14 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019
This four day clay workshop with Steve Harrison will encourage throwing and turning a number of lidded vessels in different forms and sizes.
Emphasis will be placed on beauty as well as functional forms. Different styles of lids and galleries will be shown and demonstrated. ‘Throwing-off-the-hump’ will be emphasised where applicable to the making of specific lids. The making of chucks and clay pads will be demonstrated, as will the designing and making of specific throwing tools. Steve will have a limited number of specialist Tungsten Carbide tipped turning tools for sale that he has brought back from his trips to Japan. These specialist tools are ideal for turning fine grained clays to obtain a supurb finish. Commercial clay will be supplied from Hazelhust stock, Bisque firing is included. By the end of the week you will have a number of pots in progress, have expanded your ideas of the concept of the lid and enclosed forms and started to develop some specialist skill in throwing and turning a range of lids and galleries, including precisely fitting lids.
About the tutor: Dr Steve Harrison is an Australian Ceramic artist intent on self-sufficiency. A wood-firing potter, he has decades of experience building kilns and making pottery. He has travelled extensively throughout Asia, studying single-stone porcelain. He makes his own glazes from ‘local’ hand collected ‘wild’ materials. He fuels his kilns with wood from his locality.
Steve Harrison is the author of a number of books including Laid Back Wood Firing, Rock Glazes and ‘5 Stones’ – A Ceramic Journey’. He describes himself as ‘Potter, kiln surgeon, clay doctor, wood butcher’.
Cost: $424, includes 2 bags of clay. Class takes place from 10am - 4pm on Monday 14 to Thursday 17 January, 2019.
Limited places available. Book early to avoid disappointment. Information on how to enrol in this class can be found on our Art Classes page.
Image: Courtesy Steve Harrison
02 8536 5700