Clay Hand-building with Peta Armstrong | Saturday October 14th | Torquay VIC

Clay Hand-building Class with Peta Armstrong

We welcome guest artist Peta Armstrong to the Takeawei studio in Torquay. Peta is an accomplished local ceramic artist with a wealth of knowledge to share in hand building and decorative ceramics.

In this class you will learn how to make a teacup and saucer, or similar vessel, using hand building techniques. 

During the one day class you will use the simple techniques of hand building clay to produce your own piece to take home and use. Make a teacup with handle or small lidded container and add your finishing touches of decoration to give your piece personality. 

You will also walk away with the skills to create your own pieces at home and have the option to use the firing service at the studio in the future or join one of the 6 week courses and expand your clay skills! 

Work will be white glazed and ready for you to collect from the studio after it is fired in 4-6weeks. 

Peta will be offering other class options for those wishing to continue hand building! Talk to Peta at the class for more info on this.  



Saturday 14th October

Time:  3pm-5.30pm

Address: 55B Ashmore Road, Torquay 3228 VIC 

Cost: $150 (includes all materials and firing)

Instructor: Peta Armstrong

What will I learn?

  • Clay preparation for the wheel
  • Techniques for centering clay
  • Throwing basic forms on the wheel
  • Discuss finishing and glazing
  • Work will be clear/ white glazed (or optional glaze class)

What is included?

  • 2.5 hours
  • All materials including clay, glazes and firing of your pieces
  • 10 students, learn through demos and one on one tuition
  • outcomes vary for each student and the complexity of your design

What should I bring?

  • Wear comfortable clothes you don't mind getting clay on
  • An apron/ smock or large over-shirt is a good idea
  • Bring an old towel
  • If you have tools bring them or you can purchase at the studio for $20


    Refunds & Cancellations
    Please choose carefully. Due to limited class sizes once you've booked and paid we can only issue a refund if the workshop is cancelled. If you are unable to attend for any reason you may send a friend in your place. There are strictly no credits issued for classes that cannot be attended by the student. Your purchase is acceptance of these terms. 

    Have questions? please see our FAQ's or email for answers

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