Ceramic Hand-building: Intermediate


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Description

Do you want to create your own individual style? Where wheel throwing is limited to moderately sized cylindrical pieces, with hand-building the possibilities are endless! If you are feeling constrained by the wheel and want to step beyond symmetry or are looking to work on a larger scale this is the class for you. Our intermediate ceramic hand-building class is perfect for anyone who has mastered the building basics and is ready for a new challenge!

 

We’ll show you how to create larger and more complex pieces by expanding on the skills you’ve already learnt. The focus will be on building skill rather than producing objects. We’ll investigate different approaches to clay using advanced hand-building and sculptural techniques that will challenge you to create unique and different forms.  With only six students per class, there’s plenty of opportunity to ask questions, get help and inspiration from Remy. It’s time to get creative!

 

The subjects covered are:

Large coil building: Not like in primary school. Join, form and smooth coils into large sophisticated vessels

  • Coiling : Go massive without the wheel. Join, smooth, thin and form large pots out of coils by hand.
  • Slab joints: Join slabs of different shapes and sizes together into seamless pieces without cracks or blemishes
  • Hump & slump forming: Use simple forms and moulds to turn slabs into incredible 3D forms.

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Remy Pajaczkowski-Russell is a Sydney based ceramicist who works between making production domestic ware and his sculptural practice. He trained in Sydney at the National Art School majoring in ceramics before moving to France to work in traditional French studio potteries in La Borne.  Since returning from France, Remy has been working in the ceramic field in Sydney in a variety of different roles, from artists assistant and studio management to teaching and course designing.

 

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:  http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 

Parking 

We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.


Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn
  • Large coil building: Not like in primary school. Join, form and smooth coils into large sophisticated vessels
  • Coil throwing: Go massive on the wheel. Join, smooth, thin and form large pots out of coils on the wheel
  • Slab joints: Join slabs of different shapes and sizes together into seamless pieces without cracks or blemishes
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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