Slow Clay Pottery classes are underpinned by the ergonomically sound and ageless Japanese techniques of wheel throwing.
Eight week courses are offered in Melbourne, Australia four times per year. They are an ideal way to learn wheel-thrown ceramics as it is ergonomically sound and the clay is soft. Using soft clay students come to know the 'power of slow', which means that movements are planned to be economical whilst having the most effect. Beginners start with a formal structure and gradually move to more self-directed learning as their skills permit. More advanced students may come with particular forms they wish to explore or they may choose to have a program tailor-made according to their needs or interests. European techniques are introduced to students when appropriate. There will be opportunities to explore off-wheel techniques also. Students have differing needs and, once enrolled, each student has ongoing priority of their place to continue for as long as they wish. Some students come to de-stress and make it part of their lives, others to gain skills to lead to a career or develop a folio for tertiary study, while others just want to have a go. Class sizes are strictly limited and enable one-to-one teaching.