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Pottery – Hand Building – Class

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - March 17 @ 8:30 pm AEDT

Learn Pottery Hand Building skills with Tutor Sharyn Masson

TUTOR: Sharyn Masson

START DATE: 10th February 2021

DAY & TIME: Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

TERM LENGTH: 6 weeks

DATES: 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar

FEE: $185

REQUIREMENTS: Please bring along your own tools, towel and apron. Covered shoes are essential.


MAX NO.: 6

MIN NO.: 6


This course is focused on giving students the fundamental skills, knowledge and hands on experience of working with clay with an experienced and highly skilled tutor. 

The flexibility of handbuilding with clay offers endless opportunities for creating a variety of forms, varying from functional to sculptural. Students will experiment with a range of surface decorations including, textural impressions and scraffito, slips, underglaze, brush-on and pouring and dipping glazes. 

Each week a method will be demonstrated and supervised by the tutor to achieve various outcomes. Intermediate and experienced students can choose to follow the method with the class or discuss their intended project with the tutor and work at their own pace with assistance from the tutor as required.

Materials and firing costs are incorporated into the total course fee: half a bag of stoneware clay, one bisque firing, one glaze firing.


Week 1.      Introduction    Brief tour of AAH and Studio, OH&S house rules.   Pinch. Small functional pots, bowl, sculptural figure.

Week 2.      Coil                 Pot, planter, bowl, sculptural figure.

Week 3.      Press Mould     Functional plate, bowl, planter.

Week 4.      Slab                  Functional plate with impressed textures.

Week 5.      Slab & Form     Vase, planter, mug.

Week 6.      Glazing            Using various dipping and pouring glazes or brush-on glazes.



All class members will need to use their own tools.

Good quality tool kits will be offered for sale online through AAH @ $30 each. You may have your own or are able to cobble together a starter kit yourself.

Personal workspace will be cleaned by each student in readiness for the next class.

Roster system for vacuuming and mopping the studio after each class will be organised.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.   

If the minimum numbers for this class aren’t reached you will be notified by email two weeks before the start date that it has been cancelled and you will receive a refund. 

Ceramic Art by Artist Sharyn Masson

(Photos by Rebecca Hosking Photography)

Ceramic Artist Sharyn Masson photographed demonstrating Hand Building skills and tools

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(Photos by Rebecca Hosking Photography)


February 10 @ 6:30 pm AEDT
March 17 @ 8:30 pm AEDT
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Anglesea Art House
23 Cameron Road
Anglesea, VIC 3230 Australia


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