CCPS COURSE IN CLAY Term 3 2022 Wheel Throwing - Tuesdays 6.30 - 9 pm

CCPS COURSE IN CLAY Term 3 2022 Wheel Throwing - Tuesdays 6.30 - 9 pm

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Central Coast Potters Society

10a Russell Drysdale Street

East Gosford, NSW 2250


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Wheel Throwing- Beginners to Intermediate with Razma Kradzins. Tuesdays for 8 weeks.

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Wheel Throwing - Beginners to Intermediate with Rasma Kradzins

8 week course - Tuesdays - 6.30 pm - 9 pm

Commencing 26 July 2022

Cost - $320

Minimum 7/ maximum 10 students per course

Please read the CCPS Cancellation Policy carefully, prior to making your booking - also in FAQs below.

Please note currently anyone attending the CC Potters Workshop must be fully-vaccinated. Evidence of this must be presented at the first class.


I have a degree in Fine Art, completing 5 years of full-time study at The National Art School, Sydney in 1978. This is where I met and fell in love with clay! I also attended the Ivan Englund Pottery School workshop in Sydney at that time.

I am a current CCPS member. I have my own kiln and have experience in successfully glazing, packing and firing ceramic pieces.

I have a strong community spirit and aim to provide all students with the opportunity to increase their ceramic knowledge, experience and skills, in a safe, cooperative, respectful and caring learning environment.


In this class, you will learn the fundamental techniques of throwing clay on a wheel, by wedging, centring, opening out, pulling up and forming a basic cylinder. You will also learn how to turn or finish the base of a leather hard pot.

Opportunities to decorate, underglaze, slip trail and apply glazes to your bisque fired work will also be given.


Week 1 W H S / COVID-19/ CCPS Rules / Emergency procedure & assembly area

  • Refer to documents emailed to students
  • Distribution of equipment and materials
  • Demonstrate and students practise centring 300 -500 g clay, and pulling up walls.
  • Demonstration: the effects of earthenware in a stoneware firing; how to through a cylinder.

Week 2

  • Demonstration and students practise centring 450g clay, pulling up walls to make a cylinder.

Week 3

  • Demonstration and students practise centring 450g clay, pulling up walls to make a cylinder and turning a foot on a leather hard pot.

Week 4

  • Adding texture to a wheel thrown cylinder and turning a foot on a leather hard pot.

Week 5

  • Demonstration of how to alter the shape of the cylinder by tapering in slightly and then creating a slightly flared top. This could become a vase, jug or a drinking tumbler. Maybe pull a handle, if there is interest.
  • Explore underglaze, sgraffitto and slip trail.

Week 6 - Last wet clay work

  • Students complete pieces – turning, trimming, decorating
  • Hand build a small pot with remaining clay
  • All work to be completed tonight.

Week 7 - Glazing

  • Glazing all bisque work

Week 8 - Glazing

  • Glazing and pick up
  • Review and discuss collection of works


On completing this course, students will have been given opportunities to and have developed skills in:

• Wedging a piece of clay;

• Centring a piece of clay;

• Creating a basic cylinder;

• Making cylinders in a consistent size to create a uniform set;

• a range of additional skills associated with each student’s individual project;

• applying under-glaze and glaze;

• basic slip trailing;

• carving/sgraffito;

• basic kiln & firing knowledge.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of on and off-street parking. However, we are located near several schools and when they have events, there can sometimes be difficulty finding a park close by. Please ensure you park legally to avoid a Council parking infringement.

What can I bring into the event?

Please refer to the list in your welcome email.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any queries, please contact the Education Manager via

What's the cancellation policy?


Central Coast Potters Society (CCPS) courses are subject to the CCPS Cancellation Policy.

Read the CCPS Cancellation Policy carefully, prior to making your booking.

When booking and paying for a course with CCPS, please consider the following:

  1. It takes considerable preparation and organisation by unpaid CCPS volunteers, to present course options and process payments. Choose carefully;

  2. Bookings are final and non-transferable to other dates;

  3. Cancellations made up to 7 days prior to a course commencing can be made through Eventbrite by the attendee;

  4. Cancellations made up to 4 days prior to a course commencing must be made by contacting the Education Manager via An administration charge of $60 will apply in this instance;

  5. Cancellations made less than 4 days prior to a course commencing are non-refundable, unless another attendee can take your place;

  6. Bookings may be transferred to a friend. It is your responsibility to transfer funds between yourself and your friend. Notify the Education Manager of this change via, with the new attendee’s name, email address and phone number;

  7. Partial or full non-attendance at a course will result in forfeiture of fees paid.

While CCPS recognises there are occasions when cancellation is unavoidable, requests for a full refund will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The CCPS Management Committee may consider a written appeal where extenuating circumstances exist. Such an appeal must be addressed to the Education Manager via

If CCPS must cancel a course, or move a course date, we will endeavour to notify enrolled attendees a minimum of 24 hours prior to the course commencing. Attendees affected will have the option of booking into a different course (course fees may vary), or a full refund.

Before committing to attend a course, CCPS requests that members & non-members carefully consider their commitment to attend.

CCPS Management Committee

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need it. We will have all the details.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your contact details. Please email the Education Manager via

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes, please refer to the CCPS Cancellation Policy above.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

We would prefer you provide us with the correct attendee details.

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