Do you want to create your own individual style? Where wheel throwing is limited to moderately sized cylindrical pieces, with hand-building the possibilities are endless! If you are feeling constrained by the wheel and want to step beyond symmetry or are looking to work on a larger scale this is the class for you. Our intermediate ceramic hand-building class is perfect for anyone who has mastered the building basics and is ready for a new challenge!
We’ll show you how to create larger and more complex pieces by expanding on the skills you’ve already learnt. The focus will be on building skill rather than producing objects. We’ll investigate different approaches to clay using advanced hand-building and sculptural techniques that will challenge you to create unique and different forms. With only six students per class, there’s plenty of opportunity to ask questions, get help and inspiration from Xavier. It’s time to get creative!
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ABOUT THE TEACHER
Xavier Modoux is a Swiss-trained ceramicist with eight years of formal training, covering all aspect of ceramic production. Commencing his studies at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Geneva and then the Haute Ecole des Arts Appliquées, Xavier went on to become the inaugural studio director and technical advisor for the Ateliers Céramique in Carouge. During this time, he worked with renowned international artists and the triennial festival, Parcours Céramique.
Xavier has exhibited in Europe, Asia and Australia since 1998 and immigrated to Australia in 2002.
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Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates – which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
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