Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Clay Classes for Adults

Each term I run clay classes in my Kensington studio over six week blocks. They are held in the evening for 2 hours. I program set projects for each term and the cost of $180 covers all materials and firings.

Next term the main project will be slip casting small bowls. The students will make a prototype bowl and cast it in plaster. Over the weeks they will learn a new decorating technique for each bowl they slip cast. The one pictured is unfired with a tissue transfer design as decoration. Alongside this project they will also make a hand made platter (or two).

This term has been a hive of activity, with students making hand built mugs (pictured), tissue transfer vases and slab built trinket boxes decorated in wax relief. There are still two classes left in the term with the last week being glazing. Everyone comes back briefly on the seventh week to view all the work made before taking theirs home to impress their loved ones.

Term one clay classes was a very ambitious tile mural. Each student designed and made their own garden feature wall hanging. This is an image of Wendy's mural. She not only impressed her loved ones but all of the rest of us too! Fantastic effort and outcome.
If you would like to attend my classes please email me for more information and to be on my contact list.

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