Pine Street Creative Arts Centre presents
Ceramics – The Creative Possibilities of Clay: Monday PM Term 1 2017 Tickets
6:30pm, Thu 20 October, 2016 - 9:00pm, Sun 23 October, 2016
Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, NSW
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Discover a passion for ceramics with this 8-week Monday evening course for beginners and continuing students.
Ceramics - The Creative Possibilities of Clay
8 x Mondays, 10 October - 28 November 2016
6:30pm - 9pm
Tutor: Xavier Modoux
Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
Clay is a fascinating material. A lump of clay can be moulded, formed, glazed and decorated to become a useful and beautiful work of art. Studio potter Xavier Modoux will help you extend your skills and techniques in ceramics through hand building and wheel work.
Throughout this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of wheelwork, coil and slab building, and assembling of objects for functional, decorative or sculptural design. Once formed you will learn about slips, glazes and other surface treatments to complete your finished objects of art. You'll create functional and decorative objects like bowls and pots that are a pleasure to hold, look at and use.
Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures. At the end of the course, your fired work will be available for collection so you can show off your creations. Each student will have their own wheel.
Level: designed for complete beginners as well as enthusiasts who have some experience
Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended). Please bring your own apron and towel. 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: Xavier Modoux Since 1998 Xavier has exhibited in group and solo shows in Europe, Asia, and Australia. A Swiss-trained ceramicist, Xavier studied at the Ecole des Arts D coratifs, Geneva, and the Haute Ecole des Arts , Appliques Geneva - eight years of training in all aspects of ceramic production. Xavier was the inaugural studio director and technical advisor for Ateliers Ceramique in Carouge working with renowned international artists and the Parcours Ceramique Festival. He immigrated to Australia in 2002.