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6 week handbuilding course- Tuesday nights

Snakebird Designs

Regular price $450.00

WHEN
  • Tuesday nights 5pm-7.30pm
  • Term starts Tuesday April 25th and runs until Tuesday May 30th 2023 
WHERE
  • The brand new private studio (name pending) in Coburg Studios (69 Charles St, Coburg North- across the road from the velodrome)
  • Plenty of parking and a short walk or bike ride to Batman station or Sydney Rd trams.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This 6 week term course will cover the basics of handbuilding techniques and get you started on your ceramic journey (or fill gaps in the self-taught potter's knowledge!) You will learn
  • How to prepare and recycle clay in a process called wedging
  • Basic handbuilding techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building
  • How to make and use test tiles and keep records for consistency
  • How to glaze your work using underglaze, oxides, stains and dipping glazes
  • A range of surface design techniques such as sgraffito and nerikomi 
 
WHAT WILL I MAKE?
  • Choose to work on your own projects or be guided through some suggested projects such as functional ware (mugs, cups and plates)
  • You will also be supported to combine techniques and forms to create your own sculptural or larger works
WHO WILL BE TEACHING ME?
Sarah from Snakebird Designs will be your teacher. Having several years of teaching experience, she prides herself on providing a fun, supportive environment to learn, play and express yourself through clay.
Enthusiastic and patient. Student curiosity and independence encouraged and facilitated.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Beginners up to intermediate students or self-taught potters are encouraged to join to fill gaps in your knowledge! 
Class size is a maximum of 6 students, ensuring everybody has plenty of one-on-one assistance.
 
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICING?
  • A 10kg bag of clay
  • All materials and glazes used in class
  • All firing costs

 

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