Whether you are a complete beginner or you wish to make clay your career, you can be confident that Slow Clay Centre will provide. With national and international recognition for our teaching methods honed over 40 years, we are proud to offer our students proven pathways to success in a beautiful purpose-renovated studio. But don’t take our word for it! We have received nearly 800 5 star reviews and these are just a taste:
Super awesome experience at Slow Clay Centre – highly recommended!! Courses are structured so well, you’re taught all the skills progressively with time to explore and learn on your own also. Alyssa was a fantastic teacher explaining and demonstrating everything really well and helped out when I was stuck. I’ve already signed up for next term and can’t wait to continue at Slow Clay! (Nicholas, 2023)
Best place ever. Wonderful teachers! (Brighid, 2023)
A fantastic and intensive two days of learning. Jane and Claire facilitated a creative space filled with warmth and fun.
Thanks Jane, I was quite nervous as I had so little experience but you were so warm, friendly and inclusive…that kind of teaching is so hard to come by. You made the impossible-possible-a really big Thankyou! (Talitha, 2022)
Such a wonderful class (Setting Up Your Studio)- jam packed full of useful information from formulating glazes to the best studio layout. Now I have a wealth of information to take my pottery to the next level. Thanks so much! (Kylie, 2022)
I’ve been incredibly lucky to have such wonderful teachers over the years! Each one of them have been so generous with their knowledge and time. It’s no wonder I can’t seem to stay away from Slow Clay. xx (Felicity, 2022)
This was a great experience. As I am a new potter Jane was able to teach me much gentler throwing techniques, much kinder to the body and mind. I great day, thank you Jane and Alyssa (Vivienne, 2021)
THANK YOU for your tireless enthusiasm and patience. Cannot tell you sufficiently the wonderful impact these classes have had on my mental health! It is the only 2 hours a week where my brain thinks of nothing else but clay and creativity. The classes themselves are sometimes more important than the tangible objects I get to take home at the end of the term. (Alycia, 2016)
Thank you for offering such a great program for children, my son has thoroughly enjoyed his experiences at Clay Club for kids. The environment is beautiful in every way. His teacher Louise really inspired his imagination by discussing his ideas in detail and showing him how to make them a reality, achieving a delicate balance between creativity and practical techniques. His creations have been way beyond my expectations and he is so proud of his work! (Josephine, 2015)
Slow Clay Centre is a hive of ceramic industry. An array of courses await you here taught by teachers at the top of their trade. The wheel is addictive, hand building so exciting, the porcelain course an astonishment. Do them all, like me, or just one. It’s hard not to keep coming back. The workshops will spur you to greater things – the lessons will embrace and absorb you. (Carolyn, 2015)
I am constantly thankful that my first experience with clay with at Slow Clay. I took both the Slow Clay wheel throwing and Form & Surface classes for four terms, and subsequently spent a year at the National Art School studying ceramics, and pursuing my newfound love independently. The level of understanding, skill, and sensitivity that I experienced from the teachers blew me away, and what I learned there has continued to shape the way I think about clay, art, and life. (Nick, 2015)
I took the Monday evening wheel throwing classes for more than six years. I wanted to be able to learn new skills and create something that is practical and beautiful. I was always interested in pottery but the most important element in the classes was Jane’s teaching and her enthusiasm. An unexpected surprise was that everyone has a style that is manifested right from the beginning. (Lidia, 2015)
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