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6 week hand building course information

Term 2 Starts May 1st!

This course runs for 6 weeks, Starting on Wednesday evenings May 1st.

Class goes for 2.5hrs starting 6pm until 8:30pm.

In this 6-week hand building course, students will learn the fundamental techniques of making forms using clay. These techniques include coiling, slab building, pinching, hand forming and joining.  Functional and non-functional forms ranging from domestic ware to sculptures can be created using these basic techniques.

The course will take place at The Pottery Learning Centre is based in Derrimut in the Western Suburbs (near Deer Park). The address is 30/ 82 Makland Dr Derrimut.

The cost of the six week course is $395.

Whats involved:

In the first 4 sessions of the 6-session course, students concentrate on learning hand building techniques to produce mugs, plates, bowls, vases and some sculptural forms. In the 5th session some decorative techniques will be taught and final touches will be given to the forms created (all work needs to be ready for firing). Week 6 is glazing week (all work must be glazed and ready for glaze firing). Usually finished work will be ready for collection 2 weeks after.

About the teacher:

Sachiko Mardon will be teaching the Wednesday Hand Building course. Miss Mardon Bachelor of Industrial Design (RMIT) and Master of Fine Arts (Ceramics - UTAS). Apart from running her own studio at Jack’s Magazine, she is also currently teaching at the Incinerator Gallery.

Students are required to bring:
1.    An apron, and a bath towel. 
2.   Dress in appropriate clothing (clay is messy),  and warm clothes in winter
3.   Wear closed-in footwear