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StudioMade artist and potter Darren Mcginn will continue to offer small, boutique pottery classes and short courses in Newtown Geelong that will encompass the potters wheel, handbuilding with clay, glazing and decorating techniques. In addition there will be more space and time for specialty ceramics classes and short pottery courses as well as ongoing Taster Classes throughout the year.
Pottery courses at StudioMade are designed for all skill levels. Are you looking for a potters wheel course to further ‘hone’your skills , or are you wishing to experience handbuilding with clay as a sculptural form, or like many of our students are you exploring ceramics for the first time? It really doesn’t matter, you will feel like you have come home and you will find your place here – StudioMade offers a relaxed space to explore your personal style and increase your pottery skills to the next level.
From beginners to the more skilled potter, you will enjoy learning in the studio where everyone’s skill level is catered for. The studio environment is warm and friendly – the focus is on developing your personal pottery practice in a fun, social setting. Due to the boutique small class sizes there is loads of time for 1:1 tuition.You can develop your ceramics skills with an 8 week pottery course, these fun classes are held 4 times during the year in line with school terms. Class sizes are small creating a fun learning experience – priority re-enrolment in pottery classes for consecutive terms is an ongoing option for current students.
Taster classes are also available.
During the one off 2 hour pottery wheel class Darren McGinn will teach you the basics of learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel. This begins with clay preparation, centering clay, through to being assisted to create your first clay pot. Your pottery piece is then simply glazed and fired in the kiln at StudioMade, ready for collection in a few weeks time. ( Pssst….this is a great way to get to know us and perhaps fast track your way into a pottery class. Unfortunately new spaces in the 8 week terms can be limited as most students enjoy their time so much they choose to re-enrol from term to term).