This is a 6 week introductory course to the exciting world of wheel-throwing.
You will learn the basics of ceramics in a friendly and encouraging environment, starting with a broad slab of clay and progressing all the way through to a finished piece of work. We will focus on making functional ware such as cups, bowls and vases.
The course covers: basic ceramic theory; ceramics OH & S and good studio practice; wedging; centering; the forming of vessels on the wheel; finishing techniques such as trimming and decorating and glazing.
The course will be limited to 6 participants, allowing for lots of individual tuition.
Aprons will be provided. PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND SHOES YOU DON'T MIND GETTING DIRTY.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAILS ARE SHORT, AS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE WHEEL OTHERWISE.
Pieces can be collected 3 -4 week after the course finishes.
No prior experience needed. Perfect for beginners.
6 x 2.5 hour sessions
After completing the course, participants will have the option to continue making work in our self-guided open studio sessions and will have the option to get their work fired in our kilns.
Courses on Mondays and Wednesday will be facilitated by Kib Denson.
Kib Denson has been practicing ceramics for the past 7 years, having transitioned from a traditional fine art practice, and now works full-time in the industry.
Kib teaches a range of ways to work with clay, from hand-building, wheel throwing to slip casting. In her personal work the focus is on minimal, wheel thrown functional forms and glaze experimentation. She is constantly working to expand her skills with experimentation in wood firing, sourcing and processing wild clays, and sculptural techniques. For images click here
Courses on Thursday are run on by Emily Hassel.
Emily is a Melbourne based ceramicist whose work involves detailed illustration depicting female archetypes in an elemental universe. Emily is an experienced potter who has been working with clay obsessively for the past 4 years. She currently works on the wheel and also uses hand-building techniques to create vases, cups, and other forms. Emily sells her work online, at markets and will be exhibiting her work soon For images click here
Course on Saturday's are run by Charlotte Hague
Charlotte has been practicing pottery for the past 5 years. Working from her home studio she creates primarily wheel thrown vessels and enjoys experimenting with form, mixing clay bodies and marbling on the wheel. For images click here
- Wheel throwing, centring, trimming, ceramic theory, decorating, glazing
- Finished pieces of ceramic ware
Beginners, adults, those who want to develop their skills
Vendor since 2018
Little Woods Studio is the open-to-the-public offshoot of the Artful Dodgers Studios, a not-for-profit art and music space providing holistic support for disadvantaged young people. All profits made from workshops held at Little Woods go towards helping fund the Artful Dodgers.
We are a welcoming and inclusive creative hub whose aim is to nurture both the flourishing of individual creative passions and the growing of connected community.
Artful Dodgers Studios requires 1 weeks notice via email prior to the start of a class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 1 week of the event commencing.
We do not offer refunds for missed classes.
There are no fees for refunds or transfers.
We require 1 week notice in writing (email) prior to the class commencing for a full refund or transfer. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and will be given a full refund.