Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop – don’t miss out!

There are still limited places available in the macrame workshops coming up this Wednesday and Saturday.

This is an introductory workshop where you will learn some basic knots to create your plant hanger and it even comes with a pot!

Presented by Benita of local business Winter Lane Weaving the workshop will be fun and relaxing, and even includes some nibbles.

The $70 fee includes all the materials you will need to create your pot.

Enrol ONLINE, call me or drop into the shop : 0438382522   34A Mair Street East, Ballarat

Macrame workshop Claymotion Ballarat

Acrylic Pouring Workshops Start This week!

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring Workshops start this week …

Fluid Art is an amazing spontaneous process that gives the most beautiful results and with three different sessions being offered there is a time to suit everyone!

Tuesday 24th April 10-1pm, Thursday 26th April 6-9pm or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm.

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect: Acrylic Pouring at Claymotion Ballarat Victoria

3 hours of demonstrations and interactive experience
Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
Learn about layers colours and how to avoid getting mud.
Experiment with different additives to create the allusive cells.
Take home 2 pieces of art
Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

$120.00 for 3 hours of fun creativity includes all materials

Enrol via the online shop, call me for more information on 0438382522 or drop into the shop at 34A Mair Street East, Ballarat Central.

Don’t Miss Out!

 

Term Two – Drop in Day and Upcoming Workshops in Ballarat

Hi ClayMotioners, hope everyone had a great Easter. I had a break from the 30th March till the 3rd April, which was great…. nice and refreshed and ready to tackle term two!

And we are starting with a bang by having a Drop in Day this Friday – bring the kids, some friends or just yourself, and make a pinch pot! $10 gets you studio access, clay and kiln firing.

Open day Claymotion Ballarat Victoria

As well as the usual pottery and mosaic classes this term there are also a great range of workshops for adults and kids offering something a little different.

All sessions are in the shop for online enrolling or call me for more info or drop into the shop for a chat 🙂

ADULTS

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring

Tuesday 24th April, Thursday 26th April or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect:

  • 3 hours of demonstrations  and interactive experience
  • Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
  • Learn about layers colours and how to avoid getting mud.
  • Experiment with different additives to create the allusive cells.
  • Take home 2 pieces of art
  • Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

Macrame Workshop

Presented by Ballarat artist and owner of Winter Lane Weaving, participants will create a plant hanger and learn some basic beginner knots and techniques. These workshops will be held in May with the dates to be confirmed – so stay tuned.

CHILDREN

Children’s Loom and Weave Project – recommended age 9-13yrs (this is a guide – you know your child best)

Tuesday 1st May – Tuesday 22nd May : 4-5.30pm

During this four week project children will create a loom from clay which will be fired for strength, and painted. Children will then learn to weave the warp threads and then weave their own design on their loom.

This is a great project for children to hone fine motor skills, strengthen mathematical skills, such as counting, measuring and pattern making, and, of course, gets those creative juices flowing.

Week 1 – children will make their loom from clay, and impress textures and designs on them

Week 2 – children will paint their loom.

Week 3 – children will warp their loom. (thread warping skein onto the loom for creating the weave)

Week 4 – children will complete their weave design, and take their loom home.

Children’s Mosaic Project – recommended age 8-13years (this is a guide only – you know your child best)

During term two children will create a garden paver which will be created from tiles and ceramic shards. The project will run for two classes over a two week period. There is no tile cutting involved.

Week 1 – create, adhere and mortar paver.

Week 2 – grout paver, clean and polish

Time: 7th and 14th June 4.00 – 5.30pm

mosaic paver project at ClayMotion Ballarat Victoria

ClayMotion Paver

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.
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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….

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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