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Children's Make A Plate


Children's Make A Plate



Class Schedule

  • Thursday 28 September 10 -11am (1 hour)

Class Description

Are your children looking for some school holiday fun and creativity?

Follow us on Instagram for course release notifications.Under the guidance of our experienced tutor children will will learn how to create their own unique plate. Children will learn how to roll out a sheet of clay using a rolling pin and how to press this sheet into a mould, creating a plate form. Children will then have the opportunity to decorate their plates using a range of coloured slips and textured elements. This is an opportunity for young children to explore and play with clay, developing their skills to match their imagination. Plates will be clear glazed and fired by NPS staff and ready for collection within 2-3 weeks. Parents and guardians will be emailed when work is ready for collection. Parents are welcome to stay during the activity or can enjoy a coffee or tea on Lygon Street, a short stroll away. This class will have a maximum of 10 students.

Please bring along an apron for your children. Covered shoes are essential in the studio.

Chris Wright Tutor Profile

Chris Wright is a designer and maker based in Melbourne. He mostly works in clay but also has a love for drawing. Chris is enamoured by the possibilities clay offers as a material and the way that a shapeless blob of the stuff can be transformed into objects of incredible variety that reflect the makers individuality and voice. Chris’ aesthetic is fuelled by a range of influences and interests: pop culture 1950’s design, music, cartoons and interesting textures in the urban and natural environment. Living in South Africa for fourteen years and his training in ceramic design there has also influenced his work, particularly his love of pattern and carved surfaces. Chris creates a range of functional and decorative work made from the material that has been an enduring passion: clay. 

Chris teaches our School Holiday Program - Make A Plate classes and also Friday evening Wheel Throwing.