Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.
Weekend courses are also available in February, May, August and 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 two evening classes or the first weekend day to learn foundational skills.
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 (either in the second term of classes or on your own).
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.