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Creations in Clay

Creations in Clay

Regular price $445.00
Regular price $400.00 Sale price $445.00
GST included where applicable.
Early fee ends on 14 Apr 2024

On Campus
18-19 May 2024 (Sat & Sun)
9:30am - 4:30pm

Do you have some hand-building skills but are missing out on essential knowledge about clay, kilns and glazes? Fills in the gaps at this 2-day hand-building course, with a specific focus on the outcomes for the pieces.

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Course Details

Course Program: Autumn Weekend Workshop 2024

Start Date: 18 May 2024

End Date: 19 May 2024

Day: Saturday & Sunday

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Number of classes: 2

Discipline: Ceramics

Lecturer: Alexandra Standen

Age: 16 years and over

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Location: National Art School

Course Overview

Learn the skills to transform lumps of clay into unique, hand-built vessels and sculptural forms in this exciting two-day workshop.

Hand building can be very labour intensive; and in this class Alexandra Standen teaches faster and more forgiving coiling and pinch techniques to achieve larger and more detailed ceramic forms. Knowing when the clay can support itself and when it needs to harden slightly before adding another coil is an important skill to harness, as well as how to slow dry your work to prevent cracks while also working relatively quickly. 

Alexandra guides you to hand-build efficiently and develop the confidence to push your forms to the create unique and beautiful clay objects.

All clay is provided, and selected pieces will be bisque fired in the NAS kilns after the workshop, and we will notify you when they are ready for pick up. Glazing courses are available in other short courses programs.

The workshop is held in conjunction with the NAS Centenary celebrations, and you’ll have the opportunity to view the exhibition Captivate shown in the NAS Galleries.

*Short courses and weekend workshops are open to students of ages 16 years and over. For students under 16 years of age there are School Holiday Workshops, Art Club and other youth art programs.

Lecturer Profile

Alexandra’s art practice is based within the ceramics tradition and engages with fine art practices and mediums.

She graduated with an Honours degree from NAS in 2011 and completed her Master of Fine Arts, Research at University of NSW Art and Design in 2018. Alexandra has exhibited extensively in Australia and was an artist-in-residence at the Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris, France, and other international residencies in Israel, Istanbul and Switzerland.

She has worked in the indigenous art centers Titjikala, Northern Territory and Tjala Arts, APY Lands, and teaches ceramics in the tertiary education sector, in degree and short course programs.

Art Materials

Students must supply their own art materials, please refer to the list below.

Towel, covered shoes, protective clothes (old shirt or apron)

Clay and other materials are provided.


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers:

    Phone: +61 2 9247 9979


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies Website 

    In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

    Protective clothing and covered footwear essential