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T1 Ceramics - Focus on Form

All levels welcome with Robbie Kerr

  • Starts 2 Feb 2024
  • 335 Australian dollars
  • Garden room

8 spot left


Course Description

Learn how to make beautiful ceramic pieces using the pottery wheel. We will learn fundamental to advanced techniques in this friendly and fun class, including functional and sculptural pieces, surface treatments and glazing techniques. About your Tutor: Robbie began his journey with ceramics at an early age, being taught by his father Bernard Kerr in their home studio in Glen Forrest. After a long hiatus, he got back on the wheel in January of 2018 and has been obsessed with creating pottery ever since. Robbie generally makes functional wares from stoneware clay, using a range of firing methods including reduction, oxidation, salt-fire and woodfire to finish his work. Robbie is fascinated with the experimental nature of clay, exploring different styles and techniques in his practice. About the Course This course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced makers wishing to broaden their horizons. We will explore a variety of techniques, depending on individual projects and group dynamics and they may include wheel-throwing, sculpting, hand-building, texturing (chattering, engraving, etc), decorative techniques (masking, mishima, sgraffito, spattering), slip trailing, slab-building, coil-building, press moulding and glazing. Students will be encouraged to experiment, explore and step outside of their comfort zone in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. What you need to bring Please wear old clothes/apron Old towel Personal clay tools - optional Journal and pencil. Ideas, creativity, positive attitude. ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™š๐™š paid to tutor at the first class: A $40 material fee, payable to the tutor at the first class. Includes 1 bag of Stoneware clay, fair use of colourants and glazes. Tools and equipment are supplied but students are encouraged to purchase their own small set of clay tools to bring each week. Extra materials and fees discussed in class. The cost of firing is included in the course fees. All works fired on-site must be produced in your Tresillian class, from clay supplied by or approved by your tutor. Works must be under 30cm in any direction to be fired at Tresillian. Tresillian Arts Centre endeavours to have all student work fired within 4 weeks of the end of term. TAC staff will email ceramics students to advise when firing from the recent term is completed and available for collection. Please note, completed work will not be kept for more than 3 months as we do not have space to store work.


Upcoming Sessions


Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.

Waitlist form

Please complete the waitlist form if your particular course is full. 

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