$285 NZD

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These five week block courses with Raquel Carter are focused on hand building ceramic vessels in different ways. Covering all basic skills from starting with a block of clay through the entire making process, exploring different techniques, decorating styles and the glazing process. Mondays and Fridays beginning 29 April, 10am - 1pm | TE PA MATAPAIA | $285


Hand building with clay is an ancient pottery making technique that involves creating a variety of forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands along with simple tools. These courses are suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge of clay. 

Course one - Monday mornings

Focus on building forms indifferent hand building techniques and glazing.

29 April - 27 May,  10am-1pm

$285 for series includes a 10kg bag of clay.

To book Monday mornings click here: Monday Mornings

Course Two - Friday mornings

Focus on exploring surface texture and decoration techniques on simple hand-built forms.

3 May - 31 May, 10am-1pm

$285 for series includes a 10kg bag of clay.

To book Friday mornings click here: Friday Mornings

In these short courses you will:

• Gain a wide knowledge and understanding of clay hand building, decorating and basic glazing techniques.

• Receive support and guidance from a trained ceramic artist and teacher.

• Have the opportunity to try different techniques and then create your own vessel from you own ideas as one of the projects.

• Take home a variety of finished pieces.

• Have access to a full working studio, tools, clay, glazing and learn about the firing process.

• Option to buy more clay dependent on size of vessel.

Students are required to bring:

• A notebook or folder to keep handouts and draw down ideas.

• An apron and please wear closed toe shoes.

• A container with a lid to collect scrap clay pieces to re-cycle and use.

• Their own refreshment.

Event Date

03 May 2024 to 31 May 2024

From: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Future Events
03 May 2024
06 May 2024
10 May 2024
13 May 2024
17 May 2024
20 May 2024
24 May 2024
27 May 2024
31 May 2024

Te Atamira

Physical Address

Remarkables Park Town Centre, 12 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton

Queenstown, 9300

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  • Suitable for Groups? YES