Ceramics & Sculpture adults Courses

Handbuilding in Coloured Clay

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Explore simple handbuilding techniques of pinch coil and slab to form decorative and functional vessels using drape and hump moulds. Learn how to make and use coloured clay bodies as decorative surfaces. Clay maybe coloured with stains, oxides or granulars to create speckled surfaces.

Materials:-

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

What to bring:-

  • Apron
  • Notebook & pen
  • An old towel
  • FAC provides 1 bag of clay for each student
  • Closed footwear and appropriate clothing to be worn

Firing & Glazing:-

  • It is not always possible to fire and glaze all pieces made before the end of your course. The firing of each individual item is dependent on many factors including:– drying time, thickness, size, amount of work, when pieces are finished (i.e. towards the end of term the kilns are extremely full), and whether the pieces require bisque or glaze firing. We do our upmost to fire as much work as possible each week, however please bear in mind all of the above considerations. Please plan in advance if you would like to glaze in your final week of class.
  • Once fired, work is left on the collection shelves and an email sent out with collection times. It is the student’s responsibility to identify and collect their own work.
  • There are stand-alone glazing courses on offer each term if you would like to come back and finish your work another time.

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 enrol has special requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 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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