Craft of Clay
Explore the fine art and craft of clay work – making pottery and clay sculpture by hand. Casa d’ Arte is a special place for handbuilders who love to work in clay without needing a wheel.
We discuss suitable clay for projects, surfaces and marks, sculpture, figurative sculpture, sculpt from a life model, functional vessels, glazes and firing, how to topics and expert tips.
The most important element in your time at Casa d’Arte is personal practice.
Sculpture and Figurative Sculpture
Workshops run for eight weeks with students attending 2 ½ hours per week. You can start on any term throughout the year. These workshops are for all skill levels and aim to develop your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of creating sculpture. Those new to sculpture will learn alongside other students and are given personalised attention, learning the basics and colouring to produce their own finished sculpture. More advanced students will develop their techniques and are encouraged to drive their own projects with the guidance of Natalie. Everyone is invited to encounter a unique artistic experience in an inspiring studio space!
Places are limited and a short mentoring session is available with Natalie before the courses start to talk about your ideas/projects and clay.
Studio supplies: Tools, Glazes, Underglazes, Decorative materials. Aprons and firing included. Clay can be purchased at Casa d’ Arte or you can source your own clay.
9.30am to 12.00pm (8 weeks 2.5 hours per week)
Wednesday & Thursdays
6.00pm to 8.30pm (8 weeks 2.5 hours per week)
Cost: $340 (firings, glazes, underglazes, decorative materials and tools included). $25 for a bag of clay - payment can be made in studio, or you can bring your own.
To secure your spot, payment must be made on booking. Once enrolled into a course, you cannot, swap over to another term or refund available. You can have someone else take your spot if you cannot attend the course.
What you need to bring: inspiration drawings/images and clay or you can purchase direct from Natalie at Casa D'Arte.
Artist/Tutor: Natalie Zuchetti
Claire Davenhall substitute
Janine Porter substitute
Book Online Here
Clay and Chardonnay: Winter Warmers
THE FIGURE & INCENSE HOLDER
Cheese and wine nights are great, but when you combine them with learning some fun hands-on skills then it becomes something special. That's why Casa D'Arte hosts wine and cheese ceramic workshops in its studio. Start the workshop enjoying a glass of wine, cheese platter, unwind and get your hands dirty making your own handbuilt mini torso be a female or male and incense holder! Natalie will guide you on hand building techniques, how to manipulate and join clay to ensure success. Your figure and incense holder will be fired and returned to you in a gorgeous Speckled White Glaze or leave it unglazed (option is yours).
This 2 hour workshop is suitable for beginners and for those who are keen to learn how to create a mini torso or two!
Natalie will supply all materials. Please allow approximately up to three weeks to be ready for collection. BYO wine is an option!
When: August Fully Booked. Express interest for September.
Time: 6.15pm to 8.30pm
Cost: $85.00 (includes all materials & tools, aprons, cheese platter and a glass of wine)
Private Group Classes
If you have a group of people (minimum 6 - maximum 9) and would like to have a private group session of your choice of project, please email Natalie to discuss suitable dates. Enjoy a cheese platter and wine on arrival. BYO is also an option.