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The Art of Production Throwing

The Art of Production Throwing

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On Campus
8-12 Jul 2024 (Mon - Fri)
9:30am - 4:30pm

Learn the skills required to reproduce the same form on the potter’s wheel, over and over again. Discover how to throw clay and use the wheel efficiently to ensure consistency across forms and develop your own visual language of fluidity on the wheel.

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Course Details

Course Program: Winter School 2024

Start Date: 8 July 2024

End Date: 12 July 2024

Day: Monday - Friday

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Number of classes: 5

Discipline: Ceramics

Lecturer: Remy Pajaczkowski-Russell

Age: 16 years and over

Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Location: National Art School

Course Overview

During this 5-day course you will learn the skills
required to reproduce the same form on the potter’s wheel, over and over again. Throughout the week, you will try techniques such as ‘throwing off the hump’, measuring for replication, and how to use different tools to ensure consistency across forms. Central to this course is how to use the wheel efficiently, revealed through Remy’s group demonstrations as well as his one-on-one guidance, in a supportive studio environment. He will help you create an individual aesthetic with clay by using the wheel as a tool to further your visual language and interests.

 This course is ideal for students who have a good base understanding of throwing clay and are looking to upskill and breakthrough to the next level of knowledge and practice.

All clay is provided and selected pieces will be bisque fired in the NAS kilns after the workshop. You’ll be notified when they are ready for picking up. Glazing courses are offered at other times of year in the NAS Public 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

Remy Pajaczkowski-Russell is an artist working on Gadigal land where he produces a range of domestic ware as well as pieces for exhibition. His practice concerns itself with the ethical production of
utilitarian pottery by repurposing waste materials into glazes and clays.

Remy studied ceramics at National Art School. After
completing his degree NAS in 2016, he undertook an apprenticeship in a traditional woodfired pottery studio in La Borne, France. It was here that he
developed his passion for woodfired ceramics and expressive slip decoration. Since then, he has worked in commercial ceramic studios and community-run studios, furthering his understanding of ceramics across the craft and
industrial production industries. His work is held in public and private collections including Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Cement Fondu, and in the
restaurants Bush in Redfern and Karrikin in Yamba.

Art Materials

  • Notebook to jot down notes and ideas
  • Old towel
  • Protective clothing (such as old shirt or apron) and covered footwear
  • Any throwing tools that you may already have. You can purchase a kit at the art store on campus for approx. $15-$20

All clay and other materials are provided.

Enclosed footwear is 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