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New Glaze Development course, Term 4 enrolments and much more!
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- Developing Glazes and Colour Greg Daly
- Taste the Clay!
- Term 4 Opening for enrolments
- Don't miss
- Vale

Developing Glazes & Colours

with Greg Daly

This 2.5-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.
We are so pleased to be able to have Greg back for another workshop after his first two sold out. We only have a small number of tickets remaining available at time of writing this so be quick! 

2.5-day Workshop
19-21 October 
Friday 6-10pm, Saturday + Sunday 10am-4pm
$496 Early Bird discount still available!
www.slowclay.com/workshops/well-glazed/
BOOK HERE

Taste the Clay!

One-off Session

During this single session class, your hands will experience the tactile joy of clay and the opportunity to try the pottery wheel. We think it is a perfect after-work activity for a Friday evening.
Why not book in a friend too and have some fun together? 

Friday evenings 
5.30-7.30pm  
$75 (* $10 optional firing fee)

Suitable for complete beginners
Bookings open one month in advance
BOOK HERE

Term 4 Opening

8-week courses open for new enrolments soon
Term 3 is now in progress and we will open to the public
for Term 4 enrolments between 27-31 August

Term 4 2018: 8 October – 3 December. 
$496 Early Bird - $530 Normal Price

How to book: check our website for details and diarise the booking date for the class you wish to enrol in. Then return to book on that date. We only take bookings online during that week, not by phone.
Classes are very popular. Please note we do not keep waiting lists. We do create a cancellation list for each class in case you miss out but we do not hold it from one term to the next.
 Bookings will open each day of the week from 27 -31 August, chronologically according to the day of the class you wish to attend. i.e. Monday classes can be booked on Monday 27/8 and so on...please be careful to enrol in the correct date and time for you because we do not give refunds if you make a mistake....

TERM 4 CLASSES

And don't miss...

UNEARTH YOUR LOCAL POTTER! 
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August, 10am – 4pm

Hundreds of potters around the country are opening their studios to the public for the 6th annual ACOS.
The event is hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association and shines a spotlight on the diverse practice of Australian artists working today in clay.
www.australianceramicscommunity.com/listing-type/acos/

CRAFT VICTORIA ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER & AUCTION

Thurs 23 August, 6.00pm
Craft Victoria on Watson Place, behind 180 Flinders Lane
$270 per ticket (includes $150 tax-deductible donation).
https://shop.craft.org.au/products/crafts-2018-fundraising-dinner-tickets

CRAFT CUBED FESTIVAL

Craft's annual celebration of the handmade, and the biggest coming together of the craft and design communities in Australia

This year the theme for the Craft Cubed Festival is Homing Craft and will aim to showcase makers' sense of place, identity and home through a multi-layered, open access festival.  

http://www.craft.org.au/craftcubed2018/

THE RMIT CERAMICS AUCTION is back!

This event plays an important role in funding the end of year graduate exhibition.The work is donated by RMIT Fine Art Ceramics alumni, students and local artists.

Tuesday 21 August 5-8pm
124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Building 4 Level 1 Room 1
www.facebook.com/events/196261544377342

CONTINENTAL DRIFT
Opening Friday 10th August 6pm-8pm
Exhibition 11th Aug - 2nd Sept 2018

Curated by Kirsten Perry

Artists: 
Adam Buick (United Kingdom)
Jessica Coates and Michel Müller (Germany) 
Cécile Daladier (France) 
Matthias Kaiser (Austria) 
Maria Kristoferssen (Sweden)

Mr Kitly gallery 
381 Sydney Road
Brunswick www.mrkitly.com.au

Vale

Vale Norma Wilson
The legendary Norma Wilson passed away last week. Norma owned Potters Equipment, a supply outlet for clay and materials in Ringwood, and operated it with her husband Alan until his death, then singlehandedly after his death. She was much loved with a cheeky, understated smile and was a go-to person for ceramics information in Melbourne. Some say she was "better than Google", and always ready to help with questions and information from detailed frit analysis to which iron oxide was the reddest. 
We are lucky that Walker's Ceramics (Bayswater) took over Potter's Equipment materials after Norma retired a couple of years ago. Norma will be greatly missed by the Victorian ceramics community and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.
Vale Geoff Hill
Another loss and sadness for the Australian ceramics community was the recent death of Geoff Hill, founding director of Venco, the only current pottery wheel manufacturer in Australia. 

Geoff founded Venco in 1979 and there are now over 40,000 Venco wheels around the globe. His company went on to produce a large range of other well regarded studio equipment including pug mills and slab rollers and he was also instrumental in making wind turbines.

Geoff died peacefully last weekend after a short illness. He was 81. The ceramics community will mourn his loss and we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends. 

Slow Clay Centre is an agent for Venco and we support the family continuing to operate this great Australian business.
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