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Next Steps in Ceramics: Forms & Finishes: CANCELLED

Next Steps in Ceramics: Forms & Finishes: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Fri 6 Aug, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Fri 13 Aug, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Fri 20 Aug, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Fri 27 Aug, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Fri 3 Sep, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Fri 10 Sep, 1:00pm – 3:00pm


Mairangi Arts Centre, 20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay



Join a dynamic two-hour class focused on wheel throwing and surface finishes. You will be guided and challenged to explore the boundaries of your making skill sets. From improving centering and going larger to water etching and 3D slip we will start at your current abilities and build from there. Clay/glaze/firing not included in price. Suitable for Intermediate Beginners and those with more experience.

Tutor Melissa Mead is an American born New Zealand potter. After being mostly self-taught for 10 years she has immersed herself in the Auckland Ceramics Community. Through the generosity of some of the best New Zealand potters she has learned techniques from coiled forms to printing on clay. Melissa has experience with a multitude of firing methods, glaze theory and surface decoration. She draws inspiration from the inspiring Aotearoa and our connections to one another. While she mostly creates functional wheel thrown pottery it is often altered and refined with handbuilding. Melissa works in two clay worlds – the rich dark raw clays fired in atmospheric conditions and the more contemporary translucent colours on fine clays fired in oxidation.

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