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T3 Ceramics – Wheel Work for Beginners

Beginner level - with Melanie Sharpham

  • Starts 22 July
  • 345 Australian dollars
  • Central Art Room

8 spots left


Course Description

Thought you’d like to give wheel work a go? This class is especially for beginners. We’ll start from the beginning, learning about wedging clay, centering and pulling up the walls. Come along and get your hand dirty and have some fun in this introduction wheel throwing course. You will learn the fundamentals of throwing vessels on the wheel, glazing and firing works , with finished works being ready for collection after the end of term. About your Tutor: Western Australian ceramic artist, Melanie Sharpham is connected to and inspired by Australia’s natural landscapes. Though her creative business, Eucalypt Homewares (established 2007), she creates decorative and functional handmade slip cast ceramics. She has designed and created a range of Australian botanical tissue transfers for her signature collection, Floralware. Eucalypt Homewares tableware can be found across Australian boutique stores and high end restaurants, including Wildflower, Perth. Melanie has over 25 years of ceramic experience, working and teaching in her pottery studio. A degree in Primary Education and Early Childhood teaching and an Advanced Diploma in Studio Ceramics, Melanie has facilitated primary school artist in residence projects, run PD for teachers and taught students of all ages from Pre - school through to seniors. What to bring: Please wear old clothes/apron Old towel Personal clay tools – optional but recommended – you can purchase a beginners tool set from reception for $10. Journal and pencil Ideas, creativity, positive attitude 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. **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. Cost of firing included in course fees (excludes - oversized or excessive production)


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.


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