Re-enrolling Students

Currently enrolled students should refer to the message board at Made in Clay for specific dates and procedures regarding enrolment.

As a general guide, you will have one week at the end of term before enrolments are made available on line to the general public, at which time, it is first come first served. So to ensure you get the class time you want get onto Cathy no later than the end of term.

Book now
Classes are filling fast. Please call Cathy 0427 449 334 to reserve your place. Or book online below:
BOOK NOW – CLASSES START 16 OCTOBER

Hand Building

Course information

Ideal for those who have had little or no experience working with clay and returning students who have a project in mind they’d like to work on.

2 hours per week for six weeks $255

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Book now
Classes are filling fast. Please call Cathy 0427 449 334 to reserve your place. Or book online below:
BOOK NOW – CLASSES START 16 OCTOBER

What you will learn?
• The basics of working with clay including clay types and preparation
• Pinching and coiling techniques
• How to make press moulded vessels
• Slab building and decorative techniques
• The opportunity to work on your own project

What you end up with?
• An understanding of the fundamentals of clay and pottery hand building techniques
• Finished work to take home
• A great experience

What’s included in the fee?
• Out of class studio access to work independently (see Studio Access for details)
• Student clay and glazes
• Access to pottery books and magazines to read, tea and coffee
• Students who re-enrol prior to the end of term will maintain Studio Access between terms.

Equipment, tools & firing
• Bring your own pottery tools or buy a set at the school for $15
• Bring, your own towel and apron/oversized shirt to class
• $10 kg for two firings and use of student glaze. There is generally a minimum charge of $2 per item. Small, light weight items such as beads buttons and pendants are costed on a case by case basis subject to size and numbers.

Uncollected Work

Please collect your finished work promptly. After 90 days uncollected work will be donated to charity.

Wheel Throwing

Course information

This is a mixed ability class, so those who have had little or no experience working with a pottery wheel will get the help they need, whilst more advanced throwers can progress at their own pace with individualised help.

2 hours per week for six weeks $255

Book now
Classes are filling fast. Please call Cathy 0427 449 334 to reserve your place. Or book online below:
BOOK NOW – CLASSES START 16 OCTOBER

What you will learn?
• How to centre clay
• How to make a bowl and cylinder
• How to glaze

What you end up with?
• Experience in the use of the potter’s wheel
• Finished work to take home
• A great experience

What’s included in the fee?
• Use of allocated pottery wheel
• Out of class Studio Access to work independently (see Studio Access for details)
•Unlimited use of school clay and glazes
• Access to pottery books and magazines, tea and coffee.
• Students who re-enrol prior to the end of term maintain Studio Access between terms.

Equipment, tools & firing
• Bring your own pottery tools or buy a set at the school for $15
• Bring, your own towel and apron/oversized shirt to class.
• $10 kg for two firings and use of student glaze. There is generally a minimum charge of $2 per item. Small, light weight items such as beads buttons and pendants are costed on a case by case basis subject to size and numbers.

Uncollected Work

Please collect your finished work promptly. After 90 days uncollected work will be donated to charity.

Visiting Friend or Relative Guest Pass

Currently enrolled students and members can invite visiting friends or relatives to join them during studio access.

  • $50 per 2-hour access session or
  • $180 for 6 x 2 hour guest passes
  • Firing at regular discounted student and member rate
  • Passes can be shared between visiting friends and relatives
  • Guests are the responsibility of host student or member

Cathy Oddie Ceramic artist

Cathy Oddie, co-founder of Made in Clay, is a master potter with over 30 years’ experience as a commercial potter. While Cathy has experimented with many aspects of clay work her specialties are wheel throwing and decorating.

Cathy is Made in Clay’s Creative Director and her partner Paul is the Commercial Director and general dogs body. He also dabbles in pottery.

Terms and Conditions

Payment
Unless otherwise agreed, full payment must be made prior to commencement of the first class.

Cancellation Fees
If you cancel a booking we need to charge a cancellation fee to cover our administrative costs and potential loss of revenue.
Cancellations more than 10 days prior to the commencement of 6 week courses attract a $50 cancellation fee.
Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the commencement of a 6 week course are 100% non-refundable.
A $20 cancellation fee applies to all other bookable classes.
Bookings can be transferred without charge to a friend.
In exceptional circumstances, Made in Clay may at its absolute discretion waive or change these cancellation fees.

Class Cancellations
Made in Clay reserves the right to cancel classes with less than 6 bookings. If this happens, you will be notified at least 72 hours prior to the class and receive a full refund.

Absences
If you are unable to attend a class for any reason, we will, where possible, try put you in another class to make up for the one you miss. Alternatively, we will give you two hours of free Studio Access to make up for the class you missed.
Arrangements for absences greater than one per term is at the absolute discretion of Made in Clay.
Absences cannot be carried from one term to another.

Studio Access
Payment for Studio Access is required at the beginning of each session. Students are required to clean up thoroughly after each session. Studio Access is for self-directed practice and does not include any tuition.

Firing
Students are responsible for ensuring firing is paid for prior to firing. Sometimes things can go wrong in the kiln, hence successful firing is not guaranteed.

Uncollected Work

Please collect your finished work promptly. After 90 days uncollected work will be donated to charity.

Photographs
From time to time, we use photographs of our students and their work for our website so others can see what our classes look like. We’ll never use your name without your consent and you can ask to have your image removed at any time. Please let us know if you do not want you or your work used in this way.

General
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all, admission to courses and workshops is subject to Made in Clay’s assessment of applicant’s ability to achieve intended course outcomes whilst contributing to a safe and enjoyable environment. All participants are required to behave in a manner which is conducive to a safe and enjoyable environment.

Of particular importance is respect for other student’s “personal space”. In the unlikely event any bodies safety or enjoyment is compromised, the person concerned may be asked to leave until and unless they are able to behave in a manner which respects other student’s safety and enjoyment.

Determination of appropriate behaviour is at the absolute discretion of Made in Clay.