Workshop: Wheel Throwing

When: 8 & 9 September, 13 October

Where: MAMA House Studio, Albury Botanical Gardens, enter via Smollet Street

Price: $275 ($250 moMAMA / Conc)

Getting your clay to behave on a pottery wheel requires patience and practice.

This workshop with ceramicist Kerrie Docker will be focussed on improving your confidence and techniques on the wheel.

The workshop will be spread over two weekends, the first at MAMA's House Studio, and the second at Table Top Pots studio.

Saturday 8 September
1.00pm - 5.00pm 

On the first afternoon, Kerrie will focus on improving student's technical wheel throwing skills. Start by repetitively throwing cylinders  to improve your form control, and then select a couple of favourite pieces to improve and finish.

Sunday 9 September
1.00pm - 4.00pm 

On the second afternoon, select your favourite pieces from yesterday and turn, decorate and complete them ready for bisque fire. (Kerrie will Bisque Fire the works on 17 September.)

Saturday 13 October
10.00am - 12.00pm 

Following the first firing, students will reconvene at Table Top Pots to glaze their work. Kerrie will have a large variety of stoneware glazes available to use, and will lead students through different glazing methods.

The pieces will then have a second firing in Kerrie's kiln, and will be made available for collection.

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Meet the Tutor: Kerrie Docker

Portrait of artist Kerrie Docker

Kerrie fell in love with ceramics at Secondary School and followed her passion into an Arts degree majoring in Ceramics at Bendigo College of Advanced Education in the late 1980's.

While inspired by many great international potters, including the English Masters, Kerrie's main influences have been people that she has worked with personally in the local area.

She has been producing Tableware, Exhibition pieces and Commissions since 1990 and continues to grow and refine her technique with each new project. She is particularly drawn to wheel thrown work and enjoys creating functional items that have great line, lift and balance. Kerrie has also delved into sculptural work, murals and tiling.

Kerrie's studio is a century old shearing shed on her family's farm. It is here that she disappears into her creative world and emerges with unique pieces that are in her distinct style.