Ceramics for Beginners

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Learn the fundamentals of pottery in this 8 week beginner's class where you will be guided on how to create a range of ceramic items such as mugs, bowls and boxes, using a variety of techniques including hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating, firing, glazing and finishing.

Each lesson will begin with a demonstration by experienced tutor Kerrie Docker, before individual students break out into workstations to learn and master the various stages of pottery production. All students will spend time on the pottery wheels, as well as working on individual hand-built projects utilising slab and coil construction.

In the first few weeks of the course, each student will complete a hand built project and wheel thrown pot each class. In the final weeks of term, projects will be painted, decorated and glazed, ready to take home.


Two courses are scheduled for each Wednesday:

  • 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Course fee includes all materials and equipment.

The course will be held at Albury TAFE campus, with students having access to the full suite of tools and equipment in the large purpose built studio.

Presented in partnership with Riverina TAFE.

Please note: from Monday 11 October, the museum has a new condition of entry. All visitors to the museum will need to have received two vaccinations prior to entry. This includes tutors and students in MAMA Studio. Please consider this when booking your ticket. This is a temporary condition of entry as part of the NSW Roadmap to Reopening.

  • When
  • Where
    TAFE NSW - Albury
  • Price
    $420 ($400 Members / Concession)

This course will run in Term 4, however, places are currently being filled from the waiting list. Once everyone on the waiting list has had a chance to enrol, the course will open to the public on Wednesday 6 October.

Please note: Under the NSW Roadmap to Reopening, access to this site may change for students that have not yet completed two vaccinations. Stay tuned for more information about conditions of entry for this venue.

Meet the Tutor: 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.

Please note: in making a booking with MAMA you agree to the terms and conditions.