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Sun, Nov 10


Jack’s Magazine


Pick + Mix a course in clay! Choose all five for a comprehensive foundation to hand-building, or select classes to build your own skill-set.

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Time & Location

Nov 10, 2019, 8:44 AM – 8:59 AM

Jack’s Magazine, B.240, via Magazine Way, Maribyrnong VIC 3032, Australia


About The Event

Learn clay hand-building techniques in a relaxed studio environment. Over 5 weeks you will learn about clay types and applications, methods of forming including pinching, coiling, slab-building, kurinuki (carving) - to create a series of objects that are fired and functional. Suitable for beginners or those looking to develop their skills. Starts Wednesday 6 November and runs weekly until 4 December.

Week 1 : Pinch [6 Nov]

Week 2 : Coil [13 Nov]

Week 3 : Slab [20 Nov]

Week 4 : Kurinuki (carve) [27 Nov]

Week 5 : Glaze + Fire [4 Dec]

Note: work from weeks 1-4 will be bisque fired in preparation for glazing in week 5

BYO towel/apron

About the tutor:

Sachiko Mardon discovered the medium of ceramics (via mould-making and slip-casting) while studying for a  Bachelor of Industrial Design (Hons. RMIT), and later completed a Master of Fine Arts (Ceramics: UTAS). She recently established Piecework Projects studio at Jack’s Magazine, offering makers space to develop their ceramics practice at all levels. Sachiko also teaches hand-building at the Incinerator Gallery and Connie Lichti Ceramics. 


  • Week 2 : COIL

    Date: Wednesday 13 November Time: 6-8pm COIL: Coils can be hand formed or extruded, and the technique of coiling lends itself to making (infinitely) larger objects!

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  • Week 3 : SLAB

    Date: Wednesday 20 November Time: 6-8pm SLAB: Slabs are rolled sheets of clay, which can then be cut to size and constructed into 3-dimensional objects. Learn about soft-slabs, hard-slabs and their various applications. This is a great technique to introduce texture!

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  • Week 4 : KURINUKI

    Date: Wednesday 27 November Time: 6-8pm KURINUKI: Kurinuki is a technique where an object is carved from a solid block of clay. It differs from other techniques as it is reductive rather than additive.

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  • Week 5 : GLAZE + FIRE

    Date: Wednesday 4 December Time: 6-8pmGLAZE + FIRE: Work completed in previous weeks will be bisque fired and ready for glazing. In this class you will learn application techniques, preparing your pieces for firing, and a brief intro to kilns and loading. This step is essential to complete the process and make your pieces functional!

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