Beginners' and Intermediate Ceramics Courses

Beginners' and Intermediate Ceramics Courses


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TIME

STUDENTS

3 to 4

PRICE

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Description


This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate level folks wanting to learn how to work with clay from scratch, or to build on their existing skills.

Students will benefit from the small class size (4 max), so beginners and intermediates can all learn something new in each class. Not only will students learn about clay itself and the processes it goes through from being a lump to something fabulous, they will learn a range of hand-building techniques such as slab-building, press-moulding, pinching and coiling; and experiment with decorating and finishes through glazing, grafitto, resist and underglaze colours.

You may have something specific in mind you'd like to make, or no ideas at all. Fear not! We are in a creative space with plenty of ideas and techniques to share. Popular items to make are plates and bowls, jewellery, plant pots, mosquito coil holders and tea light holders...the list goes on.

You will be making for approximately the first 4 weeks of the course, and finishing your decorating and glazing in the remaining weeks. You will have to return to collect your finished pieces in one to two weeks following the course completion.

Offered on Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings, unless you have a group of four ready to go, in which case we can negotiate a time that suits us all.

**PLEASE NOTE FOR THE NEXT SET OF COURSES STARTING IN JULY, THERE WILL BE NO CLASS SUNDAY 21ST JULY OR WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY. The sixth and final class for these courses will therefore finish on Sunday 18th August or Wednesday 21st August.

This class is available on Request for groups of 3+.

Don't have a group of 3+ students? If you're happy to pay a higher price per person (total of $900 for the class), you can just Request to book this class for 3 students (and attend with fewer guests).

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shopping_basket What you'll get

All tools, materials (clay, glazes, underglazes, resists), firings and tuition.
INCENTIVES:
**10% cash back for students who re-sign with Ceramdams!!

build What to bring

Please have short nails and wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Please note the classes are from my outdoor garage, so wear warm clothes in colder conditions.

filter_6 Session repeats

This class series runs for 6 consecutive weeks, at the same time each week

Location




Croydon, NSW

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

Teacher

Ceramdams
Ceramdams

Design background, specialising in hand building ceramics. 25+ years in adult education.

5.0 (1)


My life has taken many turns, but I always come back to clay. I graduated in 1991 with a BA (Hons) Design, majoring in ceramics, from Staffordshire Polytechnic UK in the heart of the pottery industry. I made ceramic furniture for my degree show and exhibited in London shortly after at 'Young Designer of the Year'. I started teaching adults in 1992 as an English as a Second Language teacher, and have taught a range of subjects to adults ever since, many of them craft based. My first professional ceramics gig was in the late 90's working with Malcolm Greenwood, an immensely skilled production potter in Mosman NSW, and after that, I taught ceramics through Sydney Secondary College to people with severe mental illness. The course I designed and delivered won the 'course of the year' award, and one of my students won the 'Adult Learner of the Year'. This ignited a passion for me to work in mental health and I went back to uni to become an occupational therapist. Being able to put my creative passion and skills together with occupational therapy and my many years of teaching experience is like a gift to me. I feel like the luckiest person around when I do all three things at once! Doing creative pursuits helps people re-calibrate, get grounded, and switch off from all the buzz that goes on in their heads. We all know that feeling! Clay itself, being from the earth, is an especially therapeutic material to work with. I would love to share my creative streak with you and teach you clay hand building techniques such as slabbing, press-moulding, pinching and coiling; and decorating techniques with glazes, underglaze colours, resist and sgrafitto.


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Verified review for this class

5

• May 2019


Thanks Libby. I had a wonderful time at my first class last night. There is something very soothing about using clay. You have a great knowledge of ceramics and your say, show and do method of teaching meant I was able to pick up the skills for Press Moulding really quickly. I can’t wait to see how the dishes I made look next week. I’m really excited to see what new skills you have planned for lesson 2.

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