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Ceramics for Beginners

Ceramics two hands turn a pale clay bowl turning on wheel

Learn the fundamentals of pottery in this 7-week beginner's course and be guided on how to create a range of ceramic items such as mugs, bowls and flatware, using a variety of techniques including hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating, firing, glazing and finishing.

Each lesson will begin with a demonstration by an experienced tutor before individual students break out into workstations to learn and master the various stages of pottery production. All students will spend time on the pottery wheels, as well as working on individual hand-built projects utilising slab and coil construction.

In the first few weeks of the course, each student will complete a hand-built project and wheel-thrown pot each class. In the final weeks of term, students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects, as well as glaze all their pieces.

This course will be held at Albury TAFE campus, with students having access to the full suite of tools and equipment in the large purpose-built studio. Course fee includes all materials and equipment.

Presented in partnership with Riverina TAFE.

Term 4 Dates:

1.30pm - 4.30pm
9 October - 20 November (7-weeks)
Tutor: Lauren Brown

Meet the Tutors

Lauren Brown

Lauren is an artist, horticulturist and art educator who is motivated by creating and sharing art that is accessible, functional and playful. She especially loves to see her students discover new works of art and see the world differently.

Lauren studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) and fell in love with Ceramics during her Honours’ year where she spent the year focused on mastering clay.

She splits her time between her role as MAMA Studio Coordinator & Educator and her farm on Jaithmathang Country, Dederang, from where she runs a gardening business, private studio and enjoys hiking in the mountains.

Lauren combines her love of gardening and art-making to create ceramics that are infused with inspiration from the natural world. Her garden, local landscape and the Victorian High Country inform her creative practice through colours, textures, shapes and themes. Time spent outdoors is the perfect partner to her studio practice.

Lauren will be teaching the Wednesday morning session.

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