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Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Raku and Stoneware)

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At a glance

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, kiln firing to stoneware hardness and exploring the unpredictable delights of Raku firing? Then come and explore the work of wheel-thrown pottery with this introductory course.

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, potter and teacher Craig Hoy. Be amazed at the unique and spectacular action of Raku firing and create stoneware vessels that are water tight. Perfect for those starting out or wanting to refresh skills.

Potters with introductory skills are welcome to continue in this class, building on their experience and practise.

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

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will 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
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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, Westcourt ph:  40546555, cairns@oxlades.com.au.
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
* Cairns Potters Club, 28a Grove Street, Parramatta Park
web: http://www.cairnspottersclub.net

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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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 will 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