The Wheel Thrown Form with Surface Decoration

Pottery Decorating

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Exploring the nature of clay, form and decoration, students will learn and consolidate their wheel throwing for the first 5 weeks. They will then explore techniques and design elements to decorate these forms whilst continuing to refine thrown forms for the rest of the course. Techniques explored will use underglaze and glaze, sgraffito, masking, ways of drawing on forms and manipulating designs to suit the forms.

Studio Artemis has invited leading tutor of Art and Ceramics to conduct a 10-week course during Term 4 exploring the Wheel Thrown Form and Surface Decoration

Tutor Pam Crossley has a wealth of experience teaching Ceramics and Art. She studied ceramics at Southbank Tafe and North Brisbane Tafe in Qld and has a Master of Visual Arts (maj. in ceramics) from ANU in Canberra and a Bachelor of Education (Art) from City Art Institute (UNSW) in Sydney. Having taught Art in secondary and primary schools for over 20 years, she has recently taught subjects in the Diploma of Ceramics at Holmesglen TAFE and was the Ceramics Technician there for 2 years. She has exhibited her ceramics in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne.Pam joins us for this course commencing Thursday, October 12th - Thursday, December 14th

All completed works can be taken home at the duration of the 10 week Term. 

Include: 5 kgs of Clay supplied at start up and extra clay supplies can be purchased at discount price to all enrolled students

Use of all pottery equipment including x 10 electric pottery wheels, slab roller, clay extruders

Bisque and glaze firing of all works included (not exceeding 20cm in height or length)
Standard bisque and glaze firing costs included. Extra firing costs will apply for larger objects weighing over 2kg or non-standard firing

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What you will learn
  • Explore the nature of clay, its form and decoration
  • Learn and consolidate wheel throwing techniques for the first 5 weeks
  • Explore techniques and design elements to decorate these forms whilst continuing to refine thrown forms
What you will get
  • Small class setting to keep focus. Clay pieces wil be bisque fired, glazed & second fired to be ready to take home after approx 4 weeks. Newly completed works after this can be taken home at the duration of the 10 week term

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm to learn!
  • Hand Towel /Apron optional as ours get very dirty
What to wear

Casual clothing, no thongs or open toe shoes. Long hair to be tied back, short fingernails as long nails will damage your pieces

Appropriate for

Beginners to Intermediate


Studio Artemis

Vendor since 2017

Studio Artemis was established in 2008 by Director and clay artist Kristin Miller. The studio was named after the Hellenic Goddess of the Moon, wild animals and wilderness. The Temple of Artemis in Turkey was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and became a safe refuge for many requiring sanctuary from the perils of life.

Like its fore bearer, Studio Artemis provides a supportive and nurturing space for people wanting to explore and experiment within the creative realm. Due to immense popularity ,the studio has continued to expand since its inception and relocated to a new and larger site in Huntingdale, Melbourne at the end of 2014. Quietly nestled near the popular Huntingdale shopping strip, Studio Artemis is easily accessed via the M1 (Monash Freeway), Dandenong Road and North Road routes.  

Studio Artemis conducts classes, private and group tuition and workshops all year round. The studio is large and caters for all abilities including sculpture, wheel throwing, hand building and Art Therapy. Studio Artemis welcomes all ages and abilities to visit their special and unique space where they pride themselves on the nurturing and enhancement of  the creative spirit in everyone.

Studio Artemis is an agent for Venco Australia. The studio specialises in the sale of new & secondhand Pottery Wheels and accessories. Studio Artemis has established itself as Australia's largest seller of refurbished Venco Pottery Wheels and also provides a pottery wheel rental service for those who would like to give the clay experience a try!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Studio Artemis requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Studio Artemis to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Studio Artemis or organised by Studio Artemis must agree to these terms and conditions.


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 Studio Artemis.


I agree to give Studio Artemis unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Studio Artemis classes and events or on Studio Artemis's premises. (For use of Studio Artemis marketing materials).


Studio Artemis requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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