Hosted by Rahu Road Pottery this workshop series will be an immersive experience, teaching a combination of both the how and the why of making.

Tutor: Duncan Shearer
Time: 10am to 5pm each day
Cost: $300 per workshop
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3 & 4 February
Slow wheel throwing

Using soft clay and a slow speed, let the sensual nature of throwing express itself in your work. This course is the antidote to stiff minimalism and a chance enjoy the haphazard, the irregular and the fluid nature of clay. You will be using a Leach treadle wheel and exploring a range of simple forms that allow room for experimentation. Some wheel throwing skills are essential. Clay provided. Maximum 4 people, $300.

21 & 22 April
Taming of the kiln

A workshop that is all about heat and how to control it. Based around loading and firing of the wood kiln for a soda firing we will also be covering the principles at work in wood and gas kilns. Work for the firing will need to be bisque fired and glazed with suitable stoneware glazes (firing to cone 11), loading on Saturday and firing on Sunday. The kiln will be unloaded on the following Saturday. A limited range of glazes and flashing slips available. Maximum 6 people, $300

14 & 15 July
Surface, surface, surface

A workshop that focuses on the skin, exploring a range of textures, slips, engobes and glazes that can enliven and transform your clay work. These techniques and technologies can be applied to a wide range of forms and temperatures. Throwing and hand-building skills are useful, bring your own clay and tools, other materials provided. Maximum 6 people. $300

6 & 7 October
The Teapot Challenge

This form is seen as the ultimate test of a potters’ skill, combining a technical mastery of form and function. This workshop will focus on the wheel and delve into the secrets of what makes a good teapot, the five steps to the perfect spout and how to stamp your personality on this iconic object. Some wheel throwing skills are essential. Maximum 4 people, $300.