Learn pottery at ASP!

Every term we have a variety of weekly classes, as well as specialist classes, and kids/teens classes over the school holidays.

For all bookings please visit us on Events Pronto.

** Bookings for all term 4 classes will become available on Monday the 17th of September, at 8am sharp via Events Pronto! **

 

Term 4 classes

 

Monday Morning

Taught by Peter Lange with over 40 years in clay behind him, the Monday morning class concentrates on wheel-throwing and its emphasis is on functional domesticware. We work towards firing a salt or soda kiln twice a year.

Course dates: 15th October - 10th December

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

Monday Evening

This is a friendly, busy class for all levels including wheel throwing and hand-building with tutor Chris Southern. There is often a wood-firing or salt firing during the course of the year.

Course dates: 15th October - 10th December

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

 

Tuesday Morning

This is a mixed class, with both experienced students and beginners. Topics covered include wheel throwing, slab vessels and glazing, with tutor Graham Ambrose.

Course dates: 16th October - 11th December

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

Tuesday EVENING

This class with Suzy Dunser is for students with some wheel experience, who are looking to improve their basic throwing techniques and try new forms. We will also cover glazing techniques this term.

Course dates: 16th October - 11th December

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING - EXPLORING GLAZE

An intermediate glaze class that explores glaze application, materials and testing recipes - a 6 week course with Margaret Sumich.

Margaret will explore glaze-on-glaze application, making glazes for testing and common reasons for glaze failure. A class for those wanting to expand their knowledge of glazes.

Not suitable for beginners. This is Members Class only.

Course dates: 17th October - 21st November

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

WEDNESDAY EVENING BEGINNERS 7

This short course of five evenings is an ideal class for those students who want to have a go, dip their toe in the mud, to see if it suits them. The course covers, at a basic level, the different methods of making, firing and glazing.

The course fee covers all materials and firing fees. Maximum of 18 students.  

Course dates: 17th October - 14th November

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

 

THURSDAY MORNING

This class is for beginning and intermediate throwers. Tutor Renton Murray is an expert thrower and teacher and gets great results from students who want to try their hand on the wheel.

Course dates: 18th October - 13th December

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

THURSDAY EVENING - THROWING & INLAY

A 9 week course with Jinho Jeong where students will explore to the Korean style of “throwing off the hump” technique. It is a great way to maximize efficiency of throwing. Trimming and line inlay skills for cup, bowl or vase with Korean tools also will be instructed. Suitable for advanced beginner to intermediate student. 

Course dates: 18th October - 13th December

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

 

SPRING HOLIDAY KIDS HANDBUILDING

SUNDAY MORNING BEGINNERS

This short course of six Sunday mornings will teach you the basics of making with clay, with tutors Joelle March and Aidan Raill. This course is an ideal class for those students who want to have a go, dip their toe in the mud, to see if it suits them. The course covers, at a basic level, the different methods of making, firing and glazing. The course fee covers all materials and firing fees.

Course dates: 28th October - 9th December

Term 4 bookings available from September 17th, 8am

This is a hand-building pottery class for kids held over four consecutive mornings during the school holidays, with tutor Julia Watson, an experienced children's ceramic art teacher. The aim is to have fun, learn a new skill and complete a project the kids can be proud of. This class caters for children 7 to 12 yrs with a maximum of 10 children participating.

Cost includes clay and firing. Please bring morning tea, plus an apron and towel.

Course dates: 8th October - 11th October

Term 4 bookings available from September 10th, 8am via Events Pronto.

 

DIPLOMA OF CERAMIC ARTS

This is the best available tertiary ceramics course in New Zealand.  You can study full-time over two years or part-time (up to 8 years) allowing you to tailor the course to suit your lifestyle.

If you want a career in ceramics, the Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 6) through Otago Polytechnic's School of Art is the way to get there. You can study for this highly regarded tertiary qualification at the Auckland Studio Potters.

Studio classes are run at the Auckland Studio Potters' centre in Onehunga usually on a Friday.  We employ three top-quality tutors each year at Auckland Studio Potters for the studio component of this course.  

In the past few years our students have had the privilege of studying under Kate McLean (printing on clay), Margaret Sumich (building and firing a wood-fired raku kiln) and Greer Twiss (sculptural design).  Last year our students had throwing modules with John Parker and John Dawson, as well as Frank Checkett's and Brendan Adam's sculptural modules.

Alongside hands-on experience we provide facilities for the students to carry out glaze and materials testing. There are also excellent on-line and distance learning components including Drawing and Design, History and Theory of Art and Glaze Theory.

For full details phone Auckland Studio Potters on 09-634 3622 or email us for an application form at asp@ceramics.co.nz.

You can also find more information at www.op.ac.nz/study/creative/art/studio/ceramics-2/