A Message from Aoife Billings:
We ask everyone to wear a face mask at Pink Ember’s events and workshops to protect our immunocompromised community members. There will face masks available at the door if you need. Please stay home if you’re feeling unwell. Contact pinkemberstudio@gmail.com if you cannot attend an event/workshop due to covid symptoms/covid or have any other questions
Small Ceramic Sculpture Workshop Series
from AU$210.00

Small Ceramic Sculpture Workshop Series

Learn how to design and make small sculptures

Next Available: Tue, 07 Feb 6:00PM (AEDT)
2 hours x 4 Weeks
Over 20 people have attended this class

Description

This class is a four week series, designed to bring you through brain storming, inspiration gathering, small creature/sculpture design, sculpting techniques, ceramic painting and clear glazing.


It is a relaxed, friendly, LGBTQI+ safe class, with a maximum of 8 participants. Beginners are very welcome. You'll have the freedom to create whatever small creatures or sculptures you would like, with guidance on ceramic and painting techniques along the way. 


As always with Aoife's workshops, there's never pressure for perfectionism, we will prioritise process, learning, play and community.


You'll come away at the end of the four sessions with a series of sculptures you've designed, created, painted and glazed. All materials and firing costs are included in the price.


There will be a specific pick up day for those who want to gift your pieces as holiday presents, approximately the 24th of December


Class week by week:


Week 1: Ceramic theory, sculpture design process and techniques

Week 2: Apply sculpting techniques, play with ideas to create a series of creatures/figures/sculptures

Week 3: Finish off your pieces in order for them to be bisque fired and ready to be painted next week

Week 4: Paint your creations and apply brush-on clear glaze


Covid Safety:

Let Aoife know if you have covid, been in contact with someone who has covid, or you have symptoms; Aoife will reschedule your ticket for a date in the future.


Your Teacher:

Aoife Billings (she/her) is a Narrm (Melbourne) based ceramist and painter. She has been teaching art workshops for various councils and at her own studio for over seven years. She is the workshop manager at Pink Ember Studio, a queer- run not-for-profit studio, shop, gallery and workshop venue she founded in Coburg with three other artists during 2018.

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What you will learn

  • Multiple hand building techniques for small ceramics creation
  • Ceramic painting with coloured slips, and clear brush on glazing
  • Ceramic sculpture for small figures, from design process to creation

What you will get

  • A series of small sculptures, hand made by you!
  • Vital ceramics knowledge!
  • A zine with ceramics hints and tips
Parking Info

Free on street parking on Stock St


What to bring

  • Hand towel
  • Drink bottle
  • Apron or wear mess clothes

What to wear

Mess clothes

Appropriate for

Ages 8+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)


Aoife Billings

4.9
(75 Reviews)

Aoife Billings (she/her) is a Narrm (Melbourne) based ceramist and painter. She has been teaching art workshops for various councils and at her own studio for over seven years. She is the workshop manager at Pink Ember Studio, a queer-run, not-for-profit studio, shop, gallery and workshop venue she founded in Coburg with three other artists during 2018.

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5.0 (8 reviews)
Ellirated it
14 Aug 2022
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Jodirated it
16 May 2022
I really enjoyed Aoife's classes. They were fun and informative and I learnt new techniques for working with clay and glazes. Aoife is a terrific teacher who took time to explain and demonstrate each stage of the processes. I look forward to doing more classes with Aoife and Pink Ember Studio
elrated it
14 May 2022
Aoife was a lovely facilitator and created such a lovely environment! I learnt so much about clay and making without ever feeling overwhelmed. The space is so incredible and I'm excited to come back for more workshops :))
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

OR

  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days 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


Policy (terms and conditions for you)

  1. No fill in classes available. Please attend all classes of the series you've booked into.
  2.  LIABILITY WAIVE -  Aoife Billings will not be responsible for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into the premises.
  3. PHOTO & VIDEO - I agree to give Aoife Billings unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at classes and events or on the premises. (Let us know on the day if you don’t want to be photographed)
  4. BEHAVIOUR - If a participant's behaviour is racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, abusive, violent, threatening or discriminatory, Aoife Billings has the right to ask such person/persons to leave the premises immediately.
  5. COVID - If you are required to isolate or have Covid during class times, please contact Aoife as soon as possible via aoifebillings@gmail.com


Our part of the customer service policy

  • To provide a safe, clean, supportive, creative environment in which to learn and develop your craft.
  • To provide individual attention as much as possible to each participant, making sure you are getting the most out of your workshop experience.
  • We will be on time and attentive
  • We will endeavour to respond to customer enquiries or complaints within 24 hours
  • If for any reason we have to cancel a class, we will provide the customer with a full refund or credit to attend another workshop.
  • Customer complaints will be taken very seriously. If you are unsatisfied in anyway please do not hesitate to let us know. By filling out our consumer survey at the end of the lesson you will be helping us greatly in adjusting our service delivery to the needs of our valued customers.

Disability access

Wheelchair access to our studio will be available. If a customer requires an assistant such as a disability support worker, or sign language interpreter, they are welcome to bring them to the workshop without additional cost.

 

 

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