New to ceramics or feeling a little rusty? Book into our 4-session beginners ceramics course.
You will receive a comprehensive introduction to key ceramics techniques including throwing, trimming, hand-building and glazing. At the end of the course you will have 3-4 finished pieces. Once you have taken this course you can hone your new skills in our $39, 2-hour Returning Student Ceramics Sessions.
This hand-building class introduces a broad approach to building functional clay objects. In this class you will:
Be introduced to coil and slab techniques & other forming methods
Learn an incredibly efficient technique for forming beautiful plates
Make a piece (or 2), which MakerSpace will bisque fire in preparation for your glazing session
Learn how to throw your own ceramics on a pottery wheel. By the end of this class you will have:
Knowledge of pottery wheels and how to use them
An understanding of the processes involved in throwing ceramics
A piece (or 2) ready to take into your trimming class
Retrieve the piece you threw last time and use trimming tools to finalise its shape and texture. By the end of this class you will:
Know how to use trimming tools to give your work a refined shape and texture.
Understand the processes involved in throwing and trimming ceramics
Have a piece (or 2) ready for your glazing session
This is the last step, put the final touches on your pieces with a layer of glaze. In this class you will learn:
To select glazes and under-glazes
How to prepare your work for glazing
How to apply dip and brush-on glazes
Makerspace & Co's primary focus is to reduce the risk of community transmission and to protect your safety and wellbeing when you visit our workshop. It is vital that you DO NOT attend the workshop if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms.
We have reduced class sizes in order to accomodate for social distancing, additionally, you will be required to sign in upon arrival. Hand sanitiser and masks are available.