Slow Clay Centre Open Studio is an opportunity for visitors to get their hands in clay! You are invited to drop-in anytime over the weekend, 10am - 4pm, to spin the pottery wheel and contribute to our community sculpture. The activities will provide you with an introduction to our unique Slow Clay methods and to feel the therapeutic power of clay. Our experienced teachers will provide guidance and demonstrations throughout each day and information about all our weekly classes and events within a welcoming atmosphere of community. Slow Clay Centre (recently voted the number 1 ceramic school in Melbourne by Time Out) is a ceramics education centre based in Collingwood, Melbourne. We offer a developmental pathway and a philosophy of open-ended enquiry. Our teachers are exhibiting ceramic artists and experienced teachers with a passion for education. A wide range of exciting courses and workshops are offered for all levels. Our methods for teaching the wheel are unique and inspired by Japanese techniques which embrace the importance of posture, are gentle on the body and are energy efficient. Year round we cater for all levels, including a mentoring program. Many students return regularly for our specialist guest artist workshops with leading visiting artists. We hope to see you during the Open Weekend!