A Paper Clay Sculpture Group Workshop

Experiment with the paper clay technique

6 hours Class size 6 to 12 label $97

Your teacher, Graham Hay is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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Since 13/23/20:
Between classes wipe down all door handles, taps handles, toilet contact surfaces and soap dispensers with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser specially ordered and made by a WA chemist chain.

Wipe down all class desks, plastic chairs, and soak all tools and sponges for at least half an hour with a custom bleach solution prescribed by the Federal Department of Health (https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/environmental-cleaning-and-disinfection-principles-for-covid-19.pdf)

Currently trialing a bleach solution instead of liquid soap in the bucket students wash clay off hands and tools and the floor mop water.

All cups and coffee/tea plungers are systematically sterilised in the dishwasher between classes and tutor regularly washes hands with soap and water during the lesson.

My thanks to two very considerate but healthy students recently returning from overseas, who had responsibility self quarantined for two and more weeks before returning to their class.

All students will be encouraged to wash hands at the beginning of each lesson, and before the coffee breaks. Instructions on how to this properly have been posted above sinks for a week.

If ongoing students ever feel unwell, or have been in close contact with someone who is, they are encourage to reschedule their class at least two weeks forward via the hot-link in the email confirming their second or subsequent lesson, or 48 hour reminder email. For the last decade ongoing students have been able do this at least two hours before the class, with their class credit is obviously preserved.

For safe handling of some glaze materials, the studio has always had a large stock of and wide range of sizes of free disposable latex and rubber gloves. Students are welcome to use these generally.

Over the last decade the average class size has been six students. It is anticipated that classes will be smaller over this current period of uncertainty, which will further reduce the r

Enjoy a hands on class where you will create paper clay sculptures with like-minded people!

Suitable for absolute beginners, teachers, through to the most experienced clay user. Learning from an expert, in a fun and hands-on way. Remember to wear old-comfortable clothes, as you may get messy being creative!

During the class you will learn new and centuries old clay techniques that you will use to create paper clay sculptures. You will master the technique and develop a personal, creative style, which you can then apply when making pottery and sculpture.

High quality instruction is provided by tertiary trained tutor Graham Hay, an internationally recognised ceramic artist and expert in teaching ceramics. He has taught both beginners and experienced students in over 300 primary and secondary schools, TAFE, universities and clay centres across WA, interstate, and in 12 countries. He has led international ceramics conferences and symposia in Hungary, Norway and the US, and has published over 20 journal articles. As an artist he has participated in 160 exhibitions in a dozen countries, within seven biennales, including during the 2017 Venice Biennale. A recipient of 20 awards, he has artwork In the Art Gallery of WA as well as public collections in six countries. See hiswebsite for details.

You will enjoy a fun, hands on, day of making, experimenting, with like-minded people and gain a real insight into the thinking, processes and studio practice of an artist. Gain new knowledge, skills, and confidence and take home one or two creations of your own.

What you'll get
- You will get one or two paper clay creations made by you.
- Includes free $20 of paper clay to use and keep.
- Free parking, tea and coffee.

What to bring
Covered shoes are necessary as this is a working artist studio. Bring a hand towel, box to take home your creations, and only if you have them; an old newspaper, ice cream or takeaway container with lid, clay tools or spare kitchen utilities (e.g. garlic crusher, apple corer, different sized bowls).

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.
This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a great Father's Day gift idea.


Perth, WA

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 200km of Perth for private classes

Your teacher
Graham Hay
Graham Hay
(Perth Pottery and Sculpture Classes)

A “clay-aholic", with over 20 years experience and tertiary qualifications in both making and teaching ceramics.

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Life long passion about clay, and helping others to enjoy learning about and making in clay. Internationally recognised expert in teaching absolute beginners and the very experienced.

Committed to continuously experimenting, learning and improving his own knowledge and art making.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Separate qualifications from Otago, UWA, Edith Cowan and Curtin University (hon). The latter two in ceramics and sculpture. Annually visits, shares and learns from fellow international level ceramic experts.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: EDUCATION: Co-lead Hungarian, Sweden, and US (x5) international ceramics conferences. Invited into schools / universities / beginner / professional groups (200+) to give lectures, workshops and demonstrations, across 12 countries. Invited external examiner of a 2017 ANU ceramics based PhD. In 2018 commenced a PhD at Curtin University. Published 25 articles in ceramic and ceramic education journals, in six countries.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: ARTIST: Participated in 170+ exhibitions, 4 international biennale, including the 2017 Venice Biennale. In public collections in six countries, including the Art Gallery of WA. Art and techniques feature in dozens of leading books and journals.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Exhibiting Member of the Australian Ceramic Association, Craft Australia, Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, numerous national and international professional ceramic, ceramic education, art education and artist associations.

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