With a heap of writing experience under his belt, "B Walkin" resides in Brisbane and has published his first book.
Published February 1st 2012
Pottery is something that is somewhat of a forgotten skill; despite the fact that many everyday household items, such as bowls, pots and dishes come out of the potter's kiln. So why not take a course or two to make your own household item?
There are a few places around Brisbane where you can learn how to make some great items using pottery, and some of the most beneficial are listed below.
Georgette's Art pottery classes offer some great tips and techniques on the correct way to go about pottery, right from the moulding of clay to the creation of a work of art (and everything in between). All materials are provided in the class, and the instructor, Georgette, is a Brisbane sculptor who has trained Americans, British and Australians alike. Classes are held every Thursday, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions to choose from. Students are encouraged to sculpt a block of clay into whatever creation they choose. So to enroll in this eight-week course, call 0403128380, and visit the website for more details.
Another place to get your pottery skills is Mudlarks Studio. Since 1997, the courses have been in session; and these pottery courses teach you just how fun pottery can actually be. The basics of handbuilding (coil making and slab rolling) and throwing (making pots on an electric wheel) are taught, among other skills, and there are various classes to choose from; including mudlarking (daytime classes), nightlarking (nighttime classes), throwing (aforementioned), and finally skylarking (a celebration of your work). To get into a class, visit the website or call 3366 3379.
So to learn some new skills and make a thing or two using clay, attend a pottery course of your choice right here in Brisbane.