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  • Anchor Ceramics Studio 84 Newlands Road Coburg North, VIC, 3058 Australia (map)

An inspiring demonstration based workshop with Master Potter, Michael Skewes focusing on wheel thrown flatware hosted by Anchor Ceramics.

Michael Skewes is a highly respected and experienced potter and educator. He designs and creates handmade ceramics, architectural pieces and bespoke dinnerware from his tranquil bushland studio, Michael Skewes Pottery in Melbourne, Australia.

With over 30 years’ experience, Michael continues to be challenged by clay as an expressive material. He makes highly resolved forms that are consistent with his intentions and that communicate on sensory and technical levels.

This is an authentic opportunity to see one of Australia’s most experienced potters in action on the wheel. In this full day class, Michael will share his professional knowledge in production pottery and offer advice on producing consistent flatware across a range of sizes and thicknesses, from small plates to the very large.

You will see Michael demonstrate how to plan, set up, throw and trim symmetrical, asymmetrical and altered flatware on the wheel. He will demonstrate repetition throwing to produce a consistent flatware series. Michael will discuss approaches to glazing and firing considerations. Michael is open to all your making questions and is keen for a lively dialogue and exchange throughout the day.The master class is suited to those interested in extending their knowledge and understanding of wheel based methods and approaches to making production level ceramic flatware.

Venue: Anchor Ceramics Studio
Address: 1/84 Newlands Road, Reservoir VIC 3073
Date and time: Saturday 8 April, 10.00am-4.00pm
Price: $280
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