Pennysmudnmetal Doonan Studio
Learn to throw pots on the potters’ wheel and make hand built creations in a well equipped studio.
Medium sized classes run with usually 2 tutors and cover a variety of mediums. Tuesday morning class runs from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm (a short break for a chat and morning tea). We cover beginner to advanced wheel throwing and many handbuilding and sculpture techniques.
You will learn:
– the potters’ wheel, preparation of clay and centring: making table ware; oven ware and serving dishes and turning a foot on each piece;
– handbuilding using a vast array of tools including molds, slab roller and extruder;
– decorating and finishing your pieces including slip trailing; screen printing; scraffito; resist; wash-back; underglazing; glazing and many other areas of surface decoration;
– sculpture using block clay and cavity method as well as coiling, slabwork and other methods. You will also be encouraged to explore mixed media;
Weekday classes are $35 for a three hour session. Saturday morning workshops will run monthly. You will need to book in as these are popular.