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Ceramics Workshop: Hand-built Homewares

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Learn hand-building techniques to create your own functional homewares in this two-day ceramics course for adults. With a focus on building mugs and plates in the first week, the second week will explore decorating and glazing processes to finish your pieces for use at home. This class is a great introduction to the principles of hand-building and a perfect refresher for those with some previous experience.


Two Day Course:

Workshop 1: Saturday 13th April, 10am - 1pm

Workshop 2: Saturday 20th April, 10am - 1pm

  • Cost: $100 (includes all materials, glazes and firing)
  • Small class-size, strictly limited to 6 participants. No refunds or make-up classes.
  • Please BYO aprons and closed-toe, non-slip shoes.



Madeleine Thornton-Smith has a background in painting and ceramics. Having moved from a primarily image-based practice to object-based, she is interested in the tension between these two forms of artmaking. Recently she has been challenging traditional archetypes of the vessel, pedestal and canvas by subverting the idea of the “support” in contemporary art. In 2017 Madeleine achieved First-Class Honours in Object-Based Practice (Ceramics) at RMIT. She has exhibited in various galleries throughout Melbourne, including Blindside, Seventh, Lamington Drive and Craft Victoria. 


Image courtesy of Madeleine Thornton-Smith.





This course is run over two workshops:
Workshop 1: Saturday 13th April, 10am – 1pm
Workshop 2: Saturday 20th April, 10am – 1pm


Ceramic Studio, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin

979-985 Nepean Hwy,


3 hours per workshop


One-price: $100 | Covers both workshop dates | includes materials, glazes and firings

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