porcelain small pieces – 4 week workshop tuesday evenings 17 october – 7 november 7-9pm


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would you like to take some time out for yourself? to be able to put the phone down and switch off? well we are all about stepping out of your every day commitments and making some time to be amongst like minded people who want to be present and have an inspirational time!

as well as creating a fun and creative space to be away from it all, the aim of this 4 week workshop is to teach you the basics of how to handle porcelain… how to take a design from concept to completed piece. there will be discussion on how to hand build, how to best utilise tools and found objects and the art of illustrating and painting greenware ready to be glazed and fired in a kiln…

you will receive an email prior to the start of the term encouraging you to start conceptualising what it is you want to achieve and recommending reference materials you could access. you will also be asked to bring found objects or inspiration to the initial class as well

the aim is for each student to leave with between 2-6 small completed pieces, whether it be a vessel, a ring, a strung necklace or something of your own design…

the workshop will be held in the ichimu studio in torquay and the cost includes all materials & firing. you will definitely be able to do the same at home with the techniques you learn in the workshop. (firing can be booked as needed if you decide to create at home)

no previous experience is required

places are limited to 8 students

tuesday evenings from 7-9pm
17 october – 7 november 2023  

what to bring
an apron or old shirt, ideas and your imagination, lots of questions and a notebook

the package
all clay, glazes and firing service (sterling silver can be ordered if required). light refreshments, tea and coffee. below is a rough guide as to what each week with explore

week one
how does porcelain work? learn the fundamentals about this beautiful clay and how to create forms using a variety of techniques. we will also discuss your concepts

week two
continuing from week one building on what you have learnt and discussing how we can use different decorating techniques to realise concepts. here we combine our building and decorating skills to create the pieces we wish to take to final stages

week three

you will probably have a few more ideas that you wish to explore this week so we will continue making

week four
we should have bisque ware to decorate in week four. we will discuss how glazes and underglazes work, how they can be combined and various techniques that can be used. the final clear or white glaze will be applied by us and your pieces will be ready to collect in 4-6 weeks

coming back & into the future
armed with all your knowledge i am sure everyone will have a few new ideas they now want to investigate. in term 2 we are going to offer space on friday mornings and afternoons to previous students. you will be able to book online and leave your materials in your own dedicated space where your pieces can also dry in safety… more details to come 

bookings & cancellations
as class sizes are small we can only offer a refund if the workshop has been cancelled so please check your dates & choose your course carefully. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please send a friend along in your place. there are strictly no credits issued for classes that cannot be attended by the student

finalising your purchase is acceptance of these terms 

* all prices include gst