Learn the basics of hand building, glazing, decorating and wheel work. Progress to sculpture, glazing and slip decoration.
Equipment and firing costs included. Clay available to purchase from tutor, approximately $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.
*During COVID: Students studying on-site at NSCC will 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.
After working with clay for over 20 years, Bridget returned to study and completed a Diploma of Visual Arts Ceramics in 2018. She loves the never ending possibilities clay has to offer. Taking from the earth, putting your own energy into it, firing and creating something beautiful that can be functional or decorative. There's always so much to learn through the process, both on the wheel and hand building, as the outcome isn't always what you hoped. Bridget recently had a group exhibition at Craft NSW in Sydney.