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Ceramics: Beginners 2 Mon AM

Discover the earthy passion of ceramics in this 4-week Monday morning course for beginners students

Produced by the City of Sydney

Bookings open 18 September 2019

Get your hands dirty and discover the rewarding process of throwing clay. Learn how to craft this raw material into a piece of functional art.

Throughout this self-paced 4-week course, our experienced tutor will teach you hand building and wheel work including correct posture, throwing and turning your vessel, centering, opening the form, and finishing the form.

You’ll also learn about basic surface treatments including decorative under glazing completed before bisque firing and then final glazing before the last firing.

The program provides a foundation for students to develop their ceramic skills. The tutor can also advise on how to set yourself up for future self-directed practice.

Following the end of the course, you’ll experience the satisfaction of taking home your fired work and using what your hands have created.

Please note: Any large pieces must be kept within 25cm cubed. No works made off-site/outside class will be fired.

Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
Level: designed for beginner level students.
Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (trousers recommended).
Bring: please bring your own apron and towel.
Fired works ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after class

Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes.

Tutor: Hayley West

Hayley is a maker, teacher and designer. She has a BA Fine Arts from UNSW Art & Design, and a BA Interior and Spatial design (first class honours) from UTS. During her successful interior design career Hayley co-founded multidisciplinary design partnership Smith and Carmody. Since shifting her focus to art she has worked as a ceramic technician and a tutor for both adults’ and children’s classes. Hayley currently teaches at numerous venues across Sydney.

Bookings can be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. Please see our terms and conditions.



Monday 18 November 2019 from 9.30am to 12pm

4 week course runs weekly until Monday 9 December 2019


Full price: $192
Concession: $156

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