Classes and Workshops

I have been teaching handbuilding techniques for beginners and more advanced students since 2010, mostly in Castlemaine and Bendigo (Victoria, Australia). I am very excited to now bring these skills to the Northern Territory!Vanhees_students Castlemaine


Exploring Decorative Techniques in Ceramics

This 5-week course aims to introduce students to simple decorative techniques including making and applying slips, the use of oxides, carving, texturing, sgraffito and resist techniques. Students will also be introduced to slab building and pinching techniques in order to create the forms to be decorated. The effects of the decorative techniques will be explored in firings to earthenware (and where possible mid-fire) temperatures.

This course is suitable for those who have some skills in ceramic hand building techniques but can be adapted to beginners and more experienced students as well.

While the applied techniques will be simple, by the end of this course students will be ready to independently further explore their preferred techniques in more complex applications.

Where: Central Craft Pottery Studio, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Larapinta Drive Alice Springs
Dates: 30 October  + 6, 13, 20 & 27 November 2021
Time: 10am-1pm
Cost:    $310 for 5 sessions

All materials provided.

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