Learn the fundamentals of pottery such understanding the materials, basic hand building (pinchpot, coiling, slab building) and simple wheel throwing. You will also learn basic decorating technique and applying glaze. For continuing students, you can work on your own project with tutor’s guidance.
Equipment and firing costs are included. Purchase clay from tutor, approx $20.
-We have 2 small kilns which are adequate for a reasonable amount of work to be created by each student. -We don’t have the storage space and the capacity for firing large volumes of work. Students are limited to one large work per term, the size of the work should be discussed with the tutor. -Clay is supplied at a very reasonable price for pottery students. We are not a production facility for commercial ware. -We do not fire any student works that have been made outside of class time. -We only fire to Earthenware temperatures and use brush on glazes.
Roy Chandra (Snow Monkey Pottery) completed a Diploma in Visual Arts in Ceramics in 2018. His ceramic works are largely inspired by Japanese Pottery, however he often experiments with many different styles, including more contemporary forms and designs. He particularly loves wheel-thrown pottery and discussing about new ideas. Some of his recent works can be found at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong and Chinaclay in Clovelly.
B.Ed.Art , Dip of Visual Arts(Ceramics) Gemma Gale has been involved in arts all her life. Completing a Bachelor of Art Education and then moving into high school teaching, marking the HSC, teaching printmaking at community colleges and creating her own label of clothing Semi Precious Gems. In 2014 she reignited her passion for ceramics and started the journey toward completing her Diploma. Now working and exhibiting with fellow alumni, she has her own home studio and sells her work privately and through small retailers in Sydney.