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On chilly days of winter..
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So, it's August: deep winter in Melbourne! Here at Slow Clay Centre we quite love winter. We love that sense of community that winter can bring on chilly days, making and learning to make beautiful ceramics together. We love the change to the landscape and the gathering around our warm little fireplace. We love dressing in layers, sharing tips, drinking teas and listening to good music. However, not everybody like cold winter days so we have organised some interesting events that will brighten things up to help you make it through to springtime. Check them out below!

  • Open Studios: Come and spin the pottery wheel! Saturday and Sunday 15-16 August 11am – 4pm
  • Empty Bowls: a fundraising dinner where you get to choose a beautiful hand made bowl to eat from and take home forever! Saturday 5 September 7pm onwards

Do not miss our "also...do not miss" section at the bottom of the newsletter with some creative exhibitions and events throughout the month of August.

Share these experiences with your friends and when spring comes, you will have something to show for the dark days of winter!

Slow Clay Centre OPEN WEEKEND!
Saturday and Sunday 15 - 16 August, 11am - 4pm
Everyone is invited to experience our Slow Clay philosophy within our community of like-minded ceramic artists, teachers and students. Drop-in with friends and family for a unique opportunity to spin the pottery wheel and feel the clay in your hands providing a rare glimpse into the art of hand-made ceramics.
Our teachers and students will provide guidance and demonstrations throughout the day and information about all our classes and workshops.
This event is a chance for people to share our love of seeing magic happens with our hands in an atmosphere of community and encouraging tuition.
Make sure you bring your kids for a muddy and messy tactile experience! 

This event will be part of
Craft Cubed Festival 2015 and Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2015. Free entry, no bookings required. 13 Keele St, Collingwood.
POTTERS FOR POTTERS: A GATHERING AROUND FOOD and CREATIVE ART 
for the potters of Nepal who lost their homes in the recent earthquakes 

100 of Australia's fabulous contemporary potters have donated a bowl to this
fundraising dinner where 100 guests will be wined and dined and able to take their bowl home for their collection! Modelled on the famous Empty Bowls project, Slow Clay Centre has partnered with the World Crafts Council - Australia and invites you to attend this special event. Together, we have created a direct pathway to help the pottery communities in Nepal who have been severely damaged by the recent earthquakes.

The Empty Bowls events have a long history and are a perfect marriage for ceramic artists to raise money for charities. 

Limited tickets are available to attend this special intimate event. Please purchase your ticket here.      

 

 

WHEN: Saturday 5 September

TIME: 7pm onwards

WHERE: 13 Keele Street, Collingwood

COST: $100

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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If you cannot make it but still wish to contribute feel free to make a donation here: 

Account title: World Crafts Council Australia IncBank:
Commonwealth Bank Australia
Branch: BSB 063-111
Account number: 1086-1862
Be sure to label your transfer with the word ‘Nepal’

 

 

BOOK YOUR EMPTY BOWLS DINNER
Also...do not miss!
Craft Cubed Festival 2015 has launched!
With over 150 events over seven weeks from 1 August-22 September 2015 around Melbourne.
We invite you to embrace, participate and learn with Craft Cubed.
See all events here.
Annually The Australian Ceramics Association organises the Open Studios to get to know your local Potters!
Saturday 15 -Sunday 16 August 2015

Download the list of pottery studios here.
Domestic Frontier is on again this year as part of the Craft Cubed Festival. Come and support this great collective of local makers in a 2-week initiative to present some stunning hand made pieces. And did we say it's local? More details here.
Dates: – 31 August, 
Times: Weds - Sun, 11am - 6pm
Where: 466 Smith St Collingwood
Congratulations to Dean Smith, winner of the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Awards. Three of Slow Clay Centre's teachers and guest artists also took out prizes! Congratulations to 
-  Prue Venables

Porcelain sieve No.1;
-  Susan Robey
Campanile; 
-  Irianna Kanellopoulou
Wild Things Roam
The exhibition runs until 29 August. Details here.
Are you an art teacher who wishes to find out more about using clay in the classroom? Art Education Victoria has partnered with Slow Clay Centre to present two Professional Development workshops with Slow Clay Centre director and ceramicist Jane Sawyer.

Dates: Friday 21 and 28 August, 9am - 1pm

Read more and bookings here.
 

Applications are now open for The Trudie Alfred Bequest Ceramic Scholarships 2016

Read more.

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