Slow Clay Centre Beginners Wheel Pottery Classes
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Mon, 22 Jul 10:00AM - Mon, 09 Sep 12:00PM
Price A$535
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Mon, 22 Jul 6:30PM - Mon, 09 Sep 8:30PM
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Tue, 23 Jul 10:00AM - Tue, 10 Sep 12:00PM
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Tue, 23 Jul 6:30PM - Tue, 10 Sep 8:30PM
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The courses on this page are for Intermediate and Advanced levels. You might also be interested in our new Professional Development Program.

Pre-requisites: a minimum two or more beginner’s courses with us or equivalent experience. If you have learnt elsewhere or are unsure of your level please call us on 99437844 to discuss your needs before enrolling as we do not give refunds.

Times: Choose one of Monday or Tuesday Mornings (10am – 12pm) or evenings (6.30 – 8.30pm).

Terms dates: Term 1: 4 Feb – 2 April, Term 2: 29 April – 25 June, Term 3: 22 July – 10 Sept, Term 4: 7 Oct-26 Nov

Bookings For Term 3: Current students will be offered priority to continue before we open to the public on 12 June.

Content: These eight-week courses are offered four times per year ie: 4 Terms per year. Students enrol one term at a time and attend at the same time once a week. The courses provide a developmental pathway for learning more complex techniques and encourage individual development and designs. Whilst primarily focussing on the skills of the potterʼs wheel, we also introduce some hand-building techniques and encourage an outlook for experimentation and open-ended exploration. A rich pathway is offered within an imaginative and creative framework.

Students will build upon the Japanese techniques they learnt in our Beginners classes and experience a range of other techniques suitable for larger and more complex forms. They continue to underpin their practice with awareness of ergonomically sound techniques. Demonstrations to the group are offered in every class and students are supported to move to individual design and progress as and when their skills permit.

Students have the option to hold their place from term to term or book for one year at a time (please call us to ask about the generous discount).

Instructor: Jane Sawyer

Fees: $508 Earlybird/FT Student/FT Potter and conc, $535 Normal. The class fee is fully inclusive of materials, unlimited house clay and glazes and access to all studio equipment and tools. Firing is $10/kg payable at the end of the term upon collection.

"SATs" stand for our Studio Access Times and these are available to currently enrolled students to use our studio for some quiet practise time. We are not a drop-in studio for anyone to access our space, sorry. SATs are only available if you are currently enrolled in either Wheel or Form & Surface courses. We do not offer them to Porcelain students or Weekend Intensive students, sorry.  Please note: SATs are an "extra" for our students and can change anytime at our discretion. We reserve the right to cancel at short notice or change what we offer at short notice. Other events can take priority. We will always endeavour to publish any sudden changes on our Facebook page and studio notice boards so please check there. In Term 1 2019 SAT times will be offered as one-hour extension times to the morning classes and 3-hours Tuesday 12-3pm and Saturday 10am-1pm (bookings required) You will be told about them in more detail in your first lesson.


Please note: Deposits are a commitment to attend. They are non-refundable and the balance must be paid in full three weeks before the start date. When paying 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 or you will be given a link to click and pay. Please note: due to limited places and high demand, if the balance is not received before the required date we reserve the right to offer your place to someone on our cancellation list.


Refunds
Please choose your classes carefully. 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. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, we can hold your payment in credit for up to 12 months for a future course. Please note: we do not take any responsibility for pre-existing health issues that may be exacerbated by being in our studio. Please seek a doctor's opinion or ask us if you need moe information.

Contact: Tel 99437844   Email: info@slowclay.com