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.

For 2018 we are scheduling four masterclasses, a regular 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.

Children’s Clay Class - Term 4

Dates: Wednesdays from 25th October to 13th December, 4pm to 5.30pm

Cost $120, includes: clay & firing

Ages: 7 to 14

Come and let your imagination run wild and create in clay. Along the way learn how to make your own unique pieces, everything from useful bowls to crazy creatures. This class will teach a range of skills, covering techniques suitable for children.

Tutor: Charade Honey

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


Tuesday Evening Pottery Class - Term 4

Dates: Tuesdays from 24th October to 12th December, 7pm to 9pm

$160 plus clay and firing

Tutor: Charade Honey

Always wanted to have-a-go at making your own pottery? Now’s your chance with our pottery class teaching a range of skills, both throwing on the wheel and hand building, including sculptural techniques. Suitable for beginners and experienced students come and learn at your own pace in our purpose built ceramic studio space.

Clay and firing available from the pottery.

Weekend Workshops for 2018

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.
Times: 10am to 5pm
Costs: $300 per workshop
Tutor: Duncan Shearer

3 & 4 February

Slow wheel throwing - using soft clay and a slow speed, let the sensual nature of throwing express itself in your work. This course is the antidote to stiff minimalism and a chance enjoy the haphazard, the irregular and the fluid nature of clay. You will be using a Leach treadle wheel and exploring a range of simple forms that allow room for experimentation.  Some wheel throwing skills are essential. Clay provided. Maximum 4 people, $300.


21 & 22 April

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 the following Saturday. A limited range of glazes and flashing slips available. Maximum 6 people, $300


14 & 15 July

Surface, surface, surface - a workshop that focuses on the skin, exploring a range of textures, slips, engobes and glazes that can enliven and transform your clay work. These techniques and technologies can be applied to a wide range of forms and temperatures. Throwing and hand-building skills are useful, bring your own clay and tools, other materials provided. Maximum 6 people.


6 & 7 October

The Teapot Challenge - this form is seen as the ultimate test of a potters’ skill, combining a technical mastery of form and function. This workshop will focus on the wheel and delve into the secrets of what makes a good teapot, the five steps to the perfect spout and how to stamp your personality on this iconic object. Some wheel throwing skills are essential. Maximum 4 people, $300.

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