Workshop Sessions (2.5 hour duration)
Friday 9 June 6pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 10 June 9.30am - 12.30pm
Saturday 10 June 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Friday 16 June 6pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 17 June 9.30am - 12.30pm
Saturday 17 June 1.00pm - 3.30pm
This 2.5 hour session is an opportunity for participants to get a 'taste' for wheel throwing. Under the guidance of an experienced tutor participants will be taken through the basics of wheel throwing on a revolving pottery wheel - how to centre clay and the steps involved to throw small forms. Students will choose one of the works created during the session to have glazed and fired.
This offers participants the chance to try out the age-old-technique of forming pots, either as a one-off activity or to see if it is something they would like to pursue further. Buff stoneware clay is used in this workshop. This workshop will have a maximum of 10 participants.
This workshop includes all materials, and the glazing and firing of one work created. This includes two firings (bisque and glaze) and glazing (as a group, students can choose two stoneware glazes) by our technician. Our turnaround time for work to be ready for collection is 2-3 weeks. NPS staff will email students when work is ready for collection.
IMPORTANT: This class is not refundable or transferable.
Please bring along your own towel and apron to the workshop, wheel throwing can be messy!
These workshops are aimed at adults, the minimum age is 15 years old.
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.