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Feb
19
Wed
Childrens Pottery Classes Wednesday Afternoon @ ClayMotion
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Childrens Pottery Classes Wednesday Afternoon @ ClayMotion

Childrens Pottery Classes : eight week term

Term 2 Classes 2019 –1st May – 19th June

****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome ****
(pay on arrival)

Wednesday 4-5.30pm

During the childrens pottery classes set projects are explored using a range of handbuilding techniques. Projects hone both imagination and fine motor skills, and explore the 3Dimensional object within space taking into consideration proportion, design and personal creativity.

$135.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Clay $2.00 per 1kg
Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would cost $5.95 to take home when finished

More children’s pottery fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Feb
20
Thu
Adults Pottery Class – Thursday Night @ ClayMotion
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults Pottery Class - Thursday Night @ ClayMotion

Adults Pottery Class : NINE week term due to Easter

Term 1 Classes 2020

****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome ****
(pay on arrival)

30th January – 26th March

The adults pottery class is suitable for Beginners through to advanced students.

Wheelthrowing and handbuilding are both available
Set projects or self initiated
$216.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag
Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would cost $5.95 to take home when finished

More macrame fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Feb
22
Sat
Childrens Pottery Class Saturday Morning @ ClayMotion
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Childrens Pottery Class Saturday Morning @ ClayMotion

Childrens Pottery Class : eight week term

Term 1 Classes 2020 – 1st Feb – 21st March

****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome ****
(pay on arrival)

Saturday 10-11.30am

During the childrens pottery class set projects are explored using a range of handbuilding techniques. Projects hone both imagination and fine motor skills, and explore the 3Dimensional object within space taking into consideration proportion, design and personal creativity.

$135.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Clay $2.00 per 1kg
Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would cost $5.95 to take home when finished

More kids pottery fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Saturday 22nd February 1-4pm
$95 includes all materials, tuition and kiln firing.
As seen on Gardening Australia!
During this 3 hour workshop you shall make your own Garden Olla using terracotta clay and the coil building method. Your Olla will hold approximately 3-4 litres of water, and we will also make a lid.
Your garden creation will remain at the studio to dry and be kiln fired.
Once you learn the making method you can make as many as you need at home for your garden and bring them into the studio for kiln firing.
Read on to learn more about this ancient irrigation technique…
 
What is an Olla?
An Olla is an ancient watering/irrigation system constructed with unglazed porous clay pots.
 
– Olla is the Spanish word for “pot” and is a clay pot used for irrigation.
– Ollas can save 30% to 70% of the water used by other irrigation methods
– Veggies and flowers LOVE Ollas, because they provide just the right amount of water exactly when the plants need it.
– Installing an Olla is simple, just dig a hole, bury the pot and fill it with water!
– One 3 litre Olla will irrigate a 60 x 60cm garden bed.
 
Ollas may be the most efficient method of local plant irrigation in drylands known to humanity due to the microporous (unglazed) walls that do “not allow water to flow freely from the pot, but guides water seepage from it in the direction where suction develops. When buried neck deep into the ground, filled with water, and crops planted adjacent to it, the clay pot effects sub-surface irrigation as water oozes out of it due to the suction force which attracts water molecules to the plant roots. The suction force is created by soil moisture tension and/or plant roots themselves.” (AE Daka – 2001.) The plant roots grow around the pots and only “pull” moisture when needed, never wasting a single drop. “Ollas virtually eliminate the runoff and evaporation common in modern irrigation systems, allowing the plant to absorb nearly 100 percent of water.” (City of Austin Water Conservation, 2006.)
 
To use ollas in a garden or farm, one buries the olla in the soil leaving the top slightly protruding from the soil (ideally the neck of the olla is glazed to prevent evaporation or it should be reasonable to apply a surface mulch that covers the neck of the olla without spilling into the opening). The olla is filled with water and the opening is then capped (with a rock, clay plate or other available material to prevent mosquito breeding, soil intrusion and evaporation).
 
“Depending on factors such as the plant’s water needs, soil type, time of year, and environment ollas may need filling weekly or daily. Water usually takes between 24 and 72 hours to flow through an olla.” (Bulten, 2006) Water should be added to an olla whenever the water level in the olla falls below 50% in order to avoid build up of salt residues along surfaces of the olla that may prevent desired seepage.
(https://permaculturenews.org/2010/09/16/ollas-unglazed-clay-pots-for-garden-irrigation/)
Image courtesy: http://www.plugandplaygardens.com/olla-clay-pot-irrigation/spring-sale-20-off-2-gallon-ollas/
More Olla making fun from previous workshops can be seen on the Claymotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.
Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE
Feb
25
Tue
Tuesday Adults Pottery Class @ ClayMotion
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday Adults Pottery Class @ ClayMotion

Tuesday Adults Pottery Class

Experience the calming qualities of clay & enrol in an adults pottery class on Tuesday nights!

Enrol in the whole nine week term or attend on a casual basis.

Thursday nights also available.

