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.
Evening Adult Pottery Class
Dates: Tuesdays from 13 February to 3 April, 7pm to 9pm
Cost: $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. Clay and firing are available from the pottery.
Children’s Clay Class
Dates: Wednesdays from 14 February to 4 April, 4pm to 5pm
Cost: $100, includes: clay & firing
Ages: 7 to 14
Tutor: Charade Honey
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.
Parent and Child Pottery Class
Dates: Wednesdays from 14 February to 4 April, 6pm to 8pm
Cost: $280, for 1 adult and 1 child, includes clay and firing
Tutor: Charade Honey
This class is a great opportunity to share in the learning of a new skill, to explore your creative talents and have a lot of fun in the process. Have-a-go at the potter’s wheel, try your hand at sculpture and play with glazing, all while you and your child are discovering this amazing material - clay.
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
Nearby accomodation options:
21 & 22 April - FULL
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 8 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