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Pottery Wheel Introduction for Beginners 2-Day Workshop


Sat 5 Jan 2019, 9:30am–3:30pm
Sun 6 Jan 2019, 9:30am–3:30pm

Where: Art Est. Gallery, 67–69 Lords Road, Leichhardt, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: art6

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at the pottery wheel, then this is introductory workshop is for you. In this two day workshop you will learn and practice the basics and you’re sure to get hooked! This session is suitable for absolute beginners or those who have a little previous experience and would like to practice under the guidance of a tutor.

What to expect:

Day 1

- Watch demonstrations by your tutor who will show you step by step what to do
- Learn how to prepare your clay (wedging)
- Practise the fundamental techniques of wheel throwing including: centering and shaping
- Practise throwing simple cylindrical objects (pots, bowls, vessels)

Day 2

- Learn and practice trimming your thrown vessels
- Be introduced to a range of basic hand surface decorating techniques (for example sgraffito, rolled decoration)
- 1 or 2 objects (size dependent) will be bisque fired. Bisque firing will occur during the week and work can be collected at a later date. You may choose to glaze your vessels and have them glaze fired, this is an additional fee.

Our purpose built ceramics studio is equipped with 8 wheels. Clay can be purchased at the workshop, a limited number of glazes are available and work is kiln fired on the premises. There is a maximum of 8 students in this class.

Art Est. Art School is a dynamic creative hub for the visual arts in Leichhardt, the heart of Sydney’s inner west. Founder and Director Jennifer McNamara established Art Est in 2008 with a vision to create an art space where students of all ages and abilities can discover their artistic potential in a professional studio environment with practicing artists. Art Est has gained a reputation for providing quality tuition in a nurturing and relaxed environment.

Our spacious, light-filled warehouse is an inspiring art space featuring four teaching studios and gallery space and a brand new dedicated ceramics studio. Our professionally managed and purpose built pottery and ceramics studio is equipped with 8 pottery wheels (Venco), dedicated handbuilding stations, slab roller, extruder, glaze and kiln rooms. The studio has 3 electric kilns and all firing occurs on the premises managed by the studio coordinator. A good selection of glazes are available for student use. Clay is also available for purchase by students. View our ceramics and pottery classes

Art Est. is conveniently located within walking distance from Light Rail stations, as well as plenty of on site and unmetered street parking. All our tutors are practicing artists and experts in their genre and medium. You can click on the tutor’s name in the course information to find out more about their qualifications, art practice and the courses or workshops they are currently teaching at Art Est. More.