Term Classes Bookings – 2024

Term 1 Bookings are now open. 
Places fill very quickly, especially as returning students continue their ceramic journey with us. Please take the opportunity to book in asap. 
Introduction to the Wheel 1 is a 4-week session for beginners that will provide you with the basics skills and techniques you need to throw clay on
a pottery wheel.

Introduction to the Wheel 1: is a 4-week course for those beginning their ceramic journey. You will learn basic techniques like centering the clay on the wheel, trimming and slip decoration ; starting with cylindrical forms. 

Introduction to the Wheel 2: is a 4-week course for those continuing their ceramic journey. You will learn how to make other forms such as bowls,
and glaze techniques. You will need to have completed Beginners 1 before enrolling. 

Wednesday Evening is for students who have completed two or more beginners’ courses or who have had previous experience. This term is 8
weeks. (Not for Beginners).

Thursday evening -Hand-building and Sculptural is an 8-week course. Designed to teach you hand building techniques for sculptural and
functional ware. 

Saturday Morning- Figurative Ceramics is an 8-week course for beginners to ongoing students. The focus of this course is to introduce you
to hand building the human form – this term is the Bust (head and shoulders). This replaces our Wednesday morning course.

Covid Safety Rules If you have booked and contract Covid 19 or are a close contact of someone, who has it or are feeling unwell, we can defer your
attendance to another term. Please do not attend!   Thank you for your patience and understanding during these times as we navigate the fluid
Covid 19 situation.

Please read our Conditions of Enrolment /refund policy carefully prior to enrolling in a class/ workshop.

Tuesday Evening Introduction to Wheel Throwing Class -Beginners 1 – February 6 to 27

Suitable for Beginners to ongoing students

This 4-week course will introduce you to the techniques required for creating with clay, such as slab building, pinching and coiling clay. Under Diamandos’ instruction, your friendly teacher /sculptor, who has exhibited widely in Australia and abroad.

Each participant will be guided along their individual creative journey, making work that matters to you personally; to foster your creativity, expand your imagination and strengthen your feelings of wellbeing in the company of likeminded creatives.

 

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Enrolment, Parramatta Clay and Arts Inc. (PCAI)

Confirmation of Booking
Once your booking is confirmed, details about our studio and what to bring to class will be sent closer to class commencement date.

Cancellation/ Refund Policy / Missed classes
2 weeks notification prior to commencement of class is required if cancelling your enrolment. A $20 cancellation fee applies
As there is a large waiting list for classes, no refunds or make up classes are available once class commences for missed classes, for change of mind, or failure to attend. In dire personal circumstances a partial refund may be considered. Conditions apply. Students must contact Director immediately to be considered.

Using the Gift Voucher
If you have received a Gift Voucher you still need to book into the program via the online Booking Form. Instead of payment details simply place Gift Voucher number in Notes section of Form. Vouchers can be purchased via email. Gift Vouchers are valid for 24 months from date of purchase.

Waiting List
Class sizes are limited to 10 to 12 persons per class and fill very fast.  Sometime places open, due to cancellation so please complete the waiting list details form. If a place opens when term has commenced you will be advised and pay either the full rate or a pro-rata rate (if you miss a class) for the remainder of Term.
The Wait list is compiled in order of date and time of your booking.

Additional Needs and Physical ability
PCAI is an accessible venue for most although there is one step to the bathroom to navigate. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is available nearby.

Using the pottery wheel can be physically challenging for some with the following conditions: arthritis in or injury to hands; neck or back pain, reduced strength or limited motion in upper arms and shoulders; later trimester of pregnancy; Hip or Foot injury.

There are ways to modify the wheel throwing experience but please consider your physical capacity prior to enrolling in a wheel throwing class. We provide many options hand building with clay, as an alternative to the pottery wheel experience. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any addition needs further, so we may be of assistance.

Materials
Your materials fee covers a bag of clay, coloured slips and glazes per student.
Additional materials such as underglaze and tissue transfers can be purchased from the studio and are not included in materials fee.
For home studio use Clay can be purchased from the studio at discounted prices however orders need to be placed in advance.

Extra firings
PCAI kilns are always full, due to large student numbers. Occasionally we can fire some extra pieces, however a cost for bisque and glaze firings for work made outside of class time is necessary. Pieces can only be fired when kiln space is available as priority is given to PCAI student work.

