Pottery & Ceramics Course: Hand Building for Beginners

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Fire up the kiln and prepare to unleash your inner artist! Learn to hand-build pottery with our pottery short courses in Sydney!

Learn about the practice of pottery and how lumps of soft clay transform into beautiful pieces of long-lasting ceramic with these ceramics classes in Sydney. In this pottery and ceramics class, you will be given guidance in various aspects of the ceramics process and will make a pair of test pieces before moving on to a self-determined main project with support from your teacher. You will be taken through hand-building methods, how to employ various techniques of surface decoration, firing in an electric kiln and mixing and applying glazes.

Come to this pottery & ceramics class with a readiness to learn and to get your hands dirty, and you will go home with several pieces designed and made by yourself.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this pottery and ceramics class, you should be able to:

  • use tools and equipment to decorate and shape clay
  • build basic forms in clay
  • prepare and apply glazes
  • fire your pieces

What will be covered in this pottery course?

  • Information about how ceramics are created
  • Handbuilding techniques
  • Surface decoration techniques
  • Design
  • Firing in electric kilns
  • Mixing and applying glazes

Week 1

  • Introduction to ceramics and clay
  • Begin hand-building tests

Week 2

  • Begin hand-building main project
  • Surface decoration techniques
  • Glazing tests

Week 3

  • Finalise hand-built pieces
  • Further surface decoration techniques

Week 4

  • Applying glazes
  • Firing

Who is this pottery course for?

These pottery classes are designed for:

  • absolute beginners or students with minimal working knowledge of ceramics

Course venue

Louise M Studio

20-28 Carrington Road, Marrickville NSW 2204 (access via Renwick Street)

Additional information

  • Please don’t wear your best clothing! Clay will wash out, but it’s better to wear some older clothes
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes
  • You will need to return a week after the last class to collect your pieces. You will be able to discuss this with your teacher.

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Pottery & Ceramics Course: Hand Building for Beginners

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Pottery & Ceramics Course: Hand Building for Beginners

<p>Fire up the kiln and prepare to unleash your inner artist! Learn to hand-build pottery with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/pottery">pottery short courses</a> in

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$219 Limited inc GST / $164 / $175.20 / $197.10

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