Saturday 12 August, 10am - 1pm
Saturday 2 September 9:30am - 12:30pm
In this 3 hour workshop participants will be introduced to a variety of handbuilding techniques to create a range of handmade flatware - dishes, plates, trays, salt dishes, etc.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and for those looking to create flatware without the use of the pottery wheel, focusing on the free-form and organic qualities that handbuilding can offer. This workshop will focus on using slabs to create flatware. Different techniques for making slabs will be demonstrated - rolling, 'throwing' slabs, in addition to cutting, refining, creating rims and applying textures.
The Handbuilding Flatware workshop will use stoneware clay and students can choose up to three works created to be glazed and fired (as a group participants can choose two glazes from our class set). Work will take approximately three weeks to be ready for collection.
Please bring along your own apron and towel.
WORKSHOP TUTOR: Debbie Pryor
Debbie Pryor trained in Ceramics and Glass at UniSA in the mid 90's. Since that time her profession has primarily focused on curating and writing about Australian craft, and she has held curatorial positions at JamFactory (Adelaide), Australian Design Centre (Sydney) and Craft (Victoria). Since relocating to Melbourne in 2011 Debbie has been handbuilding ceramics in her home studio and stocks ceramic works and jewellery at Pussy Cat Black, The Boroughs and Northcote Pottery Supplies.