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Classes

Classes run by our experienced tutors are continuing at various venues throughout the city. Topics covered depend on the particular class, but generally include:

 
  • Handbuilding

  • Throwing on the wheel

  • Decorating

  • Glazing

  • Firing Techniques

  • Structure & Form

2013
Day/Class Time Tutor Venue

Monday
Beginners to Advanced


7:00 pm – 9:00pm


Shona Clarkson


Tutor’s studio,
Mairehau

Tuesday
Beginners to Advanced

7:00 pm – 9:00pm

Shona Clarkson

Tutor’s studio, Mairehau
  To enquire and enrol

To enrol phone Shona on (03) 385-9821

If you phone or email you will still need to complete an application form before commencing classes.

  Tutors Introducing the tutors & samples of their work
 


Frederika Ernsten

Frederika started pottery in 1964. She has been a teacher for the last 35 years and has a wide range of knowledge about most aspects of pottery. Her main interest is wheel pottery, form, finish, firing and function are the most important aspect of her teaching.
To visit Frederika's webpage Click Here

 



Shona Clarkson
Shona has have been potting for over 25 yrs having started in Dunedin and attending the Otago Polytechnic School of Art where she received a Diploma of Ceramic Art in 1990. Since moving to Christchurch Shona has been teaching pottery.
She enjoys working in her home studio always playing and experimenting. Her work has moved from wheel thrown work to hand building. Shona says “I like the freedom to use the clay as a canvas to make marks by stamping, embossing, printing and then shape it into what ever is the project of that time, there will never be enough time to complete my present and future works.”
Click Here to visit Shona's webpage

 



Renate Galetzka
Originally an educator from Germany, I discovered pottery in a hobby class in Christchurch in the mid nineties. Feeling passionately drawn towards it, I soon attended every workshop, class and demonstration I could get my fingers on. I am a student of Frederika Ernsten who I did extensive work experience with.
From 2000 to 2003 my family and I lived in Switzerland where I did a traditional apprenticeship, which gave me a trade certificate as a potter. Now I live and work in Christchurch.

 

Geneviève Forrester
I am a Belgian national, originally trained as a scientist and a teacher. I had a first encounter with pottery when, as a young adult, I got interested in the work of a Belgian ceramist, who was close friend of my parents. When my family moved to Christchurch in 2003, I finally realised my long waited dream to join a pottery class and learn more about the craft. I like hand built natural organic forms and animals, but I also throw traditional functional ware on the wheel. Also, when I learn something that I am really passionate about, I like to share it and pass it on for others to enjoy.


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