Pottery and Ceramics - Hand Building for Beginners

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Course description

Pottery and Ceramic Hand Building classes in Sydney.

Explore the practice of pottery and how a bit of clay is transformed into a piece of beautiful, long-lasting ceramic.

In this Hand Builiding for Beginners course you will be given guidance in various aspects of the ceramics process and will make a cup, a bowl, and a small plate.

You will be taken through the hand-building method, how to employ various techniques of surface decoration, firing in an electric kiln and mixing and applying glazes.

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

Ideal for…

This course is designed for absolute beginners or people with minimal working knowledge of ceramics.

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

By the end of the course, you will have learnt how to

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

Louise M Studio
20-28 Carrington Road
Marrickville, NSW, 2204
(Access via Renwick Street)

Other 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.

Course testimonials:

  • Jessica Said: I had a great time learning how to make a variety of things with Louise, it was a fun course that I highly recommend. My only suggestion would be to include a map on how to get there for the first time.

  • Iro Said: 4 Stars

  • Fiona Said: "Five stars"