This course is one of our trilogy of foundational courses designed to introduce you different aspects of working with clay. The other two are our unique Slow Clay Wheel and Form & Surface hand-building courses. It does not matter which of the three you start with, once you become a student with us you have priority to continue with us and move into a different course each term until you have completed the three introduction courses. Thereafter, you can continue to develop to a high level in one area if you wish.
Our Porcelain Small Objects course is suitable for anyone who wishes to experience the unique difference of making with porcelain. Learn to make unique and personal Porcelain Small Objects and Wearables with award-winning ceramic artist Pilar Rojas who has created this unusual 8-week course especially for Slow Clay Centre. It’s a course designed to enable you to make your own porcelain wearables and small objects based on your individual designs. This is not a “cut & paste” workshop! It is rare chance to experience a structured design development course and an introduction to porcelain through unusual skills and inventive techniques from an experienced ceramic artist.
All levels welcome, suitable for beginners! Pilar’s starts each lesson with a demonstration and feeds in her knowledge of porcelain providing tips and encouraging everyone to have a go. Using a range of techniques from laminating and inlay of coloured clays to drawing and carving the surface, Pilar’s expert advice is on hand at all times to ensure a successful outcome. Beginners are welcome. All participants are carefully guided through the design process to ensure a personal outcome focussing on individual responses and directions of personal choice.
When: Tuesdays 10am – 12noon and 6.30-8.30pm
Fee: $496 Earlybird and conc, $530 Normal
Size Limit: Due to the nature of porcelain the size of your objects must be limited to 10cms cubed.
The 8-week course fee covers the use of porcelain and all other materials and firing fees are included too. Specialist silver clasps etc will be an extra surcharge paid direct to the teacher in the final class depending on individual use.
Note: Studio Access Times (SATs) are not available to Porcelain students.
Instructor: Pilar Rojas
Image: Pilar Rojas
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: 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.