TUTOR: BECKY RICHARDS
THIS 6 WEEK COURSE WILL RUN EACH TUESDAY EVENING FROM 7 MAY UNTIL 18 JUNE
(no class on 28 MAY - drying time before firing)
EACH CLASS WILL START AT 6PM AND FINISH AT 9PM
This advanced short course in ceramic hand-building is targeted towards makers who have completed an introductory course in ceramics, either at Whitecliffe or another institution. Students will ideally arrive with some loose ideas around a body of ceramic work they would like to realise.
While some basic knowledge of wedging, coiling, pinch pots and slab building is great, this course will continue to consolidate a foundation in hand-building methods – if you only have a little bit of previous experience, but are keen, and have some ideas you're excited about, you will keep up just fine.
This course will guide students through a three stage process of creative production: covering open modes of research, working drawings and small-scale experimentation, critique and development of ideas, through to glazing and presenting an interesting and well-formed series of ceramic objects.
Students will leave the course with a better understanding of their own sensibility within ceramics, new techniques and new ideas around structuring their own clay practice, to be taken home and built upon.
Some materials are provided. We will be working largely in paperclay, stoneware and grogged sculptural clay, with some forays into porcelain and terra-cotta. The course will include some basic demonstrations in preparing clay from the wild, and making your own paper-pulp. Students will finish their work to a high quality level, using a wide range of stunning glazes, oxides and pigments.
The following materials are included in the student fee (paper clay, stoneware, grogged sculpture clay, glaze and firings). Please refer to the Material List to find out what each student should bring to the first class. Ceramic works will be fired by the tutor and returned to students three to four weeks after the end of class. Students will be able to pick up their ceramic works from Whitecliffe's reception.
There will be a break week between session 3 and session 4 to allow for drying time before firing.
About Becky Richards:
Becky Richards is a Christchurch born artist. Having completed her BFA at Ilam School of Fine Arts, she spent several years living and exhibiting in Melbourne. She recently completed her MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts; her practice is currently based in ceramics and writing. Becky works at Objectspace Gallery in Auckland.
EVENING COURSE - TERM 2
TUESDAYS 6 PM – 9 PM FOR 6 WEEKS
$350.00 PER TERM (SOME MATERIAL INCLUDED)
DOWNLOAD/VIEW THE MATERIAL LIST
- Please read the short courses frequently asked questions and the courses terms and conditions
- This course will run throughout the year. Please check the 2019 Continuing Education Calendar for the terms dates.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.