If an excess of materials is used during class, students may be asked to refine their work and select only the best for firing or to pay an additional fee for kiln space and materials used.

Date                Monday Evening:  February 6 to 27 (4 weeks)

Time               6 to 9 pm

Tutor               Di Turner

Fee                 $250 (includes clay, glaze, and firings)

Out of stock

Tuesday Evening Introduction to Wheel Throwing Part 2 – March 5 to 26

Suitable for Beginners to ongoing students

This 4-week course will introduce you to the techniques required for creating with clay, such as slab building, pinching and coiling clay. Under Diamandos’ instruction, your friendly teacher /sculptor, who has exhibited widely in Australia and abroad.

Each participant will be guided along their individual creative journey, making work that matters to you personally; to foster your creativity, expand your imagination and strengthen your feelings of wellbeing in the company of likeminded creatives.

 

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Enrolment, Parramatta Clay and Arts Inc. (PCAI)

Confirmation of Booking
Once your booking is confirmed, details about our studio and what to bring to class will be sent closer to class commencement date.

Cancellation/ Refund Policy / Missed classes
2 weeks notification prior to commencement of class is required if cancelling your enrolment. A $20 cancellation fee applies
As there is a large waiting list for classes, no refunds or make up classes are available once class commences for missed classes, for change of mind, or failure to attend. In dire personal circumstances a partial refund may be considered. Conditions apply. Students must contact Director immediately to be considered.

Using the Gift Voucher
If you have received a Gift Voucher you still need to book into the program via the online Booking Form. Instead of payment details simply place Gift Voucher number in Notes section of Form. Vouchers can be purchased via email. Gift Vouchers are valid for 24 months from date of purchase.

Waiting List
Class sizes are limited to 10 to 12 persons per class and fill very fast.  Sometime places open, due to cancellation so please complete the waiting list details form. If a place opens when term has commenced you will be advised and pay either the full rate or a pro-rata rate (if you miss a class) for the remainder of Term.
The Wait list is compiled in order of date and time of your booking.

Additional Needs and Physical ability
PCAI is an accessible venue for most although there is one step to the bathroom to navigate. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is available nearby.

Using the pottery wheel can be physically challenging for some with the following conditions: arthritis in or injury to hands; neck or back pain, reduced strength or limited motion in upper arms and shoulders; later trimester of pregnancy; Hip or Foot injury.

There are ways to modify the wheel throwing experience but please consider your physical capacity prior to enrolling in a wheel throwing class. We provide many options hand building with clay, as an alternative to the pottery wheel experience. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any addition needs further, so we may be of assistance.

Materials
Your materials fee covers a bag of clay, coloured slips and glazes per student.
Additional materials such as underglaze and tissue transfers can be purchased from the studio and are not included in materials fee.
For home studio use Clay can be purchased from the studio at discounted prices however orders need to be placed in advance.

Extra firings
PCAI kilns are always full, due to large student numbers. Occasionally we can fire some extra pieces, however a cost for bisque and glaze firings for work made outside of class time is necessary. Pieces can only be fired when kiln space is available as priority is given to PCAI student work.

If an excess of materials is used during class, students may be asked to refine their work and select only the best for firing or to pay an additional fee for kiln space and materials used.

Date                Tuesday Evening:  March 5 to 26 (4 weeks)

Time               6 to 9 pm

Tutor               Di Turner

Fee                 $250 (includes clay, glaze, and firings)

7 in stock

Wednesday Evening Class- February 7 to March 27

Suitable for ongoing students who have done 3 terms with us or elsewhere

Course description: This course is designed for those with competency in wheel throwing to advance to more challenging projects on the wheel. It is NOT a beginner’s course.  You will also learn about surface decoration such as slips, texture and glazing techniques. It is for those who are developing more advanced skills in wheel throwing. Students with more experience will be guided in projects to further develop their skills through a series of weekly demonstrations and practices to meet your individual skills.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Enrolment, Parramatta Clay and Arts Inc. (PCAI)

Confirmation of Booking
Once your booking is confirmed, details about our studio and what to bring to class will be sent closer to class commencement date.

