clay has been a long and abiding passion for her. These days she continues to make and exhibit both sculptural and functional pieces...
She has a Fine Arts degree from Sydney Uni and Fine Arts and Ceramic certificates from TAFE.

Evan Davis

Evan Davis is an experienced Ceramic Artist, combining over 30 experience. Evan worked as a professional artist for over 20 years, running a production studio and retail Gallery in The Rocks, Sydney.

 Evan has extensive experience in Ceramic forming techniques, surface decoration and glazing.

 Evan is a qualified secondary Teacher and holds a Degree in Education and Fine Arts qualifications.

Please Note: There is a limit of 9 students, so please book in quickly to avoid disappointment.

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

Course testimonials:

  • I enjoyed handbuilding!
  • I absolutely loved the course. Simone, the teacher, is lovely. Very laid back, friendly, patient and knowledgeable.
  • I enjoyed creating both on the wheel and by hand. Simone is very supportive of all students.
  • I enjoyed being able to make what I wanted and see the end result
  • I enjoyed being able to get my hands on some clay and make stuff and see it all fired at the end ready to use.
  • Had a really enjoyable time! Looking forward to doing more courses in the future.
  • Great course, great teacher, great fun!
  • I’m enjoying this course so much I’m returning for another term :)
  • Sally our teacher was relaxed and flexible to work with the class and the individual levels of skills. I liked that she shared her creative value add to our work in an understated flexible way. i.e. She encouraged us to bring our own creative ideas but then regular added some suggestions.
  • Just loved getting back into working on the wheel. It is very satifying making something and see it come to fruition from a lump of clay to a final creation.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113