Slow Clay Centre Beginners Wheel Pottery Classes
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Term 1 2018 dates: 29 Jan – 3 Mar.

We will open for new bookings for Term 1 2018 on 23 November 2017 at 1pm. Please refresh your browser then and you will be able to book online. Options for class times will appear on the left side of this page from 1pm 23 Nov. Click on the option you want and you will be re-directed to another booking page AND you must choose your course time AGAIN on the second page from the drop down menu on the top right! Please choose carefully because we do not give refunds if you make a mistake! We do not keep waiting lists, sorry, but we do keep cancellation lists so if you miss out please email us and we will put you on a list. 

Our popular eight-week Beginner’s Wheel courses are offered on Wednesday or Thursday 10am – 12noon or 6.30-8.30pm.  Students choose and book a time and stick to that for the duration of the 8-week course/term. The courses are held within the Victorian school terms. Our Beginner’s courses provide a solid foundation for working on the potterʼs wheel. Students have priority to hold their place from term to term on a continuing basis.

Content: Students will learn our unique Slow Clay method inspired by Japanese techniques that are ergonomically sound. Using our techniques they come to know the ʻpower of slowʼ where movements are planned to be economical whilst having the most effect. Beginner’s start with a formal structure and gradually move to individual learning as their skills permit, all within a framework of open-ended enquiry and personal design development.

Please note: This is a Beginners level course. If you have completed two or more beginner’s courses with us you are eligible to join one of our Intermediate courses.

Times: Choose one of Wednesday or Thursday Mornings (10am – 12noon) or evenings (6.30 – 8.30pm).

Instructors: Kim Martin (Wednesday and Thursday mornings),  Grace Brown (Wednesday evenings) and Alana Casey (Thursday evenings)

Course fee: $496 Earlybird and conc, $530 Normal
The course fee is fully inclusive of all materials, unlimited clay and glazes and access to all studio equipment and tools. Firing is $9.50/kg payable at the end of the term upon collection.

All enrolled students may attend our Studio Access Times (SATs) offered four times per week (Monday & Tuesdays 12-3pm and Friday & Saturdays 10am – 1pm). The fee is $30 per session fully inclusive of materials and all studio facilities. If you continue with us we give you two free SATs in each following term (worth $60 + unlimited clay). Also, all students can make up one missed class in any SAT within the same term.

Terms & Conditions:

  • If you pay by deposit online the balance will be automatically deducted from the same credit card three weeks before the course start date through our booking agency We Teach Me.
  • Please choose your classes carefully. We recognise that shit happens and life throws up changes but due to our limited class sizes once you’ve booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled by us. If you are unable to attend we suggest you share the love and transfer your booking to a friend or let us know in plenty of time and, provided we can fill your place from our cancellation list, we will hold your payment in credit for up to 12 months for a future course.