Description

Artnest is a home – based studio with limitless opportunities to help you to produce unique, hand made ceramics.

I like a stress-free atmosphere so classes are informal, and kept very small. You will be taught how to work with clay using various hand-building techniques. You are free to choose what to make. I will provide technical help and guidance and suggest projects if needed.

Artnest's library has a large selection of books that are great for inspiration. Making ceramics is a long process. You need a minimum of three sessions to be able to create, a ready to use piece. The typical process starts from design and hand building. Created form needs to be bone dry, before first firing to 1000 deg C.

In the next phase, you decorate your piece using the technique of your choice. The final firing depends on your chosen decoration method. There's nothing more rewarding than opening the kiln to see your new born masterpiece. Clay, tools, glazes, firing are available at Artnest. Aprons are also available at the studio but it’s important to dress in clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

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Class Schedule

Set a date and time that suits your schedule when booking. Please note: The price is per person/per hour. The price includes instruction, tools , firing and basic materials. The price includes 2kg of clay.

What you will learn
  • How to work with clay using various hand-building techniques.
  • How to enhance your creativity.
  • How to see a world in 3D and pay attention to details.
What you will get
  • You will take your masterpiece home.
  • You will learn a new skill.
  • You will go home relaxed.

What to bring
  • Do not forget to bring your creative mind and smile!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: This might get messy). Aprons are available in studio.

Appropriate for

You are never too young or too old to learn pottery.


MY STORY

I have always been fascinated by ceramics, but my true passion for the art began with a job transfer to Singapore ten years ago.

I was lucky enough to meet a number of great artists and teachers, who helped me weave my feelings into a creative process. Inspired by the possibility of turning mud into art, I chose to study Ceramics at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art. I then gave up my professional career, returned home to Sydney, to open my very own studio, Artnest.

MY INSPIRATION

In a world of modern rationalism, anything that appeals to the senses and feelings excites me.

MY WORK

I like to work with a variety of clays and use a number of surface decoration techniques. Every piece teaches me something new about the art of pottery. I love the unpredictability of this medium; I feel as though each piece develops its own personality as it's created and this needs to be embraced, not fought with.

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Terms & Conditions

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date ARTNEST will retain a 20% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date ARTNEST will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

You may also choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

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