HASCA Pottery

Homeschool Pottery Programme

HASCA is supporting a new pottery programme in Term 2, 2019.
This initial course will be run over four sessions.
The classes are being coordinated by Miriam Koit and operated at the Ceramic College.

About the Tutors:
Ceramic College is run by Teresa Watson and her daughter Latasha Wildman. 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.

In this introductory pottery programme where students will learn to create a hand-made piece
by following the whole process through, from wet clay construction, design and transfer, to final glazing.

A four week educational pottery course for ages 5-years and up.
Learn new skills, terminology and techniques, and experience the joy of creating in clay alongside experienced tutors.

Wednesdays mornings, 10:30am to 12:00 noon, commencing May 1st

Classes will take place at 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.

Course Dates:
Four sessions occurring fortnightly (every second Wednesday from May 1st)
Term 2 dates: May 1st, May 15th, May 29th and June 12th

Course Fees:
Term 2, 2019:
– $75.00 HASCA member child
– $80.00 Non members and adults*
This includes the materials and firing of completed project.

*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.

Tentative Programme Outline (Term 2):

Design & Create a Greek Vase

Week 1 🔸 The students will be shown a selection of Greek vases, looking at the different shapes that were made. The tutor will demonstrate the coiling method, and the technique for attaching handles. The students will start making their vases.

Week 2 🔸 The students will be shown different designs and methods of decorating the surface of their vase. The students will then draw their design on paper and transfer the image onto the vase with under-glaze.

Week 3 🔸 The design and the vase will be refined, added to and finished, ready for the first firing.

Week 4 🔸 The students be shown how to glaze the vase, and then each student will glaze their own piece, ready for the second firing.

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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Register now!

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 teaching they offer. Please support this programme through your participation!

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