Upcoming ClayMotion Pottery Workshops – Ballarat

There are a series of workshops coming up at the ClayMotion studio over the next month or so:

Childrens School Holiday Program ; Pit Firing Workshop ; Jewellery Making workshop – yes jewellery, just for something different!

See the flyers below for more information and then visit the School Holiday Program Page and Workshops page for more detailed info, and enrol online via the SHOP or ring me on 0438382522.

And remember gift certificates are also available for these workshops.

Hope to see you soon 🙂

School Holiday Program Ballarat

ClayMotion School Holiday Program Ballarat

Jewellery making workshop Ballarat

Workshops – Beginners : What is a Glaze?

Beginners Glaze Workshop – what is a glaze? June 4th 1-4pm 

Fee $120.00 includes tuition, all materials and afternoon tea.

In this beginners workshop students will learn about the different components that make up a glaze, how to formulate basic glaze recipes, how to weigh and mix glaze recipes, how to convert quantities of glaze recipes and Occupational Health and Safety with regards to handling glaze materials. This will be a practical workshop with students participating in real time, working hands on in weighing and mixing.

The workshop will run for three hours with a half hour afternoon tea mid way.

Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen and camera/phone to record their learnings.

Fee includes tuition, all materials and afternoon tea.

This is an ideal workshop for art teachers working in schools, ceramic enthusiasts, amateur ceramicists looking to expand their knowledge,  and artists wanting to broaden their creative arts practice.

Visit the SHOP to enrol online or call me on 048382522

**Remember if you would like to give this as a gift you can purchase a Gift Certificate **

ClayMotion glaze workshop Ballarat

Upcoming Ceramic Workshops Ballarat & Surrounds

Pottery Workshops in Ballarat

Term three is rapidly drawing to a close, and with that comes school holiday classes. These school holidays it is all about Summer and Christmas…

Summer= thongs
Christmas = xmas decor

So we are making clay thongs and Christmas plates Want to join in the fun with the kids? No problems, you can make your own work of art for the same cost!

Check out the School Holiday Program page for all the details.
PicMonkey Collage school hols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND for the adults there is a PIT FIRING WORKSHOP scheduled for 26-27th September. Checkout the Workshops page for more info 🙂

Pit Firing Workshop

Pit Firing Workshop

Pit Firing Workshop – September 2015

Pit Firing Workshop Ballarat – September 2015

The Pit Firing workshop for 2015 is behind held in September, and is fun filled communal event. Come prepared with burnished pots you have already made & bisque fired or enrol in a casual class to make a piece within two weeks prior to the workshop.

This workshop is open to everyone – you don’t need any ‘art’ or ‘ceramic’ skills to participate, but if you do this is a great workshop to add to your skill base.

For those travelling to participate, there is plenty of accommodation nearby or feel free to camp onsite.

Want to give this workshop as a gift? You can purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE which can be mailed or emailed to you.

Visit the WORKSHOPS page for all the details and enrolment information or call me on 0438382522.

Pit Firing Workshop

Pit Firing Workshop

 

 

Pottery in Ballarat – Term Three Class Dates & More

Term Three Pottery Classes

Term three classes for adults & kids begin on the 15th & 22nd of July and enrollments are available online HERE or call me on 0438382522.

AND GREAT NEWS – new class times have been introduced : Adults Tuesday evenings 7-9pm and Children Saturday mornings 10-12noon

The next weekend workshop to be held will be a pit firing workshop over the weekend of  26-27th September. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, and casual classes can be undertaken to make ceramic works suitable for the workshop. Information on this workshop can be seen HERE.

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Remember also that clay and ceramic tools are available to purchase online and at the studio, and some glaze ingredients can also be purchased at the studio (these will soon be available online also).

clay and tool combo

clay and tool combo

Don’t forget to follow ClayMotion on Facebook and Instagram!

See you soon 🙂

 

 

Upcoming Pit Firing Workshop

Hi ClayMotioners….. below is the info for the upcoming Pit Firing workshop being run by Claymotion – the workshop is suitable for all skill levels, there is plenty of accommodation nearby, or pitch a tent!!

Enrol via the SHOP to secure your place 🙂

Read On….

ClayMotion Pit Firing Flyer-1

 

 

Pit Firing Workshop: 20-21st September 2014, Cost $150.00 Discount* $120.00

This workshop is ideal for people interested in art or ceramics, including beginners, and also for artists wanting to expand and build on their skills.

 

 

 

 

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*If you are currently enrolled in any ClayMotion classes you can participate in workshops at a discounted rate

This workshop will be conducted over two days, is for all skill levels and will introduce participants to all aspects of pit firing. Participants are invited to bring a picnic lunch to share. Accommodation  is available close to the workshop site.

Participants are to bring 1-2 pots that have been burnished and bisque fired to between 780-820°. This will ensure the sheen is maintained on the pot after pit firing. Wide rimmed bowls and plates should be avoided. Images of Dawn’s pit firing procedure can be viewed here.

If participants need lessons and/or clay to make pots for the firing casual participation in a weekly class can be organisedOR

If there is enough demand a separate class can be scheduled specifically to make works for the pit firing.

