Last spots available for Term 4
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Springing into Term 4! 

Spring is a great time in the studio! We can finally open the windows and doors after a long Melbourne winter.
If you would like to join us next term, we have listed the last spots available for Term 4 in courses and workshops below. Please have a look below and check the links for bookings - be quick because some courses are almost full! 
Make sure you also scroll down to our new section to see what's on! 

Ceramic Gold Repair with Penny Byrne 

Join internationally acclaimed artist and ace ceramics conservator Penny Byrne for this 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

Only 2 spots left!
Starting on Monday 8 October 

Please note there will be an extra tools & materials surcharge of $30 payable to Penny in the first class.




In this 8-week course, students will investigate different approaches to working with clay using hand-built and sculptural techniques. Using four different clays, beginners start with playful, experimental projects and more experienced students are encouraged to develop a strong personal direction.
Experienced teacher and ceramic artist, Pilar Rojas, provides a seductive smorgasbord of clay activities designed to open your mind to the many possibilities with clay forms and their decorative surfaces. No prior experience is necessary because each week takes you on a step-by-step pathway guiding new discoveries.

Limited spots!
Thursdays 11 Oct - 29 Nov
10am-12pm or 1-3pm
$530 (materials included, firing $9.50/kg)



Our Porcelain Small Objects & Wearables course is suitable for anyone who wishes to experience the unique properties of porcelain, a dense, white clay which has similar properties to glass. Learn to make unique and personal pieces with award-winning ceramic artist Pilar Rojas

This is an unusual course and a rare chance to experience a structured design development alongside an introduction to porcelain. You will learn some unusual skills for colouring clay and encouraged to explore inventive techniques from an experienced ceramic artist.

1 spot left! 
Tuesdays 9 Oct - 4 Dec (no class on 6 Nov)
$530 fully inclusive of materials & firing 


Holiday Classes for Children

Want some cool clay fun for your children these holidays?
Clay Club at Slow Clay Centre in Collingwood is the place to come! 

Our holiday Clay Club is run over two consecutive mornings:

26 - 27 September
9.30am - 12.30pm
$195 + take advantage of our new Sibling/Friend price: $165 

Children receive tuition and guidance from our teachers in all aspects of making ceramics, including using the potter's wheel, in an atmosphere of fun and exploration. 

Open-ended and exploratory in nature, Clay Club lessons provide a place for kids to come and have fun making things with clay. Kids can choose between collaborative and individual experiences and all will be offered to work on a potter’s wheel.


And don't miss...

Deeper - David Pottinger
Exhibition 1 - 29 September 2018

Craft Victoria
Watson Place (off Flinders Lane)
Melbourne 3000

One of Australia's foremost ceramicists David Pottinger returns to Craft Victoria with his solo exhibition, Deeper.

Tsutsumareru 包まれる (Surrounded) 
New ceramic works by Yoko Ozawa
Exhibition September 15th – October 7th

Mr Kitly - Yoko Ozawa
381 Sydney Road (upstairs)
Brunswick Vic 3056 Australia

Yoko Ozawa is a Melbourne-based artist who studied Japanese painting and graphic design in Tokyo. Ozawa began practising in ceramics in 2003 and has been in Melbourne a base of her creation since 2010. Since then, she has been part of numerous exhibitions and events in both Australia and Japan.

New ceramic work by Fiona Hiscock, Nicolette Johnson, Jane Sawyer and Gerry Wedd.
Exhibition Oct 4 - 14.
Opening drinks: Oct 6, 3-6pm. All welcome. 

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road
Paddington NSW 2021
Sydney, Australia
T: 61 2 9331 4676
Hours: Tues-Sat 11-5:30pm, Sun 12-5pm

Image: Planetary, Jane Sawyer, 2018

The Australia Ceramics Triennale Tasmania
1-4 May 2019

For the first four days of May 2019, Hobart's waterfront arts precinct will be home to a full program of rich and engaging discourse. Presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations and conversations by, with and amongst some of the world's most exciting practitioners will speak to the themes of Holding Space Making Place. 

Early registrations are encouraged and appreciated: See more
Ceramic Conference Victoria
29 - 31 March1 2019
Yarra Valley

This new ceramics conference in the heart of the Yarra Valley, an hour from Melbourne, looks exciting! Congratulations to Ted Secombe and his team for organising it. 
International artists include Ann Van Hoey (Belgium), Monika Patuszynska (Poland) and Simcha Even-Chen (Israel) amongst a host of Australians. See website for details and registration.

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