Escape to Slow Clay Centre and learn the art of quiet expression.
Slow Clay Centre specialises in ceramics education and offers an extensive variety of ceramics and pottery classes throughout the year. Classes are offered on a weekly basis by the term, intensive weekends and short courses, and a rich variety of one-day guest artist workshops and forums. Catering for children and adults, from beginners to the more skilled, everyone can learn the art of working with clay.
Our unique "Slow Clay" method for teaching the pottery wheel, established by Slow Clay Centre director and ceramic artist Jane Sawyer, has been practised for more than twenty years. Based on the Japanese techniques she studied as an apprentice in Japan, the "Slow Clay" method offers ergonomic best-practice and provides a solid foundation for personal expression and confidence with clay.
Based in a new inner-city studio in Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia, Jane Sawyer is now joined by a range of other professional ceramic artists and experienced teachers, all leaders in their fields, who offer equally high-level teaching in a broad variety of topics. Together they offer guest artist workshops and forums, creating a vibrant community of enthusiasts.
Welcome to Slow Clay Centre where you can be sure to learn from some of the best!
We invite you join our monthly e-newsletter and to contact us to join our lessons to experience our passion for and addiction to clay!
"Slow Clay Centre provides exceptional quality international standard teaching right here in Melbourne by some of our most respected ceramic artists." - Joe Pascoe, Director Craft Victoria, 2012.
Term 1 2015 update:
Term 1 2015 weekly classes commence on Wed 28th January and last for upto 8 weeks are now open for bookings. Most classes are now full but due to demand an extra Slow Clay Wheel Throwing beginners' class has been scheduled. There are also places available for Form and Surface classes and for children's Clay Club holiday and after school classes. Other short courses and one-day workshops can be booked via our Guest Artists Workshops page. We are active on Facebook and Instagram and if you sign up for our e-newsletter you will be notified of any new classes when they open.
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