Term 1 – Introduction to Clay Hand Building (Sat 1.30pm)

Term 1 – Introduction to Clay Hand Building (Sat 1.30pm)

$430.00 inc. GST

Term 1 2023

Lecturer: Sam Gold

Sat 18 Feb – Sat 1 Apr  1.30pm – 4.30pm (Please note: no class on Sat 11 March – Adelaide Cup long weekend)

Level – Beginners

In this beginner course, Sam Gold will lead participates through fundamental ceramic skills. Starting with wedging styles and clay preparations, participants will then work through weekly sessions on slabs and constructions, coiling, working on forms and setting up a studio set-up. All clay will be supplied.

Materials required:

• Roll of masking tape
• Plastic cling wrap
• Black Sharpie pen
• Old newspaper
• Each student to bring a box to take work home in for each class

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For all your material needs and advice, Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912. Email mail@centralartistsupplies.com.au


Sam Gold is a queer non-binary South Australian artist living and working on Kaurna Yerta (the Adelaide Plains). Pinching clay from 2013, Gold turned their hand to further pursue ceramics in earnest in 2016, bringing over a decade of training in Transpersonal Art Therapy (Ikon Institute), Furniture Design (TafeSA) and studies in Contemporary Art (UniSA, ACSA) to the medium. The pinch-style coiled sculptures and vessels, for which Gold has since become known, explore the structural and conceptual capacity and fragility of clay.
Gold is a highly awarded artist. They are the recipient of the Helpmann Academy Grant and Undergraduate Award for Excellence (2019),The Helpmann Creative Investment Fellowship (2021), and the University of South Australia’s Australian Ceramics Council Award (2018) and Merit Award for Academic Excellence (2019). Gold has exhibited extensively throughout South Australia and interstate and notably features in Primavera: Young Australian Artists 2021 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Currently a studio associate at JamFactory, Gold is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.
– Words by Belinda Howden

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