Classes

Now that our studio is built we're keen to share our knowledge about clay - how to turn your ideas into reality and to explore this amazing material.

We're starting out with three masterclasses, an adult class and a children's class, but hope to add to this schedule during the year.

Our new studio is well equiped with Leach style treadle wheels, lots of workspace and storage, fully stocked with glaze materials and a selection of moulds and other equipment for hand building.


 

 

 

Pottery Workshops

Hosted by Rahu Road Pottery this workshop series will be an immersive experience, teaching a combination of both the how and the why of making.

Tutor: Duncan Shearer
Time: 10am to 5pm each day
Cost: $300 per workshop
(Saturday pot luck dinner)

Dates: 22 & 23 April 2017
Making with a meal in mind - release your inner gourmet and create for a banquet. This workshop will focus on the vessel and how to make it come alive when used. We’ll examine how edges, textures and forms are combined.  We’ll explore techniques that respond to the wood fired kiln, but are also useful when combined with suitable glazes. Throwing and hand-building skills are useful, bring your own clay and tools, other materials provided. Maximum 6 people. 

Dates: 8 & 9 July
FULL - but if you want to be put on the waiting list in case of a cancellation then please let us know via the contact form.
Taming of the kiln - a workshop that is all about heat and how to control it. Based around loading and firing of the wood kiln for a soda firing we will also be covering the principles at work in wood and gas kilns. Work for the firing will need to be bisque fired and glazed with suitable stoneware glazes (firing to cone 11), loading on Saturday and firing on Sunday. The kiln will be unloaded on Saturday 15th July and culminate with a shared lunch - showing off the new pots in a banquet of delight. A limited range of glazes and flashing slips available. Maximum 6 people.
 

Dates: 7 & 8 October
Wild clay and how to use it - ever wondered if the sticky stuff at the bottom of the garden is any good? Bring it along as we explore how found materials can be incorporated into your clay work. We look at the technical possibilities and how to respond to the unpredictable. Throwing and hand-building skills are useful, bring your own clay and tools, other materials provided. Maximum 6 people.

Local accommodation options:
bookabach.co.nz
airbnb.co.nz
paeroa.org.nz/places-to-stay/

To book your place please use the contact form and we'll get back to you with payment details

Tuesday Evening Pottery Class

Dates: Tuesday 9th May to 27th June, 7pm to 9pm

$160 plus clay and firing (available from the pottery)

This new pottery class will teach a range of skills, both wheel work and hand building. Covering techniques suitable for beginners and experienced students. Learn at your own pace and have-a-go at this popular craft. Come and learn in our purpose built ceramic studio space, located up a beautiful valley in the southern Coromandel ranges.

Tutor: Charade Honey 

To book please use the contact form or give us a call on 07 8626974

Children’s Clay Class

Dates: Wednesday 10th May to 28th June, 4pm to 5.30pm

Cost $120, includes: clay & firing 

Ages: 7 to 14

Tutor: Charade Honey

This new pottery class will teach a range of skills, covering techniques suitable for beginners. Let your imagination run wild and create in clay. Topics covered: Pinching, coiling, slabs, extrusions, basic sculpting techniques, creative use of clay, textures, moulds, stamps, underglaze decorating, glazing, wheel throwing for those capable.

To book please use the contact form or give us a call on 07 8626974

Terms and Conditions

Rahu Road Pottery reserves the right to cancel a class if it fails to achieve a minimum number of enrolments, or for reasons outside its control. A full refund will be given if the course is cancelled by Rahu Road Pottery. If a student cancels their enrolment one or more weeks prior to course commencement then a full refund will be given. If a student cancels their enrolment within one week of course commencement then a refund will be given minus an administration fee of $50. If a student cancels their enrolment on or after the start date of the course then no refund will be given. Rahu Road Pottery reserves the right to discontinue tuition for any student deemed to be unsuitable for the course. Rahu Road Pottery reserves the right to change the tutor on advertised courses and replace that tutor with another suitable tutor without advertising those changes or refunding course fees. All students must comply with the Health and Safety policy of Rahu Road Pottery