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Advance your wheel work skills with Eloise as she progresses you to larger vessels using more technique and skill for results.

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Food in a bowl; it’s right on trend and that’s because food just tastes better in a bowl! Come and make six, one of a kind bowls to pop your overnight oats, poached pears or sassy summer salads in. Roll, cut, make, decorate… and they are ready for firing and glazing. Eloise will guide you through the hand-building process, teaching you tips and tricks to help you and your bowls shine!

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If you’re new to cast glass or you've had some experience then you've probably fallen in love with it... this is the opportunity you need. Design and create your own pieces from the beginning. Learn skills and techniques to make glass objects using wax models, silicon mould making and kiln mould-making. This course is so much fun you will be addicted to glass once you've attended.

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A small cast glass bowl is such a simple form but how beautiful they are. In this workshop learn wax making techniques used particularly in making bowls then carve a pattern on the inside or outside or add relief to the surface to make your own beautiful unique piece to treasure. Participants must have attended an introduction workshop previously before joining this workshop.

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This is an introductory ‘mini workshop’ on the wonderful creative world of cast glass. You will learn all the processes involved in making glass objects and make your own beautiful crystal glass bird or seashell to take home for your window ledge. You will be ‘hooked’ on glass after coming to this workshop. Enjoy learning and making something new.

 

 

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What better pieces of art to have than those you make yourself and wear with pride around your neck. In this workshop you will make different shaped ceramic pieces which will end up being both simple and colourful. Once fired and glazed you can combine and create your own unique pieces of jewellery.

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Talented local potter, Raewyn, teaches coiling & slab building; pinch pots; working with moulds & experimenting with different styles, textures and finishes. Create sculptural pieces or useful domestic ware. (Wheels are available). Fees cover material for an initial piece. More clay can be bought later in class.

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During this workshop you will learn about the practices associated with Maori art, creating your own contemporary Toki bone carving, complete with binding and adjustable cord. You will be introduced to a massive new technical skill set through a design process that uses grinders, drills, wet and dry sanding and polishing tools. You will also learn binding and lashing traditions used throughout Polynesia.

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This introduction to the fascinating and beautiful art of glass fusing will teach you how to safely cut glass and then, using hot glass and diachroic glass, make jewellery of your own design. If there is time, we will also create a unique coaster for your cuppa or glass of tipple. All materials and tools are provided.

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Simon draws on more than 30 years experience to help beginners with the basic construction of plain rings, stone-set rings, pendants and earrings and extends advanced students' knowledge of design and construction. Beginner's starter pack costs $55.  More silver, gold and stones can be purchased later.

 

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Exclusive offer; four wheels, four participants, four sessions! Learning to throw pots is immensely satisfying. In this course learn clay preparation and wedging then move straight into centering clay, throwing basic cylinders and different forms.

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The softstone method is easy to learn. Work as the block hardens and complete a sculpture in one rewarding day. First timers and experienced artists love it! Create a simple but beautiful garden sculpture to keep or give to that someone special. Christmas is coming!

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The soft stone method is easy to learn. Work as the block hardens and complete a sculpture in one rewarding day. First timers and experienced artists love it! Create a simple but beautiful garden sculpture to keep or give to that someone special.

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Learn or develop your knowledge of the basics, from copper foil to lead lighting, while you work on your own stained glass project. Beginners are taught glass cutting techniques while making fantastic objects. Materials and equipment costs vary. Beginners buy a $15 starter pack on the first night.

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