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Collapse, Yield, Renew, 2021. Jane Sawyer

If you’ve found yourself on this page you might also be interested in our Studio Practice Program which is delivered as a seasonal intensive of 3-5 days. Guest teachers facilitate deep thinking development in a small group setting. Check it out! 


One-to-one mentoring occurs within an open-ended framework of development and exploration. These sessions aim to take your work to the next level of your professional practice. Slow Clay Centre founder, ceramic artist Jane Sawyer, will gently guide you with in-depth sessions designed to take a detailed and critical look at key conceptual, practical and technical elements of your work, exploring what moves and drives your making and how to enhance both your practice and your relationship to it. Suited to emerging and mid-career artists.

  • When: by mutual arrangement in person or by Zoom
  • Class size: Individual
  • Fee: $125/hr inc GST (first introductory session: free)

Instructor: Jane Sawyer Jane Sawyer is uniquely placed to facilitate your individual development. With qualifications in art education, a Masters of Fine Art (ceramics) and many years training in studio apprenticeships in Australia and Japan, together with a continuous career as a studio potter and exhibiting ceramic artist, Jane approaches ceramics from a wide yet deep viewpoint. Jane is the founder of Slow Clay Centre, is recognised as one of Australia’s leading ceramic artists, is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and gives back through professional boards. “Mentoring is a relationship built on trust and a willingness to be challenged. Through reflective listening and play I try to unlock the joy and potential for my students to develop their work in fresh new ways.” (Jane Sawyer, 2023)

“I was most stimulated by the unlocking of new creative territories…” (student, 2022)

“I was left itching to explore new ideas!” (student, 2021)


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