Got a passion for pottery? Then stop what you’re doing and read on.
Learn, make and fire ceramics this autumn in Ballarat during a series of workshops and masterclasses as part of the Ballarat Ceramic Heart Program.
In a rare chance to access one of the region’s premier ceramic studios (which also happens to be located inside a historic old gaol), program participants will be able to use state-of-the-art kilns, pottery wheels, glazing stations and workspaces.
Designed for the interested ceramicist, practicing artist and casual observer, the full-day Masterclass Series gives participants hands-on opportunities and plenty of time to ask questions.
For budding makers keen to make their own ceramics pieces at home – but who do not have their own kiln – access to firing services will also be available.
Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney said the program was designed to create opportunities for people of all demographics to enjoy and participate in Ballarat’s artistic offerings.
“This program is a wonderful way to introduce ceramics to anyone interested in learning more – either as a novice, a practitioner or just someone with a desire to know more about the craft,” he said.
The Ballarat Ceramic Heart Program is a collaboration between the City of Ballarat and Federation University, with support from Creative Victoria.