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Handbuilding in Clay

Handbuilding in Clay

Regular price $400.50
Regular price $445.00 Sale price $400.50
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On Campus
21-22 Sep 2024 (Sat & Sun)
9:30am - 4:30pm

Discover exciting approaches to handbuilding in clay with a focus on techniques to push the boundaries of the material and form to create unique and beautiful clay objects using different types of clay.

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Course Details

Course Program: Spring Weekend Workshop 2024

Start Date: 21 September 2024

End Date: 22 September 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

Discover exciting approaches to handbuilding in clay with a focus on techniques to push the boundaries of the material and form. In this intensive two-day workshop, artist-educator Alexandra Standen teaches you to work quickly with a range of techniques including joining, coiling and pinching, allowing you to build something unique to suit your personality. Develop confidence with building forms to create unique and beautiful clay objects, using different types of clay, from terracotta, raku and porcelain.

The workshop is open to entry level students as well as those with some knowledge of the ceramics
medium. Selected pieces will be bisque fired in the NAS kilns after the workshop, and you will be notified you when they are ready to be picked up. Glazing courses available in other NAS short courses programs.

*NAS Short Courses are open to students of ages 16 years and over. The NAS Art Club is open to students from ages 15 years and over.

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

Towel and protective clothes (old shirt or apron)

All clay provided by NAS

Enclosed shoes are essential.


    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