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WORKSHOP | Intro to Wheel Throwing with Stephanie Outridge Field | 1 Jul 2023

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Event description

When: Saturday, 1 Jul 2023

Time: 10am - 12pm

WhereMelbourne Street Studio: 170 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane 4101

Cost: $95 per person, limited to 10 places

Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and those wanting to extend their prior wheel throwing experience

Tickets: Click on the orange 'Get Tickets' button either on the top right or bottom of the event page on your device to buy your ticket.  

About the workshop: 

Have you ever wanted to try the pottery wheel, to see what all of the hype is about, but haven't gotten around to it yet? In this one-off workshop, our master ceramicist Stephanie Outridge Field will show you all you need to know to get you started on your ceramics journey. Your instructor will start off with demonstrations on how to work the clay and prepare it for the wheel, then it's time to try the techniques yourself! Stephanie will be there to guide, demonstrate and walk you through the process. You will be able to practice your newly learned skills throughout the class and choose 2 vessels to take to the next stage of kiln firing.

This one-off class is a perfect taste tester to get you started on your ceramics journey and essential for our Casual Wheel Hire sessions, if you'd like to come back and practice your new found skill. As clay can take multiple days to dry (depending on the thickness of the work and humidity levels), we will finish off your works the following week and fire the pieces once they're completely dry.

We have a range of dates available for Term 2, so choose your preferred date, book in a friend, workmate or your partner and make some memories while learning a new skill!

Included in workshop ticket:

  • Learning new skills including: clay prep, hand wedging, centering, pulling up walls and shaping vessel forms
  • All tools necessary
  • Light refreshments
  • Works finished by staff once dry
  • Firing of works by artisan's experienced kiln technician
  • Two finished creations ready for pick up 3-4 weeks after the workshop

What to bring:

  • Closed in shoes
  • Clothes that can get messy or your own apron
  • An old towel to place over your lap (we highly recommend this)
  • A willingness to learn a new skill
  • Your imagination and curiosity!

Optional extras
If you would like to take your works to the next level once they're been fired and apply glazes to complete your works and make them food-safe, we have Casual Glazing sessions for you to book into - follow the link to see available dates.

About the facilitator: 

Stephanie Outridge Field is a ceramic and multimedia artist with over thirty years professional studio and exhibition practice ranging from commissioned design development to the creation of large-scale sculptural statements for installation in major commercial and public precincts.

Stephanie has been working in the contemporary ceramics field for over 30 years. Since graduating with both undergraduate and post graduate degrees from Sydney College of the Arts in 1980 she has been committed to her ceramics practice by exhibiting in both group and solo shows in Australia and New Zealand. She has established a community ceramics workshop designing and fabricating public ceramics for corporate and government clients; been proactive in ceramics education and training in Qld and been a contributing writer to national and international publications.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached - this decision is made between 2-7 days before the workshop date so don't delay in buying your ticket! In the event of the workshop being cancelled by artisan, participants will be refunded in full and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator. Bookings cancelled up to two weeks prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted. Bookings cancelled within two weeks of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded. Refunds are to be processed by the attendee through Humanitix.

Workshop Transfer Policy:

You may transfer your booking into an alternative workshop up to two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. Any difference in cost will be charged accordingly. Please endeavour to complete any transfers at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

You are also welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement 24 hours prior to the workshop in writing to

COVID-Safe Policy:

Please be assured artisan has well considered COVID-safe protocols regarding our workshop programming. You will be offered socially distanced seating, access to your own PPE sanitation options at your workspace, and a large extremely well-ventilated workshop venue.

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event