April 2014 Newsletter

          

 

APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER

 

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

TERM TWO 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

CLAY THONGS

Wednesday 8th April 10-12noon $32.00 including materials and firing.

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

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 then be decorated by hand moulding flowers, animals, abstract designs – whatever the children prefer, and then will be painted using brightly coloured slips.

Parents will be contacted when the thongs are fired and ready to pick up. LIMITED NUMBERS – ENROL ONLINE HERE

PENCIL HOLDERS

Wednesday 16th April 2-4pm $32.00 including materials and firing.

Children will create the pencil holder by using the ‘pinching’ method. Techniques for modelling and joining clay will also be explored.

The pencil holder will then be decorated by hand moulding additions, such as eyes and tails, and will then be painted using brightly coloured slips.

The pencil holder is a useful object the children can use everyday while also being proud of having created it.

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

 

TERM TWO CERAMICS CLASSES

Adults Classes: ten week term
23rd April – 26th June
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 : ten week term
22nd April – 24th June
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: eight week term
3oth April – 18th June
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, EASTER OR  MOTHERS DAY 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 $32.00 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.

$32.00 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

 

 

 

 

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