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Bubbles and pop-up! The end of year fever is in the air (and after the "Yes" result we're celebrating already!) and we invite you to come along to our annual Collective X Slow Clay Christmas pop-up to see 30 makers of ceramics and other hand-made objects especially chosen by us to showcase unique and interesting work that's not easily found elsewhere. Bubbles provided by Mount Prior Vineyard, Pop-Up by us! 
Date: Wednesday 13 - Sunday 17 December 2017
Time: 11am - 6pm
Where: Slow Clay Centre, 13 Keele St, Collingwood
Free workshops TBA! 


Term 1 2018
enrolment info:

8-week courses open for new enrolments on
Thursday 23 November, 1pm*

Please note we cannot take bookings by phone on that day -
online bookings only!
Diarise the date and we look forward to welcoming you
to Slow Clay Centre!

Term 1 dates: 29 January - 22 March
$496 Early Bird - $530 Normal Price

*current students note: please enrol now by phone or the office to hold your place in Term 1

Our Classes:


Gold Repair

Join internationally acclaimed artist and ace ceramics conservator Penny Byrne for this 6-week Kintsugi (gold repair) course.  Upskill with all the professional tools, methods and materials that Penny uses to create her own famous artworks. You will practice on test tiles and there will be the opportunity to bring one or two of your own pieces to work on. 
This 6-week short course will give you many of the rare and specialised techniques used by qualified ceramics conservators and restorers including time to practice joining broken pieces, repairing and filling cracks and finishing with restorer's gold. 

This course comprises six two-hour classes and is suitable for anyone interested in ceramic restoration whether students, ceramic artists or fixers! 

See more of Penny’s work here
Image: Penny Byrne "Veins of Gold" (2017) Photo credit: Mathew Stanton

Date: Wednesday 14 Feb - 21 Mar 2018
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Cost: $490 Earlybird (until 24 Jan) $525 Normal

Where: Slow Clay Centre, 13 Keele St, Collingwood.
Please note there will be an extra tools & materials surcharge of $30 payable to Penny in the first class.

"What an amazing series by Penny Byrne - a great experience learning Kintsugi from a master conservator." (name supplied 7/9/17)

"The course was exactly what I had been wanting to do for some years. I now have the tools and knowledge of appropriate glues to go ahead and repair many chipped and broken pieces in my collection. It was a relaxing time and I enjoyed the conversation and exchange of experiences within the group." (name supplied 31/8/17)

And don't miss...

Melbourne Ceramics Market 

Head down to Melbourne Ceramics Market on 25-26 November for two full days of makers showcasing their ceramic wares. Spread across the whole weekend you will be able to meet the makers, browse their work and pick up something special for christmas this year. Head over to @melbourne_ceramics_market on Instagram for the full line up and a sneak peak at all the amazing ceramic creations on offer.
Open from 10am both Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th at 5 Easey St, Collingwood, Vic, 3066. MORE
Big Design Market 

If you are in Sydney next weekend, 24-25 Nov, drop in to see our wonderful Form & Surface and Porcelain teacher, Pilar Rojas, who is showing her beautiful work at the Big Design Market!  

And if you are in Melbourne, she will have her work at our Collective X Slow Clay maker's pop-up on 13-17 Dec!   MORE
DesignFiles Open House

We are pretty proud that Grace Brown (Oh Hey Grace) has been invited to show at the Designfiles Open House, 23 -26 November. Check it out if you can get in the door! MORE

Grace started her ceramics career at Slow Clay Centre as a student but we wouldn't let her go, so we made her an intern, then a technician, and now she's one of our much-loved teachers! Oh YAY Grace! 

Image: Eve Wilson. Work by Tantri Mustika, Lightly Studio and Grace Brown  
We know play is a profound learning tool, whatever age you are at. We encourage all our students to play with an open-minded approach to clay. But some kids don't even start their lives with play. We invite you to support this wonderful non-profit: Playground Ideas and buy some tickets for their "Year of Awesome" fundraiser so they can help build more playgrounds for kids in developing countries. The Year of Awesome is all about experiences not stuff. Experiences for families to come together and have fun together or learn something new. We have donated a family class to the value of $450 and there are some amazing other prizes such as a trip to Vietnam. Have a look at their website, buy some tickets - only $5 each - buy heaps - they would make a great present! MORE!
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