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Centre for Learning And Design (CLAD) at Bendigo Pottery

Pottery Classes Term 1

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

This 6 week course will provide the foundations for working on the potter's wheel. Students will learn about the properties of clay, how clay is processed, preparation of clay through wedging, centring the clay on the wheel, techniques for creating a range of shapes from upright to open bowls, and follow up trimming.

Thursday 6th February, 2020 to Thursday 12 March, 2020.     6.00pm - 8.30pm each week

Maximum 8 students per class

Cost is $375, payable on booking

Call Bendigo Pottery on 5448 4404 to book your place.

Wheel Throwing Extended

This 6 week course will provide an opportunity for those who have completed a Term with CLAD or elsewhere, to extend your skills. Students will explore designs and techniques with Dr Damon Moon, creative director of CLAD. 

Wednesday 5th February, 2020 to Wednesday 11 March, 2020.     6.00pm - 8.30pm each week

Maximum 8 students per class

Cost is $375, payable on booking

Call Bendigo Pottery on 5448 4404 to book your place.

About CLAD

CLAD, the Bendigo Pottery Centre for Learning and Design, is a large, fully equipped ceramic studio sitting within Bendigo Pottery’s extensive manufacturing facility.   Under the guidance of Creative Director Dr Damon Moon, CLAD is dedicated to developing the careers of emerging potters and ceramic artists through mentorship, skills development and a comprehensive network of connections within the art and design industries.

CLAD offers the following opportunities for ceramic practitioners of all skill levels:

  • Regular short courses in wheel throwing and other studio techniques for novice to intermediate  levels
  • Master classes with leading national and international practitioners
  • Short and medium term studio residency and visiting internships
  • Industry consultancy to product and interior designers and architects
  • Research and  advocacy
  • A one year full time Studio Development Program for potters, designers and ceramic artists to develop their skill level, create new bodies of work or transition into professional practice.

CLAD Facilities:          

Studio facilities include throwing, mould making, slip casting, hand building, jolley, extruding, drying room, glazing, range of electric and gas kilns.

Factory facilities which are available include: jolleys, plate machine, cup machine, bowl machine, and RAM press.


'Design In Clay' Friday 28 June

A one day, intensive workshop for designers interested in working with ceramics, held at CLAD, the Centre for Learning and Design at Bendigo Pottery.

Learn the processes involved in turning clay into objects, including moulding and casting, machine and hand-forming, glazing, drying and firing, decorative techniques and more.

Run by Rod Thomson, owner of Bendigo Pottery, and Dr Damon Moon, Creative Director of CLAD, this one day workshop will tell you everything you wanted to know about clay, and possibly a little extra.

Places limited. Bookings essential. 10am to 5pm. Lunch included. Post workshop discussion in Bendigo.

For inquiries contact clad@bendigopottery.com.au or phone 03 5448 4404.

146 Midland Highway, Epsom
VIC 3551 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 5448 4404
Facsimile: +61 3 5448 4873
Email: info@bendigopottery.com.au

Postal Address : PO Box 30, Epsom Vic 3551 Australia