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Form & Surface


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Description

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Choose your class time carefully please! Once they book out there is no way we can transfer you if you choose the wrong time! 

This course is one of our trilogy of foundational courses designed to introduce you different aspects of working with clay. The other two courses are our Porcelain Small Objects course and our unique Sow Clay Wheel course.  It does not matter which of the three you start with. Once you become a student with us you have priority to continue with us and move into a different course each term until you have completed the three introduction courses. Thereafter, you can continue to develop to a high level in one area if you wish. The content for the 8-week course can be found on our website www.slowclay.com.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Slow Clay Centre! 

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What you will learn
  • Beginners learn many different ways to make clay shapes and forms by hand and explore an exciting array of options for decorating surfaces
  • All students learn to finish and glaze their pieces
  • Intermediate level students explore forms and surfaces at a deeper level and start to develop their own strong pathways
What you will get
  • New knowledge, skills and your own creations!
  • Tuition from an experienced teacher and ceramic artist
  • Optional access to our Studio Access Times (offered 4 days per week)

What to bring
  • Notebook and pen
  • Camera if you wish
  • Apron and towel
What to wear

Comfortable clothes you don't mind getting a bit dirty!

Appropriate for

All levels welcome


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Please choose carefully. Due to our limited class sizes once you've booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled by us. If you are unable to attend you may share the love and transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, you can hold your payment for up to 12 months for a future course.


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Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Slow Clay Centre!

We have some Terms & Conditions you need to know about:

General: 

These apply to all Slow Clay Centre classes/workshops/events:

  1. Deposit or full payment (depending on the course/workshop/event) must be made at the time of booking.
  2. Please choose carefully. Due to our limited class sizes once you've booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled by us. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, we can hold your payment in credit for up to 12 months for any future course (you must pay the difference if the price is higher). 
  3. Please note: All students will receive a reminder three weeks before the start date with a link to pay the remaining balance with your credit card. Students who paid the deposit online will have the balance automatically deducted. Others will need to click on the link provided or ring our office on 99437844.
  4. Due to our limited class sizes, if your balance is not received three weeks before the start date we reserve the right to find a replacement student and if this is not possible we will keep your deposit.


Weekly classes: These additional conditions apply to all Slow Clay Centre weekly classes.

  1. Please note that making ceramics, particularly on the pottery wheel,  can be a physically demanding activity. If you have any pre-existing illnesses and/or chronic injuries to your back, shoulders, hips, neck, wrists or elbows we strongly advise you to seek a medical opinion before enrolling as some activities might exacerbate past injuries and we take no responsibility if this occurs. 
  2. We ask that you fully disclose any prior and/or ongoing illnesses or injuries that could affect you IN WRITING BY EMAIL before you enrol. 
  3. Your enrolment is conditional on your acceptance that Slow Clay Centre and/or the company's employees, whether casual, contract, or permanently employed, are indemnified against any exacerbation of any past or any new injuries.
  4. All work made during classes is to be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. This is individually negotiable for advanced students or for studio exhibitions but we ask students to accept that the emphasis of our classes is strictly on education not studio production
  5. Teaching fees are fully inclusive of materials but students will incur a single firing fee based on the current cost of $10 per kg weight after gloss firing.(no charge for biqsue firing)
  6. Collection of fired pieces: Please understand that our storage capacity is extremely limited. Students will be notified via email when work is ready to be collected. Work will only be retained for one month following this notification. No exceptions.


Regarding Kids Clay Club: 

  1. It is your responsibility to clearly report in writing on the enrolment form, any illness, allergy or disability that may affect your child's involvement in the Clay Club activities.
  2. Please respect our teachers and be prompt to arrive and collect your children. Do not arrive more than 5 minutes early to class or leave your children more than 5 minutes later than the class end.
  3. Children are expected to be mature enough to work in a group together, to respect everyone's needs and differences and to be polite.

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Evie

23 June 2019 • Form & Surface

Slow Clay is a well-organised training facility. It is cozy and intimate; staff are friendly and open. The teacher is fastidious about instilling correct technique and giving sound practical advice. She is thorough, attentive and will not cut corners - all excellent traits of a passionate and disciplined practitioner! Highly recommend, especially for those without much experience, as you will be taught properly from the beginning.

Slow Clay Centre

07/07/2019

Thanks Evie, so pleased you found it so good! We will pass on your comments to Pilar. 

Joy

04 April 2019 • Form & Surface

Great course all lessons were interesting and we made many varied items. Pilar was very supportive and has a wealth of knowledge thoroughly enjoyed the classes .

Evie

30 March 2019 • Form & Surface

Very thorough and detailed instruction. Small group. Individual attention. Enjoyable and satisfying. Highly recommend.

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