Cancellation/ Refund Policy / Missed classes
2 weeks notification prior to commencement of class is required if cancelling your enrolment. A $20 cancellation fee applies
As there is a large waiting list for classes, no refunds or make up classes are available once class commences for missed classes, for change of mind, or failure to attend. In dire personal circumstances a partial refund may be considered. Conditions apply. Students must contact Director immediately to be considered.

Using the Gift Voucher
If you have received a Gift Voucher you still need to book into the program via the online Booking Form. Instead of payment details simply place Gift Voucher number in Notes section of Form. Vouchers can be purchased via email. Gift Vouchers are valid for 24 months from date of purchase.

Waiting List
Class sizes are limited to 10 to 12 persons per class and fill very fast.  Sometime places open, due to cancellation so please complete the waiting list details form. If a place opens when term has commenced you will be advised and pay either the full rate or a pro-rata rate (if you miss a class) for the remainder of Term.
The Wait list is compiled in order of date and time of your booking.

Additional Needs and Physical ability
PCAI is an accessible venue for most although there is one step to the bathroom to navigate. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is available nearby.

Using the pottery wheel can be physically challenging for some with the following conditions: arthritis in or injury to hands; neck or back pain, reduced strength or limited motion in upper arms and shoulders; later trimester of pregnancy; Hip or Foot injury.

There are ways to modify the wheel throwing experience but please consider your physical capacity prior to enrolling in a wheel throwing class. We provide many options hand building with clay, as an alternative to the pottery wheel experience. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any addition needs further, so we may be of assistance.

Materials
Your materials fee covers a bag of clay, coloured slips and glazes per student.
Additional materials such as underglaze and tissue transfers can be purchased from the studio and are not included in materials fee.
For home studio use Clay can be purchased from the studio at discounted prices however orders need to be placed in advance.

Extra firings
PCAI kilns are always full, due to large student numbers. Occasionally we can fire some extra pieces, however a cost for bisque and glaze firings for work made outside of class time is necessary. Pieces can only be fired when kiln space is available as priority is given to PCAI student work.

If an excess of materials is used during class, students may be asked to refine their work and select only the best for firing or to pay an additional fee for kiln space and materials used.

Date                Wednesday Evenings: February 7 to March 27 (8 weeks)

Time               6 to 9 pm

Tutor               Di Turner

Fee                 $480.00 (includes clay, glaze, and firings)

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Thursday Evening Class- Hand Building / Ceramics Sculptural – February 8 to March

Suitable for Beginners to ongoing students

This sculptural ceramic course is designed by Diamando Koutsellis and introduces you to an array of hand-building techniques for both functional and non-functional ceramics. You will also explore the many and varied possibilities available to decorate your clay surfaces using slip, glaze, and texture.
You will learn slab building, how to make pinch and coil pots, and armatures that support your sculptural pieces. These methodologies are designed to expand your understanding of the variety of techniques that can be used in hand building and sculptural ceramic process.
Each participant will be guided along their individual creative journey, making work that matters to you personally; to foster your creativity, expand your imagination and strengthen your feelings of wellbeing in the company of likeminded creatives.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Enrolment, Parramatta Clay and Arts Inc. (PCAI)

Confirmation of Booking
Once your booking is confirmed, details about our studio and what to bring to class will be sent closer to class commencement date.

Cancellation/ Refund Policy / Missed classes
2 weeks notification prior to commencement of class is required if cancelling your enrolment. A $20 cancellation fee applies
As there is a large waiting list for classes, no refunds or make up classes are available once class commences for missed classes, for change of mind, or failure to attend. In dire personal circumstances a partial refund may be considered. Conditions apply. Students must contact Director immediately to be considered.

Using the Gift Voucher
If you have received a Gift Voucher you still need to book into the program via the online Booking Form. Instead of payment details simply place Gift Voucher number in Notes section of Form. Vouchers can be purchased via email. Gift Vouchers are valid for 24 months from date of purchase.

Waiting List
Class sizes are limited to 10 to 12 persons per class and fill very fast.  Sometime places open, due to cancellation so please complete the waiting list details form. If a place opens when term has commenced you will be advised and pay either the full rate or a pro-rata rate (if you miss a class) for the remainder of Term.
The Wait list is compiled in order of date and time of your booking.

Additional Needs and Physical ability
PCAI is an accessible venue for most although there is one step to the bathroom to navigate. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is available nearby.

