When: 6, 7, 28 July
Where: Table Top Pots studio (near Albury), directions will be emailed after enrolment
Price: $275 ($250 moMAMA / Concession), all materials and firing included
Suitable for ages: 16+
Learning to turn clay on a pottery wheel can be both highly rewarding and highly frustrating! Getting your clay to behave on a pottery wheel requires patience and practice. This workshop offers students the opportunity to gain additional experience and personal tuition from wheel expert Kerrie Docker.
Kerrie will lead students through a series of exercises to improving your confidence and techniques on the wheel, before helping students complete a couple of projects to fire and glaze.
The workshop will be spread over two weekends at Table Top Pots studio.
Saturday 6 July
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 7 July
1.00pm - 4.00pm
On the second afternoon, select your favourite pieces from yesterday and turn, decorate and complete them ready for bisque fire. Following this weekend the work will be bisque fired ready for the final day of glazing.
Sunday 28 July
10.00am - 12.00pm
Experiment with a variety of stoneware glazes that Kerrie has available in her studio, and learn about the effects and finish of each. Learn about the different glazing methods before selecting the glazes to use on your own works.
The pieces will then have a second firing in Kerrie's kiln, and will be made available for collection.
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.
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