HASCA Pottery

HASCA Homeschool Pottery Programme

The Homeschool Pottery Programme is supported by HASCA and runs fortnightly, in Bayswater, North Shore.
The programme is coordinated by Miriam Koit and taught by the passionate tutors at Ceramic College.pottery-pic1-7

About the Tutors:
Ceramic College is run by Teresa Watson and her daughters Latasha Wildman and Leisbeth Watson. Teresa is an award winning ceramic artist who has been teaching ceramics in the community for over 20 years. Her vision is to share the passion and love of clay with like minded people‚ and to inspire students in clay making through the classes that are held there.

Term Projects:
Term 2 2019 – Design & Create a Greek Vase

Term 3 2019 – Design & Create a Bowl & Mug Set
Term 4 2019 – (1) Create Clay Sculptures: Nativity Scene * exciting new project *
Term 4 2019 – (2) Create Two Pieces Using the Potter’s Wheel * exciting new programme *

What’s on Offer:
An educational pottery course for homeschooled children.

An opportunity for home educated children to learn new skills, terminology and techniques, and experience the joy of creating in clay alongside experienced tutors.

Location: Ceramic College, 159 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, North Shore

Ceramic College is an educational facility and pottery studio, and is the only facility on the North Shore that is set up purely for ceramics. It is housed in the former beautiful Saint Michael’s Anglican church‚ still with its original furniture and church bell.

*Please note that priority will be given to children and HASCA members for this programme, and sufficient numbers are required in order for the programme to proceed.

Term 4 – Programme 1: 

Clay Sculpture – Nativity Scene

Day/time: Wednesdays mornings, 10:30am to 12:00 noon / Ages: 5-years and up

Dates:  October 16th and 30th, November 13th and 27th (4 sessions) 

Cost: $100.00pp non-members and adults
          $75.00pp HASCA member child (subsidised rate)

Programme 1 Overview …

Week 1🔸 Draw designs on paper and begin construction.
week 2 🔸 Finish individual components and add details.
week 3 🔸 Put scene together and attach pieces.
week 4 🔸 Add underglazing and final textures, and add glaze.



Term 4 – Programme 2:

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel (create 2 items on the wheel) 

Day/time: Wednesdays mornings, 10:30am to 12:00 noon / Ages: 7-years and up

Dates:  October 23rd, November 6th and 20th, and December 4th (4 sessions) 

Cost: $115.00pp non-members and adults
          $90.00pp HASCA member child (subsidised rate)

Programme 1 Overview …

Week 1 🔸 Throw on the wheel
Week 2 🔸 Throw on the wheel
Week 3 🔸 Trim 2 pieces, attach handles, feet.
Week 4 🔸 Glaze

*Term fee includes the materials and firing of completed project.
*Families will be notified when the pieces are ready for collection.
*One subsidy per participating member child / check details with Miriam Koit if unsure.


Miriam Koit is coordinating this programme and is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact her using the contact form below, or by email, or via hasca.nz@gmail.com. Thank you.

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HASCA is very happy to recommend, promote, and support this programme. Coordinator, Miriam is a homeschooling parent and HASCA committee member who has worked with Ceramic College previously and is very pleased with the excellent teaching they offer. Please support this programme through your participation! Thank you.

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