Ceramics: Level 2
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PLEASE NOTE: Classes don't run on public holidays. Therefore, if a date within course falls on a public holiday, that week is skipped and the course is picked up the following week.
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Now that you’ve finally got your hands dirty with clay we know you’ve been waiting to jump right back in! We know how much you love learning from EJ, so we've built this class for her to take you on your next clay journey.
This 6 week course allows us to delve deeper into the medium since we’ve got more time and you have a little bit of experience under your belt from the Intro to Ceramics class. The types of projects we'll be working on are as follows:
- Centering clay properly
- Throwing bigger lump of clay
- Off the hump throwing
- Combining wheel throwing and hand building
- Making handles
- Sgraffito and other surface treatments
You will get more time on the wheel, throwing bigger, better in new shapes and forms, and you will also have time to work on your own projects.
This course will give you the skills and confidence to start working more independently in our ceramics studio. You never know, you might fall in love so much that you abandon your day job and become a MakerSpace & Co. ceramics member!
PLEASE NOTE: No classes are run on public holidays - if a date in your term class falls on a public holiday, that week is skipped.
About our teachers:
Minji Song - Ceramics Manager - Monday & Tuesday night classes
Born and Raised in South Korea, Minji has a background in Fashion Design. She first began taking pottery classes then never stopped working with clay ever since!
She has been exposed to many different clay studios and artists in the United States, South Korea, and Australia adapting different techniques and skills in pottery. She likes to explore shapes, forms, and textures with clay especially on a wheel with her fine attention to details and design skills.
EJ Son is a Sydney based artist born in 'the good Korea'. She studied her Honours majoring sculpture at the Sydney College of the Arts. She's recently shown her sculptures at the 541 Art space, The Other Art fair, Kerry Lowe Gallery, Australian Ceramics Triennale in Hobart and a solo show with Electrofringe. Her practice is experimental and cross disciplinary, combining different mediums such as performance, video and ceramics. She wasn’t always interested with wheel throwing, it was only when she had a humbling experience learning complexity of wheel throwing. She vividly dreamt of wheel throwing, waking up in confusion as her hands were clean and dry.
PLEASE NOTE: Our classes don't run on public holidays, so if a course includes a date that is a public holiday, this date is skipped and the lesson is made up the following week. We also don't provide make up classes for this course, so please make sure that you are able to commit to all four lessons.
When booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.
The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here: http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/
Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all.
We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.
Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment. All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).
MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course. It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
What you will learn
- Deeper knowledge and opportunity to improve your skills
- Further understanding of the processes involved in creating ceramic pieces
What you will get
- Expert tuition from an expert coach.
- More time to perfect throwing, trimming, hand building and glazing
What to bring
- Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear
Casual (Warning: this might get messy)
Open to everyone interested to continue learning after completing Intro to Ceramics or anyone who has a little bit of ceramics experience
A place for people to make things
Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.
We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.
- A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
- A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
- A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
No changes will be allowed after these times.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.