Pottery (Handbuilding & Beginners Wheel) - Northern Beaches Community College

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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
  • $35 for clay payable to trainer to cover the cost for 8 weeks.

About the Tutors:

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.

Bridget Willis

"Wherever Bridget has lived in the world, she has always found a way to have her hands in clay.  With over 30 years experience, Bridget says throwing on the wheel is like a meditation, but it does take practice and perseverance.  She has an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Ceramics) TAFE. In 2021 Bridget and three other ceramicists co-founded Crackpot Studios and Gallery in Freshwater."

Please Note: There is a limit of 9 students, so please book in quickly to avoid disappointment. No discounts.

$485 Limited inc GST
Pottery (Handbuilding & Beginners Wheel)

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Course testimonials:

  • I enjoyed handbuilding!
  • 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.
  • Wonderful course, calm and very understanding instructor. Great course for beginners
  • Had a really enjoyable time! Looking forward to doing more courses in the future.
  • Fantastic introduction. Sally was the best trainer. Great at explaining techniques, hands on, friendly. Thank you I will be back
  • I enjoyed being able to make what I wanted and see the end result
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I enjoyed creating both on the wheel and by hand. Simone is very supportive of all students.
  • I’m enjoying this course so much I’m returning for another term :)