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Course Overview

If you've ever wanted to explore the world of pottery, we'd love you to join us!

Our course is designed to be both informative and enjoyable, with a focus on hands-on learning and creative expression.

Throughout the course, you cover a variety of pottery techniques, including hand-building (pinchpot, coiling, slab-building) and simple wheel-throwing.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced potter, we guide you through the process, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.

In addition to creating your own pieces, we also delve into the art of glazing, learning how to apply colour and texture to your pottery. With a wide range of glazes to choose from, you have the opportunity to experiment and create truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

By joining this class, you will share the art room with beginners and advanced students. Those who are beginners will be guided by our experienced tutor in every step until you feel confident enough to work on your own projects. 

Term 2 Dates

Term 2 for Pottery runs from Saturday 22 April to Wednesday 3 July (depending on the class you attend).

Please Note
  • Clay is available for purchase from our pottery tutor ($20).

  • If you intend to make larger sculptural pieces, you may be required to purchase your own glaze.

  • There will be no classes on Friday, 29 March and Saturday, 30 March, due to a public holiday. To ensure you don't miss any class, we have scheduled an additional class for the course.

We have different tutors for the classes. Tuesday & Wednesday evening classes are run by Pim Hodge. Classes held on Wednesday and Saturday morning are run by Vicky. Friday classes are run by Bridget.

Receive 10% Discount

If you join any of our creative courses, you will receive a 10% discount off full-priced items at Eckersley’s Art & Craft. Discount applies on presentation of course receipt. Stores included are Eckersley’s Chatswood & St. Leonards.

Testimonials

"I just love the relaxed vibe in this class with the other students. Our teacher was supportive and encouraging, ready to help but also to nurture our creativity and learning. I never miss a class if l can possibly help it."

"It was so enjoyable to learn this new skill with Vicky’s guidance! I am hooked! I can’t wait to see the final results!"

"I LOVED the pottery classes! I learnt how to make mugs, plates and decorations for my place. It was my thing to look forward to in the evening. Definitely coming back."

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Victoria De Aboitiz

About the tutor

Victoria De Aboitiz

Hi, I am Victoria! I studied Ceramics in various studios in South America. I've been teaching at NSCC since 2022. My background influences my understanding of ceramics by highlighting the conception of community and cultural ceramic traditions in the making and guides me to work with local materials extracted by myself. I'm constantly learning from all environments, exploring techniques and technologies in my studio in Sydney's Inner West. Bridging different worlds is a special place for my work to occur in.

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Bridget Willis

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Bridget Willis

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.

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Pim Hodge

Pim Hodge studied at the Sydney College of the Arts where she gained her degree in Visual Arts, majoring in ceramics and sculpture. Pim's work has been represented in the Canberra Ceramic Awards and has been shown in private collections in Australia and overseas. She exhibits regularly in solo and joint exhibitions around Sydney and has had a piece selected by the Renwick Group of the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Pim’s teaching involvement takes her to Mauritius each year as Artist in Residence at the Mauritian Craft Academy. Pim has a satirical and whimsical approach to her work, while maintaining the integrity of her subjects.

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(02) 9922 2299
Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
220 Miller St, North Sydney - Back of Ted Mack Civic Park