Guest artist workshops, FREE talks and more! 
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This month: Upcoming Guest Artist Workshops, FREE talks at The Pottery Expo and more....

Hiscock & Hukku
The Brush & The Clay

Two approaches to painting using clay as canvas 

Our next guest artist workshop is with Fiona Hiscock (Melbourne) and Niharika Hukku (Sydney), two ceramic artists known for their illustrative work on clay. Both artists focus on nature as a starting point for representational expression, yet their pieces take very different pathways. Come to learn about their different approaches to painting the clay “canvas”. 

Sunday 11 March
10am - 4pm
$195 FT potter, student
$235 Normal Price

Note: we only have 2 spots left at time of press but we can take names for our cancellation list so email us if you miss out! 
Book here!

Developing Glazes and Colours
with Greg Daly

This 4-day hands-on intensive with Greg Daly, experienced ceramic artist and author of three much-loved glaze theory text books, will give you the knowledge and practical experience of glaze and colour materials to be able to have the confidence to start testing and experimenting with glaze development. Whether you are a beginner or someone who needs some revision, Greg's teaching method will simplify a complex subject making it easy to grasp and he backs it with many years of refinement.

Greg Daly is known for his colourful, exuberant glazes and is an internationally known and respected Australian ceramic artist and author of Glazes and Glazing Techniques (1995, Simon & Schuster), Lustre (AC Black) and Developing Glazes(2013, AC Black). His work is represented in over 80 national and international art galleries and museums (including the National Gallery of Australia and The V & A, London), and he has won 36 national and international awards. He has held over 95 solo exhibitions and has exhibited in over 200 group exhibitions. Greg is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva), past president of Craft Australia and was head of the Ceramic Workshop, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University.  

*Developing Glazes will be available for students to purchase at the workshop at a discounted price.

4-day Intensive Workshop
12-13 and 19-20 May
$560 Earlybird, FT Potter/Student
$595 Normal 

Limit: 15 places

Guest Artist Workshop
with NZ legend Richard Parker

Richard Parker could rightfully be described as a legend of New Zealand’s ceramic community with a career that has spanned nearly 5 decades. He is a dedicated and committed educator and we are very excited to present his work to you in Melbourne! 

Parker works in a gutsy, strong terracotta clay covered with a local white slip. His signature work where he took an old idea – wire-cutting into a solid block of clay – and shaped his works as three-dimensional drawings, have an immediacy and audacity that is fresh and spontaneous. These works have attracted considerable critical acclaim nationally and internationally.

The one-day workshop will present Richard Parker's key developments and he will demonstrate a range of his iconic hand built and wheel thrown forms, including the construction methods and decorative techniques he uses. The day will include plenty of rich informative discussion surrounding how to develop concepts and make a living as an artist. 

Richard Parker has received significant accolades including the Premier award in the NZ Portage Ceramic Awards and recognition by Objectspace as their inaugural Master of Craft in 2011. He was commissioned for New Zealand’s parliament buildings and was invited to demonstrate at the Second World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, Korea. He is an elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva. Parker’s work is held in many collections including The Dowse Art Museum, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Otago Museum, the Suter Art Gallery in Nelson, the Whangarei Art Museum and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. 

1-day demonstration workshop
28 April, 10am - 4pm
Earlybird $165 (until March 15)
FT potter/student $165
Normal $195


The Pottery Expo


Come visit our stall and say hi! (yes, that's us last year!) We will be providing some free talks again this year at 11am and 2pm each day. Find us near the main entrance, stall #9.

Free talks:
  • 11am, Sat 24 Feb: 3 Maker's panel: "Open Wide, Come Inside" 3 studios and the designs that make them work
  • 2pm: Sat 24 Feb: 3 kilns: Tech panel discusses kilns and firing
  • 11am Sun 25 Feb: Greg Daly mini workshop: "28 Glazes in 30 Minutes" Come along for a wild ride! 
  • 2pm Sun 25 Feb: Conference Panel: 3 ceramics conferences and why you should start saving to attend them ALL!   
All welcome! 
Saturday and Sunday 24-25 February
Warrandyte Reserve (by the banks for the Yarra)
10am - 5pm

And don't miss...

15-21 April

This long-running biennial ceramics festival gathers together nearly 20 Australian and International artists in the tiny town of Gulgong, north-western New South Wales, Australia. Organised by Mansfield Ceramics, the program includes daily demonstrations, wood-firings and talks by all makers and always some evening fun! Another a jam-packed week-long program of events is promised! Check website for artist details.
April 15 – 21 2018   
More details here
Holding Space, Making Place
1 - 4 May 2019

Start saving now because a visit to Tassie for some ceramic therapy is sure to cure all ailments! Our well-established triennial national ceramics event promises a packed program operating within the intersections of tradition and contemporary practice. 2019 seeks to embrace diversity and provoke discussion across the spectrum of the ceramic field. Each day the Keynote Address from prominent makers and thinkers in the field will set the theme for the day's discussions. 

Earlybird registrations NOW OPEN! 
Don't miss the amazing earlybird prices until 31/3/18!
More details here
until Mar 9

Craft's Annual showcase of Victoria's leading emerging makers.

Instagram Masterclass for Makers
Mar 3

March Member's Advice Clinic
Mar 6

...and much more! All details here

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