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  • NONAC10058

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Stoneware)

Non-accredited Short Course
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Let TAFE show you how to throw a pot

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Course overview

Course overview

Ever wanted to know how to ‘throw a pot’ and create your own coffee mug? Interested in making glazes and decorating your pottery to be kiln fired? Then come and explore the world of wheel-thrown pottery with this 10 week introductory course held during the day and take home your own ceramic creations.

You will learn the beginner-level skills and techniques required to make, glaze and fire your very own wheel-thrown pots under close guidance from artist and experienced teacher Jenny Valmadre. Perfect for those starting out or wanting to refresh skills.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Important Information
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Selection criteria

There are no entry requirements, this short course is aimed at both beginners and those wanting to refresh and build on their skills.

Resources required

Materials List required for the first class

  • One Bag of throwing clay
    • Keane’s White Raku or Walker’s School blend these are the best clays to learn to throw with, alternative if above is not available: Keane’s 33, PB103 or any stoneware throwing clay
  • P3 mask – student to provide for glazing. (Disposable type is fine)

If possible please bring the following tools

  • Cutting wire (or fishing line or trace with buttons tied on each end)
  • Large car sponge or similar for cleaning wheels and tables
  • Lidded bucket
  • Potters needle (or darning needle in an old wine cork)
  • Towel
  • Small container to hold water on the wheel
  • Notebook and pen

NOTE: Covered shoes must be worn at all times in the studio. We also suggest you wear old clothes and an apron.

Each student must provide a lidded bucket to carry clay slops home and be responsible for recycling their own clay.

Clay is available from:

  • Oxlades Newell Street, 40546555, cairns@oxlades.com.au. Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Cairns Potters Club, 28a Grove Street, http://www.cairnspottersclub.net

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Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland