Techniques for Exploring Colour in Porcelain (NEW!) with Sandra Black

Learn how to prepare coloured porcelain with ceramic stains and granular oxides to create colourful surfaces on either handbuilt or thrown vessels and forms. Techniques to explore are marbling, inlay, carving and lamination. We will use slab building, pinching, draping and wheel work for those with throwing skills to create colourful vessels.

perfect course for those who love exploring colour!

Materials:

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

What to bring:-

  • Notebook & pen
  • Apron
  • A selection of clay tools
  • FAC provides some clay for each student, students will be required to purchase further clay if needed
  • Students must wear appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes and tie up long hair for safety reasons

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

Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit wa.gov.au.

Building 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 or email [email protected] to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Roof Works:

FAC are currently in the final stages of a long-term project to refurbish, repair and protect one of the City’s best loved heritage buildings. For more information, please head to: Roof Restoration - Fremantle Arts Centre Heritage Building (fac.org.au), please direct any questions about the roof works to: [email protected]

 

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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