**Remember if you would like to give this as a gift you can purchase a Gift Certificate **

Workshop Schedule

Day 1

10-11am— Pots will be prepared with seaweed, copper wire and other organic materials. The pit will be prepared with wood, cow dung, pinecones and other materials.

11-12noon—Pots are loaded in the pit.

12-1pm— Lunch

1-3pm— Firing commences. Pit is stocked and eventually covered for slow simmer.

Day 2

10-10.30am— Pit firing methods  techniques presentation and discussion. Includes handouts.

10.30-12noon— Pit is unloaded and pots cleaned

12-1pm— Lunch

1pm-2pm— Finished pots are polished and sealed.

Term One Ceramics Classes 2014

Hello ClayMotioners – hope you are beating the sweltering summer heat!

The website has just been updated to reflect term one class dates and enrolment information, which can be viewed HERE

The January newsletter has also been sent out, so if you missed it check it out below or you can download it, complete with images, HERE

 

January 2014 NEWSLETTER

 

Hello ClayMotioners… Hope everyone is staying cool in this summer weather

 TERM ONE is only two weeks away and there are not many vacancies left, so ENROL EARLY and don’t miss out!

 Enrolling is easy – Book or leave a deposit online via the WEBSITE

Or call me on 0438382522

 HAVE YOU CONSIDERED A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR

2014 CLASSES OR WORKSHOPS THEY WOULD MAKE A GREAT GIFT!!

AND CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE OR BY PHONE TO BE DELIVERED VIA

                                                                                                                                  SNAIL MAIL OR ELECTRONICALLY

CHILDRENS SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASS

HERB HOUSES

Wedneasday 22 january 10-12noon $30.00 including materials and firing.

This project is great for children who like to grow things – herbs, cactus or even the old fashioned onion tops!

Children will make clay houses from rolled out slabs of clay which will have no roof so that herbs or cactus can be planted into the house.

Houses will be painted with coloured slip.

Parents will be contacted when the thongs are fired and ready to pick up.

LIMITED NUMBERS: ENROL ONLINE HERE

 

*** Please note that firing will be increasing this term. I have held fast on firing costs for about four years, but can no longer do so due to increasing gas costs. Firing will now cost $15.00 per kilo. I appreciate your understanding J

 

TERM ONE CERAMICS CLASSES

Adults Classes (ten weeks)
29TH January – 3rd April
Wednesday 10am-12noon or Thursday 7-9pm
Beginners to advanced
Wheelthrowing and handbuilding
Set projects or self initiated
$150.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Mums Classes: Time Out Sessions
28th January – 1st April
Tuesday 1pm-3pm
Beginners to advanced
Wheelthrowing and handbuilding
Set projects or self initiated
$150.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Childrens Classes (seven weeks)
19th February – 2nd April Wednesday 4-5.30pm
Set projects are explored using a range of handbuilding techniques.
$90.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 Pit Firing Workshop: DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED DEPENDING ON FIRE SEASON – PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST VIA EMAIL OR PHONE.

Cost $150.00 Discount* $120.00

*If you are currently enrolled in any ClayMotion classes you can participate in workshops at a discounted rate.

This workshop will be conducted over two days, is for all skill levels and will introduce participants to all aspects of pit firing. Participants are invited to bring a picnic lunch to share. Accommodation  is available close to the workshop site.

Participants are to bring 1-2 pots that have been burnished and bisque fired to between 780-820°. This will ensure the sheen is maintained on the pot after pit firing. Wide rimmed bowls and plates should be avoided. Images of Dawn’s pit firing procedure can be viewed here.

If participants need lessons and/or clay to make pots for the firing casual participation in a weekly class can be organized

OR

If there is enough demand a separate class can be scheduled specifically to make works for the pit firing.

**Remember WORKSHOPS can be given as a gift using ClayMotion a gift certificate**
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE ONLINE : GREAT BIRTHDAY OR EASTER GIFT

ClayMotion gift certificates can be purchased for adults and children’s classes and workshops, and are a unique gift.

Upon receipt of payment a gift certificate can be either sent to you in hard copy or emailed to you which can then be printed and presented as a gift.

 

CREATIVE TEAMBUILDING WORKSHOPS/REFLECTION DAYS FOR BUSINESS

Recently ClayMotion held a reflection workshop for a group of Berry Street employees. Participants were asked to make a clay bowl while reelecting on how they felt twelve months ago and then a sculptural piece while reflecting how they felt now. The group then had a teram discussion over afternoon tea, followed by free time where some had a try on the pottery wheel and others had some play handbuilding. Overall the session was a great success, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. You can see more about the day on the ClayMotion blog.

Do you own a business or know someone who does that would benefit from a creative

teambuilding or refelction workshop?

Creative teambuilding programs are a great way to build upon your employee’s communication skills, company morale and overall productivity.

More information about the projects available are on the website.

