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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.

Northcote Pottery Supplies carries over 25 different clay bodies and 7 different kinds of slip. For special orders please contact us.

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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 2019

Term 1- Monday 4th February-Saturday 16th March SOLD OUT
Term 2- Monday 6th May-15th June SOLD OUT
Term 3- Monday 22nd July- 31st August SOLD OUT
Term 4- Monday 14th October-23rd November ON SALE AUGUST
In between terms we often run 4 week specialist intensive courses such as Wheel Throwing Flatware,  Surface Safari and Teapot Intensive.
 

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

HEIDE X NPS CERAMIC WORKSHOP SERIES

In celebration of contemporary ceramics and the exhibition An Idea Needing to be Made: Contemporary Ceramics, at Heide Museum of Modern Art we are thrilled to be partnering with Heide to present a series of Sunday afternoon workshops over August, September and October.
 
ALISON BRITTON: ROUND TABLE TUITION
Sunday 11 August, 2-4pm 

The first in the series of workshops Heide X NPS, we are thrilled to present renowned British ceramic artist Alison Britton for an art talk about her accomplished practice as well as a discussion and critique of participants individual own work. Participants should bring along one finished piece, or work in progress, to present and discuss.

Adult $180/Concession $160/Member $150

Museum admission, workshop and wine and cheese included

To be held at Northcote Pottery Supplies, Brunswick East

For bookings please visit the Heide website here.

 

BETTINA WILNER-BROWNE: CERAMIC WALL HANGINGS & TABLETS Sunday 8 September, 1-4pm

 

Join contemporary ceramic artist Bettina Wilner-Browne for a Sunday afternoon workshop as part of the Heide X Northcote Pottery Supplies workshop series.  In this program Wilner-Browne will demonstrate various techniques used to add texture to a slab of clay such as relief, brush stroke painting and sgraffito.

Adult $240/Concession $220/Member $200

Museum admission, workshop, materials and wine and cheese included.

Northcote Pottery Supplies, Brunswick East

For bookings please visit the Heide website here.

Image above: Bettina Wilner-Browne, Ceramic tablet

  

KIRSTEN COELHO: WORKING WITH PORCELIAN WHEEL THROWING AND GLAZING TECHNIQUES

 

Sunday 22 September, 1-4pm

 

As part of Heide X Northcote Pottery Supplies workshop series, we are delighted to host Adelaide based potter Kirsten Coelho for a porcelain wheel throwing workshop. Kirsten will demonstrate her wheel throwing technique, discuss the capabilities and advantages of working with porcelain on the wheel, as well as share her approach to glazing.

Adult $240/Concession $220/Member $200

Museum admission, workshop, materials and wine and cheese included.

Northcote Pottery Supplies, Brunswick East

For bookings please visit the Heide website here

 Above Image: Kirsten Coelho, Departure.  Photographer: Grant Hiscock. Image courtesy the artist and Phillip Bacon Galleries.  
 

ANGELA BRENNAN: SURFACE, PATTERN AND ABSTRACTION

Sunday 6 October, 1-4pm

Melbourne based painter Angela Brennan will present the final installment of the Heide X Northcote Pottery Supplies workshop series. Join Angela for a three hour hands on workshop that focuses on the ceramic surface using a range of underglazes and glazes.

Adult $240/Concession $220/Member $200

Museum admission, workshop, materials and wine and cheese included.

Northcote Pottery Supplies, Brunswick East

For bookings please visit the Heide website here.

Above image: Angela Brennan, Pot with figure stopper.  Earthenware Courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria. 

 

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 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.

    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.