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T4 Ceramics - On & Off the Wheel Evening

All levels welcome - with Shupiwe Chongwe

  • Started 17 Oct
  • 335 Australian dollars
  • Garden room

Course Description

Create functional and sculptural ceramics using a variety of innovative and traditional techniques. Learn surface techniques, hand-building and wheel work, creating ceramic pieces on-and-off the wheel. This class is structured for participants to follow the tutor’s projects or work independently with guidance as needed. About your Tutor: Shupiwe Chongwe is a Walyalup (Fremantle) raised ceramicist focusing on creating unique pieces that speak to her love of nature and strong family connection to ceramics. Shupiwe's journey with ceramics started at a young age. Growing up surrounded by the art of her ceramicist father, Shupiwe was inspired to also explore the world of ceramics. Her family connection to ceramics dates back even further, to her great, great grandmother who was a practising potter in Zambia. Shupiwe began experimenting with ceramics under the direction of her father, later moving on to study at North Metropolitan TAFE (Perth, WA) whilst continuing her own practice from her home studio. Shupiwe mainly practices with stoneware clays producing sculptural forms as well as functional art for the home. She experiments with Raku firing, employing traditional techniques to produce erratic, unique patterns on ceramic forms. About the course This course is suitable for beginners to build fundamentals and experienced makers wishing to broaden their horizons. We will explore a variety of techniques depending on individual projects and group dynamics. These may include wheel-throwing, sculpting, hand-building, texturing and decorative techniques, slip trailing, slab-building, coil-building, press moulding and glazing. This class will encourage experimentation, a place to explore and step outside of their comfort zone in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. What to bring: Please wear old clothes/apron, Old towel, Personal clay tools - optional Journal and pencil Ideas, creativity, positive attitude. Material fee, paid to tutor at the first class: A $40 material fee is payable to the first class tutor. 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. Size limit of 30cm for all fired works.

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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