Clay in Coburg- Handbuilding Course
Is more creativity on your New Year’s Resolution list?
Swap screen time for skills, and take up pottery in 2023!
This 6 week term course will cover the basics of handbuilding techniques and get you started on your ceramic journey (or fill gaps in the self-taught potter's knowledge!) You will learn:
- How to prepare and recycle clay in a process called wedging
Basic handbuilding techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building
How to make and use test tiles and keep records for consistency
How to glaze your work using underglaze, oxides, stains and dipping glazes
A range of surface design techniques such as sgraffito and nerikomi
WHAT WILL I MAKE?
Choose to work on your own projects or be guided through some suggested projects such as functional ware (mugs, cups and plates)
You will also be supported to combine techniques and forms to create your own sculptural or larger works
WHO WILL BE TEACHING ME?
Sarah from Snakebird Designs will be your teacher. Having several years of teaching experience, she prides herself on providing a fun, supportive environment to learn, play and express yourself through clay.
Enthusiastic and patient, your teacher works hard to ensure that curiosity and independence is encouraged and facilitated.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Beginners up to intermediate students or self-taught potters are encouraged to join to fill gaps in your knowledge!
Class size is a maximum of 6 students, ensuring everybody has plenty of one-on-one assistance.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICING?
A 10kg bag of clay
- All materials and glazes used in class
- All firing costs
What you will learn
- This 6 week term course will cover the basics of handbuilding techniques and get you started on your ceramic journey. Choose to work on your own projects or be guided through some suggested projects such as functional ware (mugs, cups and plates) You will also be supported to combine techniques and forms to create your own sculptural or larger works!
What you will get
- A 10kg bag of clay , all materials and glazes used in class, all firing costs
On-site parking available in the car park or parallel parked out front, otherwise free parking is available in Lens street
Perfect for beginners, attendees of introductory ceramics workshops and self taught potters. No previous skills required!
Learn pottery classes in Coburg with Snakebird Designs!
Your teacher Sarah is a patient, enthusiastic and knowledgeable ceramicist who has recently held her first solo exhibition incorporating household and waste materials into her ceramics.
Sarah has been teaching beginner workshops in ceramics and wheel term courses, as well as natural ink making.
She prides herself on creating a supportive and relaxing environment for beginners to learn ceramics, where curiosity and play is encouraged.
Sustainability is at the forefront of Snakebird Designs, and an experimental and resourceful ethos is key!
If you would like to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and make ceramics by hand (using handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, slab building and coil building) in a small group setting, Snakebird Designs term courses and workshops are for you!
The space is located in Coburg Studios, across the road from the velodrome in Coburg North.
Classes on offer include
- 6 week handbuilding course
- 6 week wheel course
- One-off workshops
- Private functions/parties
- studio access coming soon
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
You’re welcome to send someone in your place.
- A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
- A transfer can be requested 5 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
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
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Snakebird Designs or organised by Snakebird Designs must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Snakebird Designs
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Snakebird Designs unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Snakebird Designs classes and events or on Snakebird Designs premises. (For use of Snakebird Designs marketing materials). (If you’re not comfortable with this, please just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org )