We tend to book out very quickly and we cannot take responsibility if you have problems booking online. Please pay the deposit only and you can pay the balance manually through our office to avoid the extra online booking fees.
These popular eight-week courses are offered four times per year, within the school terms, and provide a solid foundation for working on the potterʼs wheel.
Students attend once per week for the term and have the option to hold their place from term to term. Students will learn Japanese techniques that are ergonomically sound. Using Japanese techniques they come to know the ʻpower of slowʼ where movements are planned to be economical whilst having the most effect.
Beginners start with a formal structure and gradually move to individual learning as their skills permit.
Beginners classes are held on Wednesday and Thursday Mornings (10 am - 12noon) and evenings (6.30 - 8.30pm). Intermediate (and above) - level classes are held on Monday and Tuesday mornings and evenings
The class fee is fully inclusive of materials including unlimited clay and glazes, access to all studio equipment and tools. Firing is $8.50/kg payable at the end of the term upon collection.
All enrolled students are welcome to attend optional Studio Access Times (SATs) offered four times per week (Monday/Tuesday/Friday 12-3pm and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm). The fee is $30 per 3-hour session or part thereof. One missed class per term can be made up with a SAT. We reward students who enrol in consecutive terms by giving you two free SATs per term (worth $60 + unlimited clay). Students can make up one missed class in any Studio Access session within the same term.
Instructors: Louise Morrison (Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings), Prue Venables (Wednesday evenings), Jane Sawyer (Monday and Tuesday Intermediate levels)
Slowclay has an excellent beginners class. Going through 2 x 8 week courses, I am now able to make pots myself at home. Louise was a great teacher aswell. The sats definitely helped, and the enviromnent at slowclay is very welcoming and homely. I'm definitely coming back for an intensive course.
this class was very well taught the pace was appropriate for those who had a little bit of experience but also those who were very complete novices. what I liked about it was that the teacher allowed as much individual experimentation as well as being available for very structured tuition. Louise was great. thanks
Fabulous 8 weeks of learning a new skill in a calm and enriching environment. Our teacher Louise was patient and gave expert advice. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to try beginners pottery!