Woodend Neighbourhood House

  • Pottery - Beginners
    Wednesday, 26 July  2017 - Wednesday, 30 August  2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beginners Pottery classes are held in the “Undercroft” at Woodend Neighbourhood House.

Pottery using a Wheel classes are offered at the tutor’s studio in Kyneton on Thursday mornings and Saturday evenings.

What’s it all about?pottery-01

Clay is an excellent medium for creating art, it has a great ability to tell a story. Together we can explore using clay to create a variety of unique hand-built items with a focus on texture using found objects.

What will we cover?

  • Each student will start off with making a slab built serving dish suitable for serving Cheeses. From there each student can progress towards a self directed project with guidance from the tutor.
  • Learn the fundamental techniques of ceramics. If you have no experience working with clay, that’s O.K. you don’t need any previous experience to work with clay!
  • Study the properties of different sorts of clay, learn how to handle the clay with specialist tools with a focus on forming sculptural and functional items with hand-building techniques.
  • Create a number of resolved pieces that can be fired in the tutors kiln.

What do I need to bring?

  • Enthusiasm to learn something new.
  • Wear old clothes, clay can be messy!
    An old towel.
    Plastic shopping bags, we use these to wrap up your pots, so they dry
    out at an even rate.

Who will be teaching?pottery-03

Andrew Bloxsome

Andrew Bloxsome Studio Ceramics is located in Kyneton, a small town on the Macedon Ranges of Central Victoria. Our handcrafted pottery reflects the richly diverse landscape of this area. Each piece is handmade using traditional methods of production kneaded with a modern proactive design aesthetic.

Clay is our medium of choice because of its refined capacity to explicate a story.

Our functional line of pottery is made from stoneware clay. Stoneware clays have a rich history in functional and art pottery in cultures from East to West. Stoneware clays are some of the strongest most reliable of all ceramic material, they can exhibit the brightness of fine marble through to the ephemeral colour and stalwart characteristics of natural stone.

www.andrewbloxsome.com

Instagram: andrew_bloxsome

 

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Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 03 5427 1845

Address:
47 Forest Street, Woodend, Victoria, 3442, Australia

Pottery Beginners

Date:
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 -
Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Time:
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:
Undercroft, Woodend Neighbourhood House

Tickets Available:
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