All Handmade

Workshops + Classes

All Handmade
April 29, 2024


May 31, 2024
10:00 am

These five week block courses with Raquel Carter are focused on hand building ceramic vessels in different ways. Covering all basic skills from starting with a block of clay through the entire making process, exploring different techniques, decorating styles and the glazing process. Mondays and Fridays beginning 29 April, 10am - 1pm | TE PA MATAPAIA | $285

Hand building with clay is an ancient pottery making technique that involves creating a variety of forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands along with simple tools. These courses are suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge of clay.

In these short courses you will:

• Gain a wide knowledge and understanding of clay hand building, decorating and basic glazing techniques.

• Receive support and guidance from a trained ceramic artist and teacher.

• Have the opportunity to try different techniques and then create your own vessel from you own ideas as one of the projects.

• Take home a variety of finished pieces.

• Have access to a full working studio, tools, clay, glazing and learn about the firing process.

• Option to buy more clay dependent on size of vessel.

Students are required to bring:

• A notebook or folder to keep handouts and draw down ideas.

• An apron and please wear closed toe shoes.

• A container with a lid to collect scrap clay pieces to re-cycle and use.

• Their own refreshment.

Course one - Monday mornings

29 April - 27 May,  10am-1pm

$285 for series includes a 10kg bag of clay

Focus on building forms indifferent hand building techniques and glazing.

To book Monday mornings click here: Monday Mornings

Course Two - Friday mornings

3 May - 31 May, 10am-1pm

$285 for series includes a 10kg bag of clay.

Focus on exploring surface texture and decoration techniques on simple hand-built forms.

To book Friday mornings click here: Friday Mornings

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