Have you had some experience with clay and glaze, but want to know more? Are you uncertain about available decorative techniques? Don't know what the terms 'sgraffito' or 'mishima entail?
In this one-day workshop with Dawn Vachon participants will introduced to a wide array of decorative techniques and decorating materials for stoneware. Through demonstrations participants will be shown how to apply these techniques and discover their potential for creating interesting surfaces. This workshop allows participants to explore and experiment. Our aim is for participants to aquire knowledge and confidence to continue developing their ceramic surfaces into the future. The following techniques will be explored, on leatherhard or bisque tiles. These tiles will be fired for students to keep.
Slip - making slip, stains in slip, texture, trailing, painting, marbling, sgraffito, inlay, mishima.
Underglazes - painting, paper resist, sgraffito, sponging, including ceramic pencils.
Glazing - dipping, pouring, brushing, layering, cold wax resist, latex, overglaze painting with stains and oxides.
Lustres - application.
IMPORTANT: This workshop is best suited to participants with some previous experience with ceramics, such as those that have completed a six week course, or equivalent. This workshop focuses on stoneware surfaces. This is an exploratory workshop for experimenting with a range of surface techniques. Students should not expect to get resolved finished items. If you have any questions please call us on (03) 9387 3911.
Tutor Profile Dawn Vachon
Dawn Vachon is a Canadian born ceramic artist currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2004 Dawn has been studying and creating ceramics. She completed a four year Fine Arts Degree at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver) in 2008, with a focus on ceramics. Dawn's work has been featured in The Age, The Design Files and numerous magazines. Her work is stocked in SMALLpieces and Craft in Melbourne. Most recently Dawn has been invited to exhibit in 'Back to the Table: Tableware by Emerging Ceramic Artists', at Sturt Gallery, NSW. Dawn currently teaches our six week Taster Course at Northcote Pottery Supplies.
- How to use a variety of decorative techniques
- Develop confidence in developing ceramic surfaces
- Painting, marbling, sgraffito, resist techniques and more!
- A great knowledge base of decorative options
- Fired sample tiles exploring a wide array of decorative effects
- Notepad and pen
This workshop is hands-on, please wear appropriate clothing. Covered shoes are a must.
Vendor since 2013
At Northcote Pottery Supplies we sell quality pottery materials including clay, glaze, tools and kiln products. We also offer a broad range of short courses, workshops and masterclasses for those wanting to expand their knowledge of ceramics. We are proud to house SMALLpieces, a retail space offering a wide variety of hand crafted ceramic ware produced by Australian artists and provide oppotunities through our resident artist, studio access and membership programs and firing service. All of these areas come together to promote ceramics, educate and inspire.
All Northcote Pottery Supplies tutors have extensive experience in their field and are experienced teachers. Our workshops are designed to cater to a variety of skill levels and all workshops are suitable for beginners to more experienced levels.
For more information on our range of supplies, educational program or other services call 9387 3911 or visit www.northcotepotterysupplies.com.au
Please take the time to read through our conditions before you make your booking.
BOOKINGS & CANCELLATIONS
- To secure your place in a course or one-day workshop we require full payment at the time of booking.
- Payment can be made in store, over the phone, online, or by direct deposit.
- Cancellations will forfeit the full fee. However, you may find a replacement to take your place.
- We are unable to transfer bookings or offer make-up classes under any circumstances.
- A minimum of five people are required to run courses and one-day workshops. Northcote Pottery Supplies reserves the right to cancel a class if the minimum number of bookings is not reached. You will be notified at least one week prior to the class if cancellation is deemed necessary.
Courses: Course fees include all materials and firing costs for the course. When collecting work after the completion of the course please bring your own box and packaging material.
One-Day Workshops: One-day workshop fees include all materials required for the workshop, unless otherwise stated in workshop outlines. Firing is NOT included in all one-day workshop fees, unless otherwise stated in the workshop outline. Northcote Pottery Supplies Firing Service is $9.00/kilo (minimum 2 kilos). Please bring your own box to take home work in progress.
Clothing: All course and workshops are hands on, please wear appropriate clothing (that you are prepared to get dirty!), covered shoes are essential.
Bring: YOUR OWN TOWEL AND/OR APRON TO CLASS. This is especially important for wheel throwing courses and workshops.
Firing of work: We take extreme care with your work but accidents do happen and we are unable to guarantee that all your work will be successfully fired.
Work created: items created during a course or workshop will be kept for one month from the last day of the course. If work is not collected within this time it will be disposed of.
Returning students: Students who are returning (directly from the previous course) are eligible for a 10% discount on the course fee. This applies to four and six week courses only. It is the responsibility of the student to inform staff they are eligible for this discount when making payment. We are unable to give retrospective discounts.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee are freely available all day. Saturday workshops tend to work through the lunch break please consider bringing your lunch to maximise contact with the tutor. There are also cafes located on Lygon Street within, short walking distance from Northcote Pottery Supplies.
Parking: Angle parking is available across the road from Northcote Pottery Supplies. Be careful not to park in time limited spaces.
Tutors: All Northcote Pottery Supplies tutors have extensive experience in their field and are experienced teachers. Our workshops are designed to cater to a variety of skill levels and all workshops are suitable for beginners to more experienced levels unless otherwise stated in the outline. Our workshop tutors actively seek feedback from participants during class. If you have further questions about our workshops please contact us on 03 9387 3911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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NORTHCOTE POTTERY SUPPLIES
142 - 144 WESTON STREET BRUNSWICK EAST 3057