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Pottery Beginners Intensive Weekend Course

Pottery Beginners Intensive Weekend Course

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  • Sat 26 Oct ’19, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 27 Oct ’19, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 16 Nov ’19, 10:00am – 1:00pm


Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama



Ticket Information:

  • Course fee including materials and firing: $215.00

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.

Each course runs Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 4:30 PM on the first weekend followed by a glazing session 10 AM - 1 PM on a later weekend.

2019 courses start:
23 February
11 May
3 August
26 October

We also offer evening courses on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings 7 - 9 PM for eight weeks, starting on the following dates in 2019:
12 February
13 February
7 May
8 May
30 July
31 July
15 October
16 October

See our website or search Eventfinda for more details.

Have you ever wanted to work with clay, but not known where to start? Come and learn a range of skills that you can later adapt to fulfil your creative ideas.

This course, designed for beginners or relative beginners, teaches hand building skills in a structured way. It is essential to attend the first Saturday class or you'll miss the foundational skills taught.

This course is focused on learning technical skills which Matt teaches in a systematic way - usually demonstration first, then group practice. For most students it takes a full course to acquire these basic skills and you will produce some simple pieces as part of your learning. Once you have mastered the basics you are encouraged to pursue your own creative direction (usually in a second term of classes).

Maximum class size 11 students. We have three or four wheels available for most classes. Your fee covers basic clay and glazes as well as firing. Matt will have some tools available to share with the group (cutting wires, smoothing tools, texture tools, shaping tools, sponges etc). You are welcome to share the use of these tools or buy your own (a cheap kit is available at The Warehouse and Matt will talk about this in the first class).

Matt is one of New Zealand's top award-winning potters, and is a dedicated and patient teacher.

Our mission is to provide quality affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities for our community.

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