Ceramics & Sculpture adults Courses

The Decorative Surface Project

Sandra Black intadv

This course is designed to allow you to experiment and innovate with your surface decoration using commercial tissue transfers on various surfaces and changing them using Scraffito, underglaze and wash back. Design your own low fire 800C decals for glazed vessels or use commercial ones. Play with photographs to produce laser decals which can be printed by your tutor and applied to bisque or high fired porcelain or stoneware. Like some bling? Learn how to safely use and apply gold and silver lustres. Combine all the above techniques to create unique surfaces for your pots.


  •  A materials & firing fee is included in the cost of the course

What to bring:-

  • Notebook & pen.
  • Leatherhard, dry, bisque and glazed pots. These can be made in class.
  • Access to laptop, camera or phone to design decals.
  • Tutor will supply (for a small fee to be paid once course commences) laser decals, HP printer access and some commercial decals to play with.
  • Soft rubber kidney.
  • Scissors or stencil knife.

COVID-19 Response:

FAC has implemented a number of cleaning and safety measures to ensure our students’ wellbeing. Social distancing will be observed in the studios and course content has been adapted to suit new safety guidelines. Hand sanitiser will be provided and studios will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each class.

Wheel chair symbolBuilding Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enroll has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email [email protected] to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Tutor Sandra Black

Sandra Black’s delicate, hand-detailed porcelain pieces are distinctive and well known in Western Australia for their refinement.

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