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The art of doing less accomplishing more

John Payne, guest artist from Bingie Pottery, shares his techniques for making multiples in pottery!

  • Starts 23 Mar
  • From 195 Australian dollars
  • Soul Clay Studios

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Service Description

The art of doing less and accomplishing more – John Payne This workshop is not suited to beginners, there is an expectation that participants have an intermediate to advanced competence in wheelthrowing and are looking to push their wheelthrowing to the next level by 'doing less and accomplishing more.' Join us for a whole day of demonstrations and hands-on wheelthrowing learning to centre multiples on the wheel. John will demonstrate the unique techniques he uses to production throw mugs, plates or bowls with minimal impact on the body. John will work with participants to teach you how to throw large plates and platters to minimise s cracks and other flaws & throw repeated mug shapes or bowls. This workshop runs from 10am - 4pm (6 hours) * Please note there is a drop down menu to select one of two price options. The studio member price is $195 (if you currently attend the studio and pay membership fees choose this option) and regular ticket price is $285. (everyone else) The price includes demonstrations, tuition, clay to use on the day, bisque firing of up to 10 vessels per person, (each vessel should be no larger than 40cm diameter or height) light lunch, tea/coffee and afternoon tea. About the artist "John Payne's love of ceramics began when he was 13. He had a neighbour, Gillian Grigg who was a teacher at East Sydney Tech and she imparted much of her knowledge to John, which later became the foundation of his practice today. John's parents wanted him to have a trade so John became a fitter and turner and he practiced in this employment for 6 years. During this time he kept pottery as a hobby but it became quite evident to him that ceramics was where his heart lay. John then made the decision to pursue his passion and practice pottery full time. He set up a workshop in an old disused chook shed at Orange Farm in Albion Park. John moved to Robertson in the Southern Highlands and set up the Robertson Pottery Shop. It was in this business that he produced mainly domestic ware and terracotta pots and he stayed there for 18 years. John's subsequent move to Bingie on the South Coast brought about the birth of a very new and exciting approach to ceramics for John and the beginning of his venture into crystalline pots." From Australian Potters' Marks:

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Contact Details

  • 51 Rowlins Road, Gerringong NSW, Australia


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