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Sculptural Ceramics for Beginners

Experience the joy of hand-building with clay in a relaxed and creative environment. Explore how to combine pinch, coil and slab techniques to create a unique ceramic artwork.

During the eight-week course students will use hand-built techniques to design and construct two ceramic vessels, using cactus and succulents for inspiration. One piece will have a colourful surface decoration and the other will have a textural surface finished with an oxide wash.

Over eight weeks, this course provides comprehensive guidance on sculptural form, making marquettes, hand-building coiling, glazing and finishing while you develop your own sculptural piece or unique tableware.

Course fee includes all materials and equipment.

Presented in partnership with Riverina TAFE.

If you are interested in attending this course and are unable to make this term, please join the interest list

Meet the Tutor: Helen Rowland Carter

Tutor Helen Rowland Carter with her hair up working with a blowtorch


Helen Rowland Carter has been passionate about art her entire life following a career as an Arts Practitioner, Educator and Curator. Helen gained a B. A. Hons, studied 3D Design/ Ceramics at University of Wales Cardiff, and has a Master of Arts from C.S.U Wagga Wagga.

Helen was fortunate enough to have studied for two years at the Henry Moore sculpture studios in London, where her love of figurative and organic sculpture began. She has worked extensively in three-dimensional works from jewellery to large-scale sculptural pieces and enjoys passing on her skills to others. Helen encourages the use of clay as an experimental and creative material, to produce unique and individual ceramic sculpture.

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