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Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course
AU$400.00

Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course

A fun comprehensive six week ceramics course

Next Available: Wed, 06 Jul 6:00PM (AEST)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 6 Weeks
Over 250 people have attended this class

Description

COVID -19 Safe Studio Practice.

We are really excited to re-open our studio.  However, safety is our first concern, so we will have strict hygiene procedures & social distancing practices in place.  Once you have booked, we will send you more detailed information.  


This is an introductory course that explores the exciting world of wheel-throwing.   

The course consists of 15 contact hours spread over 6 weekly 2.5 hour sessions.  

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 8 participants, allowing for lots of individual tuition.

All biqsued/ glazed finished works are charged at $12 per Kilo.

*Students are to provide their own clean towel and apron each class.


No shows will not be refunded, as we are a not for profit, any transfer of classes will incur a $10 fee to cover admin staff time.

At this stage we do not have capacity for make up classes.


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.

Please note that vaccination certificates will need to sighted on arrival of the first class.


Course tutors:

Mondays - Liljana Cerilles

Based in Naarm/Melbourne, Liljana is a pottery maker, teacher and owner of a small ceramic practice, Kokoro Clay. Inspired by her Philippine and Japanese heritage, and a childhood spent living around the world, Liljana seeks to reimagine familiar functional forms and simple shapes to serve as anchors to everyday moments. Through Kokoro (which means ‘heart’ in Japanese) she further explores the possibility that the daily use of thoughtfully considered, hand-crafted pieces can provide comfort and encourage mindfulness. A perpetual student of the medium, it is a joy for Liljana to share with all her love of clay and its endless possibilities. To see exmaples of her work click here.


Tuesdays - Jess Dybing

Jess Dybing is in her 3rd year studying ceramics at RMIT and has a love for all things clay. Jess’s practice is focused on glaze chemistry and altering surface decoration through raw ingredients and firing schedules. She has been wheel throwing for around 4 years and loves sharing this passion with others. She believes that the art of ceramics should be a blend of fun and knowledge. To see examples of her work click here.


Wednesdays and Thursdays - Jack Parnaby

Jack Parnaby is a Melbourne based ceramicist who works full time as a studio tech and wheel throwing teacher across multiple studios in Melbourne. Jack’s relationship to clay comes from his ongoing search for his own unique style and identity in the pottery world. Whilst Jack’s work is always changing and evolving his practice remains a product of a thorough education and a labour of refinery and discipline. The curly boy project is something that Jack created to record and showcase his progress from his continuing exploration. Since Jack started teaching in 2019 he has managed to relay his knowledge of the process to many students starting their journey into the pottery art form. To see examples of his work click here.

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What you will learn

  • A compresensive and hands on overveiw of the ceramic process
  • Wheel throwing, centring, trimming, and in depth look at the firing stages
  • How to decorating and glaze your works with a varitey techinqiues

What you will get

  • High quality tuition from our friendly teachers
  • Your own unique ceramic works, perfect for display or functional use
  • A chance to purchase discounted clay and tools to continue your practise at home

What to bring

  • NA

What to wear

Casual clothing

Appropriate for

Those who want to develop their skills


Little Woods Studios

4.9
(149 Reviews)

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 growth of a connected community.

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4.9 (44 reviews)
Irenerated it
26 May 2022
The teachers were so lovely and had a really approachable manner that made it so easy to ask questions and advice. Definitely keen to take further classes now that I've had a taster.
Charlieerated it
23 May 2022
A really informative course to get you started on the wheel. Hands on teaching In a small group environment. Super fun!
Leannerated it
22 May 2022
Such a great learning experience in a supportive and relaxed environment. Thanks Jess, you are a star.
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Cancellations & Refunds

Little Woods Studios requires 2 weeks notice via email prior to the start of a class for a full refund. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the event commencing. 

We do not offer refunds for missed classes. 


Terms & Conditions

We require 2 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. No shows will not be refunded, as we are a not for profit, any transfer of classes will incur a $10 fee to cover admin staff time.

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