TUTOR: BECKY RICHARDS
THIS 6 WEEK COURSE WILL RUN EACH WEDNESDAY EVENING FROM 6 MARCH UNTIL 17 APRIL
(no class on 3 APRIL - drying time before firing)
EACH CLASS WILL START AT 6PM AND FINISH AT 9PM.
The objective of this course is to give you an understanding of a range of simple skills for handbuilding in stoneware, while providing you with helpful resources and tips towards establishing a hand-building practice at home, or with friends.
During the six weeks, you will be introduced to simple methods of planning, forming and glazing ceramics. The course begins with a practical grounding in processes of wedging, pinching, coiling, slab-joining and texturing.
You will then plan and create your own small body of ceramic objects – functional or abstract, many or few. You will develop your own supportive research and drawing practice – to help generate ideas, plan your approach to making, and work through glazing descisions. Taking these concept drawings as a guide – you will work with your new tool-box of hand-building techniques to form and then glaze your own series of objects.
The course will include an introduction to interesting historic and contemporary approaches to hand-building in New Zealand and internationally, providing you with inspiring models and a glimpse into how exciting a hand-building practice can be.
The following materials are included in the student fee (stoneware, 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 before session 5 and session 6 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 1
WEDNESDAYS 6 PM – 9 PM FOR 6 WEEKS
$350.00 PER TERM (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 in Term: 1, 2. Please check the 2019 Continuing Education Calendar for the terms dates.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.