Pottery - Saturday

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 included. Clay available to purchase from tutor, approximately $20.

Please note:

  • 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.

*Students will also be expected to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of the room & anything used during this time. Please understand we are putting in strict protocols across the board to ensure the safety of our entire community.

Here’s Roy talking about his full circle journey from student to tutor!

Tutor: Roy Chandra

Roy Chandra (Snow Monkey Pottery) started pottery classes at North Sydney Community Centre in 2014 with our long standing tutor Pim Hodge. He became so passionate about pottery he went to TAFE and completed his Diploma in Visual Arts in Ceramics in 2018 and has now come full circle and is teaching Pottery at the centre. 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 new ideas. Some of his recent works can be found at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong and Chinaclay in Clovelly.