Claytalk at Montsalvat: Discover Wheel Throwing

DDenholm demonstrating how to make clay pots at Monslavat

About Clay Talk

Clay Talk's creation is a natural extension of Montsalvat’s already rich history as a place where art is made, taught, shown and experienced.

The centre aims to foster learning and inspire creativity by bringing students and practitioners together through education and skills-based programs.

Beginner wheel throwing class on the pottery wheel

Spend your Wednesday mornings or Saturdays, in the creative space of our mud brick studio, being introduced to the pottery wheel.

Our experienced, engaging and friendly tutor, Denholm Lappas, will help you discover (or perhaps rediscover) the art of forming ceramic vessels. This course is available in either six or eight week options.

Initially you will be taught to understand the basic nature of clay as a material with an easy to understand scientific basis.

Then quickly move onto the techniques of wedging, centering on the wheel & correctly using the tools and resources in the studio.

You will be taught to make the foundation forms of cylinders and bowls and how to finish your work by turning and trimming.

In the eight week option you will be introduced to the science and art of glazing.

Class times 

Saturdays: 10am -2pm

Saturdays: 1pm - 3pm

Wednesdays: 10am - 2pm

 

When

  • Saturday, 27 April 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 04 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 11 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 25 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 01 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 08 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 15 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 22 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham   View Map

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