From beginners to experienced potters, learn to improve your skills on the wheel or try your hand at sculpting or hand building. This class is made up of students of all levels many whom have been attending for a long period of time therefore we only allow for six beginners in this class and it is subject to availability.
When: Saturday Morning Beginners 9.30am - 12.00pm
What you will learn:
- How to knead your clay
- How to centre your clay on the wheel
- How to form cylinders
- How to create simple bowl forms
- How to turn and shape your forms
- How to pull handles and attach them to cylinders to create coffee mugs, jugs etc.
- Basic glazing and decorating techniques
- Creating many different forms including casserole dishes, flatware such as plates and platters, and much much more
Materials & Firing additional
PLEASE NOTE: Please be aware that at your first class you must purchase a block of clay $18 and a pottery tool kit $15 (which can be shared) and return for further classes to complete your own pieces. If you choose this class and do not return to finish your own work it will be disposed of after 14 days.
One time Wheel Taster Class - All materials and firing included. (For those of you who want to just have a go and let us finish your pieces for you.)
When you choose this class you get to skip most of the technical stuff and will get away with not having to knead your clay or finish your pieces. We will have the clay all prepared for you and will teach you the basics of throwing and help you to make a few basic forms then all you have to do is come back and pick up your masterpieces around four weeks later.
Booking Essential for all classes: Phone (03) 97611336
Maximimum Class of 12 persons per session
Studio Address: 11 Lillypilly Lane, Kilyth Sth, 3137.
Class will be cancelled if less than 6 people are enrolled (this has never happened) in which case all payments will be refunded. All other deposits and class payments are non - refundable but will be held and transfered to another class of your choice assuming there is a vacancy for a term of 12 months from date of payment. Please also note that this class may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age due to needing to be a certain height to use of the wheel.
- How to knead and roll your clay
- Basic wheel throwing
- How to hand build simple forms
- A variety of basic skills using various tools to create various forms with clay.
- An old towel for use on the wheel.
Please wear old clothes as you will get messy.
Vendor sincce 2014
We have set up our studio to bring together pottery and ceramics in a combined space and to be an affordable, fun place where anyone can come and enjoy creating with clay. Our studio is a place where there are very little rules except to respect your fellow artists, their work and the studio, to relax and learn that there is no end to the possibilities when working with clay..........
At SaJo Ceramics you can...
Join a casual pottery class or social pottery & ceramics session; take a workshop to have a go at the pottery wheel, take one of our 6 week courses to learn the basics of throwing, or just use our Melbourne studio facilities on a casual basis. Discover beautiful stoneware handmade tiles for a unique splashback or outdoor wall feature or make your own! Explore a huge catalogue of ceramic pieces to paint in both acrylic paints and fired finishes, made to order from vintage and modern bisque designs. Buy hand made tile blanks for your school or community project, ready for you to paint, carve or decorate, or just drop in and chat with fellow artists while enjoying a cuppa.