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Northcote Pottery Supplies offers a variety of School Holiday Programs for Children.

The School Holiday program features both wheel throwing (ages 8-14) and Make A Plate (ages 5 and up).

In all of our classes children will explore clay under the guidance of an experienced tutor. They will have the opportunity to develop skills, coordination and confidence with the unique material of clay and expand their creativity and imagination. Work created in these classes will be glazed and fired for children to take home.

Please take the time to read through our Terms and Conditions before making your booking.

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At Northcote Pottery Supplies we run a variety of four and six week courses (one class per week) with experienced and highly skilled tutors. These courses are focused on giving students the fundamental skills and knowledge of working with clay, hands-on experience and practice in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

Our courses, especially Beginners Wheel Throwing sell out quickly. Follow us on Instagram or join our mailing list for course release information. Unfortunately we do not pre-sell tickets or take waiting lists. 

Gift Vouchers can not be used on our Education Program.

Please note that our courses are designed for adults and take students 18+years old. Students 15 - 17 years old are welcome in to enroll in the class if they are accompanied by an enrolled adult. If you are purchasing a class with an under 18 year old please inform us in the comment section of your online purchase.

Please take the time to read through our Terms and Conditions before making your booking.

 

TERM DATES 2020

Term 1 Monday 3rd February- Saturday 14th March SOLD OUT

Term 2 Monday 27th April- 6th  June ON SALE MID MARCH

Term 3 Monday 20th July-29th August ON SALE MAY

Term 4 Monday 12th October- Saturday 21st November ON SALE AUGUST

Follow us on Instagram @northcotepotterysupplies or Join our Mailing List for updates on our Education Program. 

Earthenware Glazes have a firing range between 1060oC to 1100oC.
Test all products to ensure suitability for your requirements as glaze application, clay type, firing atmosphere and glaze flow can vary greatly.
Proudly Australian Made.

2019 Residents:

Jeany Lee- 4th March-24th May

Peggy Chin- 17th June-7th September

Sasha Heath- 16th September-6th December

 

 

 

 
At Northcote Pottery Supplies we run a variety of one and two day workshops with experienced tutors. These workshops are held throughout the year, usually on a weekend.  Masterclass workshops are developed for beginners and those with previous experience working with clay. Workshops are hands-on and focus on a particular technique or group of techniques. Students will develop an understanding of these techniques, how to use certain materials and tools and acquire ideas and projects that will inspire. Our workshops are conducted in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. 

 

UPCOMING MASTERCLASSES

CHRIS WEAVER
WHEEL THROWING MASTERCLASS

 Stoneware Glazes have a firing range between 1280oC to 1300oC.

Test all products to ensure suitability for your requirements as glaze application, clay type, firing atmosphere and glaze flow can vary greatly.
Proudly Australian Made.

Studio access is open to the public:

Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Please call ahead to check on availability. Bookings are essential for first time users, and all Saturday access.  The cost to hire the studio is $35 for the day or $14 per hour (minimum charge $14) for anything under 2.5 hours. A flat fee of $35 is applied to Saturday bookings. 

Before coming in to use the studio please take a moment to read through our studio access guidelines for weekdays and Saturdays. 

Available to studio access users:

  • 11 Shimpo Whisper pottery wheels for throwing
  • Plaster Batts & Tools
  • Venco Slab Roller
  • Storage space, newspaper, batts and plastic for drying
  • Lockers for hire

    Northcote Pottery Supplies introduces a panel format discussion series about contemporary and historical ceramics.

    CLAY HACK: a series of discussions exploring alternative ways of sourcing, making, glazing and firing clay and its associated materials. DIG IT, the first in the series, focuses on digging and working with clay as seen through varied practices of Ben Landau & Lucile Sciallano, Pie Bolton and Kate Hill.

    THE CLAY CHRONICLES: an opportunity to hear two established ceramic artists present an era of ceramic history and its influence on their practice; followed by a conversation between the artists about their careers. The inaugural session will feature Andrei Davidoff and Gerry Wedd.

     

    Both CLAY HACK and THE CLAY CHRONICLES are an evolving series of discussions, if you are interested in more information or would like to take part please email education@northcotepotterysupplies.com.au

    Northcote Pottery Supplies is commited to the development of teacher training  and professional practice. We offer a range of teacher training activities including professional development and incursions to assist teachers in gathering the information and skills they require to deliver their educational programs.

    Northcote Pottery Supplies has developed a range of workshops and PD's to support teachers in developing and delivering projects in accordance with Victorian Curriculum F-10 as well as best practice in using ceramics in the classroom and kiln operation and maintenance. 

    Incursions are available for individual educators or schools that require an onsite visit to assist in the development or delivery of a ceramics program or to provide the skills required to maintain, pack and operate kilns in addition to preparing and maintaining kiln furniture.

    Certificates of attendance will be provided which include a description of the professional development context.

    For more information regarding Professional Development or Incursions please contact us on (03) 9387 3911 to discuss your specific needs.

    AMACO Underglaze Decorating Pencils are ideal for shading, fine line drawing or identification. Apply the underglaze pencil to bisque ware to create a variety of unique decorative designs.

    If you need a hard line, want to write text or are after a more painterly effect on your work Underglazes might be the answer. Underglazes can be mixed similarly to paint and can be applied to bisque or greenware. Just like Northcotes glazes our Underglaze colour range is all made here in East Brunswick.

    The majority of our underglazes can be fired to Stoneware temperatures, please check product descriptions for more information. Underglazes will need to be glazed over if firing to Earthenware or Midfire temperatures, but at Stoneware they will vitrify in the clay. Any functional work should be glazed on the surface where food will touch.

    At Northcote Pottery Supplies we run a variety of one and two day workshops with experienced tutors. These workshops are held throughout the year, usually on Saturdays. Workshops are developed for beginners and those with previous clay experience. Workshops are hands-on (prepared to get your hands dirty!) and focus on a particular technique or group of techniques. Students will develop an understanding of these techniques, how to use certain materials and tools and acquire ideas and projects that will inspire. Our workshops are conducted in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

    Please take the time to read through our Terms and Conditions before making your booking.

    Every bat needs a mate! Xiem Batmate is the perfect solution for annoying bat jitters and warping. Place Batmate below your problem bats on the wheel and instantly your warped bats become stable. It is also great for trimming bowls and plates. We at Xiem love ours, and we guarantee you'll love Batmate too. Available in 2 different sizes: 12" diameter 14" diameter