General Course Details
Handbuilding incorporates the use of coiling, modelling and slab-building techniques to manipulate clay into more free-form pieces.
Wheelwork involves learning throwing and associated skills on the potter’s wheel.
You will be taught how to centre clay and pull up a basic cylinder. This form is the stepping stone to more complex shapes such as bowls, plates, etc., which are covered
in the latter part of the course.
In all classes you will learn to wax, decorate and glaze your pots and although the work is fired for you, a fundamental knowledge of the firing process will be gained.
Clay and firing costs are included in the introductory course fees.
The standard firing charge is $6 per kg. This includes bisque (first) firing, glaze firing, and use of glazes. A range of clays is available for purchase with prices from approx. $16 per 10kg bag.
Tools are available for purchase.
CPS members receive discounts on firing and clay purchases.
With the exception of the Introductory classes, any classes missed may be made up during the term at an equivalent class subject to available space in a class, but missed classes will not be transferred to the next term.
Contact the office (6241 7800) to check the availability of suitable
dates/times for makeup classes.
Payment in full is required as the time of booking to secure a place.
CPS member discounts apply to course fees.
Enrolment may also be done in person Tuesday to Thursday between 9.30am—12.30pm at the workshop office, Watson Arts Centre, Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT
All prices are subject to change.
Classes are run subject to numbers.