Pine Street Creative Arts Centre presents
Ceramics – At the Potter's Wheel: Thursday PM Term 4 2016 Tickets
6:30pm, Thu 13 October, 2016 - 9:00pm, Sun 23 October, 2016
Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, NSW
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Learn the basics of the pottery wheel in this 8-week Thursday evening course for beginners and continuing students.
Ceramics - At the Potter's Wheel
8 x Thursdays, 13 October - 1 December 2016
6:30pm - 9pm
Tutor: Evan Wills
Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
Clay is a fascinating material. A lump on a spinning wheel formed by your own hands can become a useful and beautiful work of art.
With an emphasis on technique, professional studio potter Evan Wills will teach you all aspects of working at the potter's wheel so you can confidently throw symmetrical ceramic forms.
Throughout this 8-week course, new students will be given a solid foundation in making, turning, decorating and glazing cups and bowls on the wheel. Returning students will hone their skills through individual projects developed in consultation with the tutor. Participants will learn through observation, practice and constructive feedback on technique, function and aesthetics.
Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures. Following the end of the course, your fired work will be available for collection so you can show family and friends your creations. Each student will have their own wheel.
Level: designed for complete beginners as well as students with some experience who are looking for further instruction and guidance using the wheel.
Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
Bring: yourself - all materials provided.
Next level class: It is recommended students complete at least two beginner classes before considering more intermediate to advanced levels. Please discuss with your tutor.
Location: Pine Street Ceramics Studio
About our tutor: Evan Wills For 10 years Evan has taught at Strathfield Regional Community College and for five years he worked as an assistant to Japanese/Australian ceramicist Mitsuo Shoji. In the past 15 years, Evan has exhibited functional, sculptural and installation-based ceramics as well as drawing, digital art, and furniture in over 30 exhibitions around Australia. He is interested in creative expression through form and function and in helping people express themselves through ceramics.