Using the pottery wheel can be physically challenging for some with the following conditions: arthritis in or injury to hands; neck or back pain, reduced strength or limited motion in upper arms and shoulders; later trimester of pregnancy; Hip or Foot injury.

There are ways to modify the wheel throwing experience but please consider your physical capacity prior to enrolling in a wheel throwing class. We provide many options hand building with clay, as an alternative to the pottery wheel experience. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any addition needs further, so we may be of assistance.

Materials
Your materials fee covers a bag of clay, coloured slips and glazes per student.
Additional materials such as underglaze and tissue transfers can be purchased from the studio and are not included in materials fee.
For home studio use Clay can be purchased from the studio at discounted prices however orders need to be placed in advance.

Extra firings
PCAI kilns are always full, due to large student numbers. Occasionally we can fire some extra pieces, however a cost for bisque and glaze firings for work made outside of class time is necessary. Pieces can only be fired when kiln space is available as priority is given to PCAI student work.

If an excess of materials is used during class, students may be asked to refine their work and select only the best for firing or to pay an additional fee for kiln space and materials used.

Date                Thursday Evening:  February 8 to March 28 (8 weeks)

Time               6 to 9 pm

Tutor              Diamando Koutsellis

Fee                 $470.00 (includes clay glaze and firings)

Out of stock

Saturday Morning – Introduction to hand building and Sculptural Ceramics

Suitable for Beginners to ongoing students

This 4-week course will introduce you to the techniques required for creating with clay, such as slab building, pinching and coiling clay. Under Diamandos’ instruction, your friendly teacher /sculptor, who has exhibited widely in Australia and abroad.

Each participant will be guided along their individual creative journey, making work that matters to you personally; to foster your creativity, expand your imagination and strengthen your feelings of wellbeing in the company of likeminded creatives.

 

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Enrolment, Parramatta Clay and Arts Inc. (PCAI)

Confirmation of Booking
Once your booking is confirmed, details about our studio and what to bring to class will be sent closer to class commencement date.

Cancellation/ Refund Policy / Missed classes
2 weeks notification prior to commencement of class is required if cancelling your enrolment. A $20 cancellation fee applies
As there is a large waiting list for classes, no refunds or make up classes are available once class commences for missed classes, for change of mind, or failure to attend. In dire personal circumstances a partial refund may be considered. Conditions apply. Students must contact Director immediately to be considered.

Using the Gift Voucher
If you have received a Gift Voucher you still need to book into the program via the online Booking Form. Instead of payment details simply place Gift Voucher number in Notes section of Form. Vouchers can be purchased via email. Gift Vouchers are valid for 24 months from date of purchase.

Waiting List
Class sizes are limited to 10 to 12 persons per class and fill very fast.  Sometime places open, due to cancellation so please complete the waiting list details form. If a place opens when term has commenced you will be advised and pay either the full rate or a pro-rata rate (if you miss a class) for the remainder of Term.
The Wait list is compiled in order of date and time of your booking.

Additional Needs and Physical ability
PCAI is an accessible venue for most although there is one step to the bathroom to navigate. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is available nearby.

Using the pottery wheel can be physically challenging for some with the following conditions: arthritis in or injury to hands; neck or back pain, reduced strength or limited motion in upper arms and shoulders; later trimester of pregnancy; Hip or Foot injury.

There are ways to modify the wheel throwing experience but please consider your physical capacity prior to enrolling in a wheel throwing class. We provide many options hand building with clay, as an alternative to the pottery wheel experience. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any addition needs further, so we may be of assistance.

Materials
Your materials fee covers a bag of clay, coloured slips and glazes per student.
Additional materials such as underglaze and tissue transfers can be purchased from the studio and are not included in materials fee.
For home studio use Clay can be purchased from the studio at discounted prices however orders need to be placed in advance.

Extra firings
PCAI kilns are always full, due to large student numbers. Occasionally we can fire some extra pieces, however a cost for bisque and glaze firings for work made outside of class time is necessary. Pieces can only be fired when kiln space is available as priority is given to PCAI student work.

If an excess of materials is used during class, students may be asked to refine their work and select only the best for firing or to pay an additional fee for kiln space and materials used.

Date                Saturday Morning:   February 10, 17, 24, March 2 (4 weeks)

Time               10 am to 1 pm

Tutor               Diamondo Koutsellis

Fee                 $260.00 (includes clay glaze and firings)

 

 

6 in stock