workshops are a range of one or two day intense masterclasses and courses where Pop Up Pottery and your pottery group or organisation. I have conducted these workshops for many years across NSW and Qld to individuals, schools and pottery groups and can tailor workshops to suit your needs. I come to you
As a general rule, a full day workshop is approximately $600 plus travel and accommodation (if applicable) for a group with a maximum of 12-15 students.
You can choose from:
basic hand building
Explore slab, coil and pinch pot construction. In a one day workshop we will create various pots that can be bisqued and glazed and ready to use as bowls, plates , planters or sculptures
mosaic and tile-making
Nicci has an unusual method of creating mosaics – a design is created on paper and a template made to cut soft clay into tiles around the design. The tiles are decorated and, once fired and glazed can be put together in place and glued onto a board, a concrete form or table top and grouted.
ceramic surface treatment
There are infinite ways to decorate the clay surface. It can be done when the clay is soft, leather hard or bone dry. It can be changed once a pot is bisque, it can be glazed and it can have decoration added after the glaze firing. This workshop looks at various decoration methods to apply to clay from the raw surface to onglaze methods. Attendees are invited to bring along greenware to experiment on: with the underglaze colours, water etching, tissue transfers, sgraffito and carving. We also make new pieces to play with surface treatments on leather hard clay like sprigging, stamping, inlay, applying slip and impressions with texture. Many of these techniques are more successful with good planning, and Nicci would suggest bringing along a visual art diary as a valuable tool for creating, recording and planning.
If you are interested in finding out more, please complete the form on the POTTERY WORKSHOPS page