A Paper Clay Sculpture Workshop (1 Day)

Experiment with the paper clay technique

6 hours Class size 6 to 12     label $20 ($600 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

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, bucks party or Christmas party.

Graham Hay adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Since 13/2/20 when WA restrictions apply:
Require all visitors to sign in or use QR code as well as take your forehead temperature via a thermal scanner.

Between classes wipe down all door handles, taps handles, toilet contact surfaces and soap dispensers with an disinfectant.

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

disinfectant 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.

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

Perth, WA

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

Your teacher can also travel within 200 kms 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.

4.8 (6)

Passionate about clay, and helping others learning about and enjoy making in clay. Internationally recognised expert in teaching both absolute beginners and the more experienced. Trained, accredited, and solid background in providing quality teaching and an outstanding learning experience detail below)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Separate degrees from 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: Invited into schools / universities / beginner / professional groups (350+ times) to give lectures, workshops and demonstrations, across 12 countries. Published 25 ceramic and ceramic education articles in journals, across six countries’ ceramic journals. Co-lead Hungarian, Sweden, and US (x5) international ceramics conferences. External examiner 2017 ANU ceramics PhD.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: ARTIST: Participated in 170+ exhibitions, four international ceramics 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 ACCREDITATION: Member of the Australian Ceramic Association, Craft Australia, Teacher Registration Board of WA, numerous national and professional ceramic, ceramic education, art education and artist associations. Elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics (peak world professional body)

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