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Animal Sculpture for the Garden - Carol McGilvery

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Central Coast Potters Society

10a Russell Drysdale Street

East Gosford, NSW 2250

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Animal Sculpture for the Garden

Carol McGilvery

Term 2 - 8 week course - 29 April to 17 June

Mondays - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Minimum 5 / maximum 10 students per course


Join in an adventure into sculptural ceramics to create a fabulous feature vessel for your garden inspired by your favourite animal - cow, sheep, koala or octopus.

During this eight week course you will design your own sculptural vessel that will act as a plant holder as well. By developing hand building skills with slab and coil building techniques, as well as high and low relief decoration, you will construct your garden animal. Learn to apply engobe, underglaze, oxide, tissue transfers and glazes.

Your creation will be photographed in the last lesson.


On completing this course, students will have developed skills in:

  • using elements and principles of design to design a garden sculpture;

  • understanding the qualities of Keane Ceramics Special K clay;

  • making a pinch pot;

  • rolling a slab and making a cylinder;

  • creating a strong and aesthetically pleasing, coiled vessel;

  • piercing and carving clay;

  • being creative with and applying high and low relief decoration;

  • creating textured surfaces;

  • testing and applying surface treatments, with an emphasis on colour theory;

  • basic kiln & firing knowledge.

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Central Coast Potters Society

10a Russell Drysdale Street

East Gosford, NSW 2250

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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