Slow Clay Centre Beginners Wheel Pottery Classes
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Bookings for our next term of 8-week classes will open 15 December 2021

2022 Term dates:

Term 1: 31 Jan – 30 March, 8 weeks (Bookings open 15 Dec 2021) 

Term 2: 2 May – 20 June (Booking date TBA)

Term 3: 25 July – 16 December (Booking date TBA)

Term 4: 3 October – 23 November  (Booking date TBA)

No classes on public holidays.

20/10/21 CoVid Update: We’re back! Fully vaccinated* people can now attend any classes and all other Covid safe guidelines are being followed as advised. Please wear a mask and check in with QR code on entry. 

If you booked a class that was cancelled due to lockdown or have a credit voucher or gift voucher, please email us to ensure you don’t miss out.  

Note: The courses on this page are for Intermediate and Advanced levels. You might also be interested in our Studio Practice Program   or our guest artist workshops. We also encourage you to sign up to our newsletter for updates.

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.

Times: Choose one of Monday or Tuesday Mornings (10am – 12pm) or Monday or Tuesday evenings (6.30 – 9pm). Book a time and stick to it! One missed class can be redeemed with a free Studio Access Time (see below). No replacement classes are offered, sorry.

Note: If a course is interrupted due to Covid we will either roll over your booking to the next term or refund or create a credit note.

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).

Instructors: Jane Sawyer (Monday 10am and 6.30pm and Tuesday 10am) and Judith Roberts (Tuesday 10am)

Fees: $575 Normal, $545 Continuing students/conc. 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. Due to cancelled classes fees may be less than advertised.

Studio Access Times (SATs): SATs are for our enrolled students to have some extra practice time in the studio. They are offered to all our weekly students (except Porcelain sorry) and times are subject to change depending on studio needs. Teachers will give you details in your first lesson.  The fee is $10 (for a one-hour extension to your morning class time) or $30 for three hours. The fee includes all materials and use of a wheel. Bookings are required for a wheel. If you miss a class you can use one SAT to replace it – limit one per term. Please note due to Covid pressures our previous loyalty program has been temporarily suspended until further notice.

*We follow all government regulations and therefore require students and staff to be fully vaccinated unless there are medical reasons or children under 12 years. Thank you for your understanding and compliance. This is mandated by the Victorian government in order to re-open by 5 November 2021. It may change in future. 

These standard T&Cs below are not adjusted for Covid. We are unable to refund you if you are ill or change your mind.

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.

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.

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