Pottery and Ceramics Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Community College

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Pottery and Ceramics

Beginners and experienced potters welcome!

Introduction to the basic skills of hand building - pinch, coil and slab construction in earthenware/stoneware clay and glaze. Please note there is no wheel work in this course.

Create bowls, mugs, jugs, vases, garden ware and clay sculptures in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. 

No experience necessary, work at your own pace. 

Experienced students are encouraged to pursue projects of special interest to them.

What to Bring:

• Pottery tools
you can purchase a cheap set of tools from a bargain store or art supplies shop - these come in a pack with sponge, wire, wooden tools, and metal pin tool or alternatively you can find things to suit around your home including knife, fork, skewers etc.

• Glazing tools
Hogs bristle brushes various sizes or hake brushes can be purchased from $2 dollar stores or art shops.

• An apron
• Glad wrap
• plastic bag(s)
• Bucket to carry home tools - which will need to be cleaned off site.
• Container for water (recycled yoghurt container)
• small, lidded container to hold slurry
• Newspaper

Note: please don’t worry if you are unable to have all items for the first night.

Additional material cost of $50 to be paid to your tutor please - this covers Clay, Glazes and firing for the Term.

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