All levels welcome … beginners to advanced

Wheelthrowing and handbuilding
Set projects or self initiated
$216.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag
Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would cost $5.95 to take home when finished

More pottery fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Adults Pottery Class – Tuesday Nights @ ClayMotion
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults Pottery Class - Tuesday Nights @ ClayMotion

Adults Pottery Class – Tuesday Night

Experience the calming qualities of clay & enrol in an adults pottery class on Tuesday nights!

Enrol in the whole nine week term or attend on a casual basis.

Thursday nights also available.

All levels welcome … beginners to advanced

Wheelthrowing and handbuilding
Set projects or self initiated
$216.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag
Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would cost $5.95 to take home when finished

More pottery fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Feb
26
Wed
Adults Pottery Classes – Wednesday Morning @ ClayMotion
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adults Pottery Classes - Wednesday Morning @ ClayMotion

Adults Pottery Classes: NINE week term 

Term 1 Classes 2020

****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome ****
(pay on arrival)

29th January – 25th March

The adults pottery classes are suitable for Beginners through to advanced

Wheelthrowing and handbuilding are available.
Set projects or self initiated
$216.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag
Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would cost $5.95 to take home when finished

More adults pottery fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Childrens Pottery Classes Wednesday Afternoon @ ClayMotion
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Childrens Pottery Classes Wednesday Afternoon @ ClayMotion

Childrens Pottery Classes : eight week term

Term 2 Classes 2019 –1st May – 19th June

****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome ****
(pay on arrival)

Wednesday 4-5.30pm

During the childrens pottery classes set projects are explored using a range of handbuilding techniques. Projects hone both imagination and fine motor skills, and explore the 3Dimensional object within space taking into consideration proportion, design and personal creativity.

$135.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Clay $2.00 per 1kg
Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would cost $5.95 to take home when finished

More children’s pottery fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Wednesday 26th February 6-9pm
$95 includes all materials, tuition and kiln firing.
As seen on Gardening Australia!
During this 3 hour workshop you shall make your own Garden Olla using terracotta clay and the coil building method. Your Olla will hold approximately 3-4 litres of water, and we will also make a lid.
Your garden creation will remain at the studio to dry and be kiln fired.
Once you learn the making method you can make as many as you need at home for your garden and bring them into the studio for kiln firing.
Read on to learn more about this ancient irrigation technique…
 
What is an Olla?
An Olla is an ancient watering/irrigation system constructed with unglazed porous clay pots.
 
– Olla is the Spanish word for “pot” and is a clay pot used for irrigation.
– Ollas can save 30% to 70% of the water used by other irrigation methods
– Veggies and flowers LOVE Ollas, because they provide just the right amount of water exactly when the plants need it.
– Installing an Olla is simple, just dig a hole, bury the pot and fill it with water!
– One 3 litre Olla will irrigate a 60 x 60cm garden bed.
 
Ollas may be the most efficient method of local plant irrigation in drylands known to humanity due to the microporous (unglazed) walls that do “not allow water to flow freely from the pot, but guides water seepage from it in the direction where suction develops. When buried neck deep into the ground, filled with water, and crops planted adjacent to it, the clay pot effects sub-surface irrigation as water oozes out of it due to the suction force which attracts water molecules to the plant roots. The suction force is created by soil moisture tension and/or plant roots themselves.” (AE Daka – 2001.) The plant roots grow around the pots and only “pull” moisture when needed, never wasting a single drop. “Ollas virtually eliminate the runoff and evaporation common in modern irrigation systems, allowing the plant to absorb nearly 100 percent of water.” (City of Austin Water Conservation, 2006.)
 
To use ollas in a garden or farm, one buries the olla in the soil leaving the top slightly protruding from the soil (ideally the neck of the olla is glazed to prevent evaporation or it should be reasonable to apply a surface mulch that covers the neck of the olla without spilling into the opening). The olla is filled with water and the opening is then capped (with a rock, clay plate or other available material to prevent mosquito breeding, soil intrusion and evaporation).
 
“Depending on factors such as the plant’s water needs, soil type, time of year, and environment ollas may need filling weekly or daily. Water usually takes between 24 and 72 hours to flow through an olla.” (Bulten, 2006) Water should be added to an olla whenever the water level in the olla falls below 50% in order to avoid build up of salt residues along surfaces of the olla that may prevent desired seepage.
(https://permaculturenews.org/2010/09/16/ollas-unglazed-clay-pots-for-garden-irrigation/)
Image courtesy: http://www.plugandplaygardens.com/olla-clay-pot-irrigation/spring-sale-20-off-2-gallon-ollas/
More Olla making fun from previous workshops can be seen on the Claymotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.
Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE
Feb
27
Thu
Adults Pottery Class – Thursday Night @ ClayMotion
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults Pottery Class - Thursday Night @ ClayMotion

Adults Pottery Class : NINE week term due to Easter

Term 1 Classes 2020

****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome ****
(pay on arrival)

30th January – 26th March

The adults pottery class is suitable for Beginners through to advanced students.

Wheelthrowing and handbuilding are both available
Set projects or self initiated
$216.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes)

Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag
Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would cost $5.95 to take home when finished

More macrame fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE