Pine Street Creative Arts Centre presents
Ceramics – At the Wheel and Handbuilding: Thursday AM Term 4 2016 Tickets
9:30am, Thu 13th October, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sun 23rd October, 2016
Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, NSW
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Explore basic clay forming techniques in this 8-week Thursday morning course for beginners and continuing students.
Ceramics - At the Wheel and Handbuilding
8 x Thursdays, 13 October - 1 December 2016
9:30am - 12pm
Tutor: Vanessa Owens
Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
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 8-week course, studio potter Vanessa Owens 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 glazes and decorative under glazing.
The program provides a foundation for students to develop their knowledge and skills into further studio practice areas. Vanessa 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.
Full instruction is provided on materials, tools, equipment and studio procedures. Each student will have their own wheel.
Level: designed for complete beginners as well as students who have some experience, but are looking for more instruction and guidance on the fundamentals of ceramics.
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: Vanessa Owens Vanessa has worked as a community and practicing artist for over 15 years. During this time she has participated in various group and solo exhibitions in Sydney and abroad. Primarily working in porcelain, Vanessa is also experienced in hand building and wheel throwing ceramics. She enjoys using historical and traditional materials in a contemporary context. Vanessa also has a strong interest in site-specific art and has participated in many community art events including the Art Traffic Signal Box Project, Love Your Lane, and Harmony Day exhibitions.