 CHILDRENS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

ClayMotion offers two hour childrens parties of a weekend and from 4pm during the week. (except Wednesdays)

Children make and decorate a treasure box each, and the party child receives a bowl that each guest has contributed to decorating. After the creative activities a birthday cake is supplied.

Price includes materials (clay, glaze, etc), kiln firing, birthday cake $30.00 per child. Maximum of 12 children, minimum of 6 children.

 

MOTHERS GROUP

ClayMotion offers two hour ceramic sessions to Mothers Groups, where mums and babies can relax in a creative environment. Mums makes a bowl, plate or cup for baby, and baby decorates with his/her handprints or footprints, creating a unique keepsake to treasure into the future.

Afternoon tea or morning tea is provided.

$30.00 per mum and baby. Maximum of 12 pairs, minimum of 6 pairs.

Price includes materials (clay, glaze, etc), kiln firing, and morning or afternoon tea.


PRIVATE CLASSES/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CLASSES

One to one private classes are also available, and are especially beneficial to teachers, those wanting to undertake intensive tuition or those wanting to consolidate existing skills. Email or telephone to discuss payment & time options.

Remember that the ClayMotion website also has a blog where you can stay updated on ClayMotion news; all pages can be shared on social media – so you can spread the love; and the shop now contains clay and clay tools – I will be adding to this over time, so why not bookmark the page?

you can also find ClayMotion on FACEBOOK so like our page to stay updated on classes and workshops!!

ORDER UNIQUE GIFTS FOR FRIENDS OR YOURSELF!  did you know I also have an online shop on ETSY, where I sell unique handmade ceramic jewellery and small tableware items: perfect for unique gifts or just to spoil yourself. Again, Shipping is FREE Australia-wide! As a special ClayMotion subscriber offer you can get 20% off anything in the store by using this coupon code at the check out: CLAYMOTION

 

January 2014 Children’s School Holiday Workshops

This January ClayMotion will run two school holiday workshops for Children – enrol in one or both!

Both workshops encourage individual children’s expressive creativity through the choice of decorations and colour, whilst following the instruction of a set project.

ClayMotion classes and workshops for children are designed to encourage individual creativity, fine motor skills and tactile development, all of which are important skills to hone in our current modern fast paced technological world. Being able to relax in the environment of creativity is an important factor to maintain balance in a “results” based modern society – especially for children.

Workshop One is a tactile project encouraging the children to ‘squelch’ their feet in the clay to make imprints for a set of clay thongs.

Clay Thong - image from http://www.pinterest.com/artnfusion/ceramic-ideas-for-kids/

Clay Thong – image from http://www.pinterest.com/artnfusion/ceramic-ideas-for-kids/

 

CLAY THONGS will be held on Wednesday 15th January 10-12noon and costs $30.00 per child including materials and firing.

This fun project will see children will roll out clay, imprint their feet into the soft clay, cut out the shape of their feet, and make their imprints into thongs.
The thongs will be decorated using brightly coloured slips.

 

 

 

 

Workshop Two appeals to children who like to grow things – herbs, cactus or even the old fashioned onion tops!

Herb Houses: Image from http://www.pinterest.com/artnfusion/ceramic-ideas-for-kids/

Herb Houses: Image from http://www.pinterest.com/artnfusion/ceramic-ideas-for-kids/

 

HERB HOUSES will be held on Wedneasday 22 january 10-12noon and costs $30.00 per child including materials and firing.

Children will make clay houses from rolled out slabs of clay which will have no roof so that hernbs or cactus can be planted into the house.

Houses will be painted with coloured slip.

 

 

 

 

Parents will be contacted when the projects are fired and ready to pick up.

NUMBERS ARE LIMITED- THE EASIEST WAY TO ENROL IS ONLINE HERE OR   email me to secure a place.

 

 

Muddy Christmas Presents

Today is the 10th of December – where has the year gone?? There are only 15 shopping days left till Christmas!!

Luckily here at ClayMotion we have Christmas wrapped up for you – especially if you have arty family members or friends:  whether they be adults or children.

In fact we currently have a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Buy a 10kg bag of stoneware clay and receive a pottery tool kit half price!!

clay and tool combo

clay and tool combo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OR how about a gift certificate? There are several options available…. a general use certificate which can be used for classes, workshops or pottery supplies, such as clay or tools. Or  certificates redeemable for specific workshops or classes.

There are also lots of ceramic supplies available for purchase in the shop, such as tools and clay.

kidney tools

kidney tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All items in the shop include free postage – except for clay (including the CHRISTMAS SPECIAL) which is pick up at the studio.

So, hopefully we have solved some of your shopping dilemmas!!

Have a great Christmas 🙂

Kids School Holiday Workshop: Christmas Decorations

The morning was a bit chilly but that didn’t stop the enthusiasm of a group of kids keen to make Christmas decorations for this years Christmas tree.

Six children ranging from 6-12 years energetically rolled out clay, cut out shapes and painted them with coloured slip.

When dry the decorations will be dipped into a clear glaze and fired, making them shiny.

Post firing the decorations can be highlighted with glitter and threaded with cotton or wool for hanging on either Christmas garlands or the Christmas tree.

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