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Wheelthrowing: Form and Surface

Tania Rollond
  • Term: Summer School Week One 2018
  • Start Date: 8 Jan 2018
  • End Date: 12 Jan 2018
  • Time: Mon-Fri, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Number of Classes: 5
  • Teacher: Tania Rollond
  • Level: All Levels
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

Learn the fundamentals of wheelthrowing, refine your existing skills, and evolve your personal approach to working on ceramic surfaces. Tania Rollond will introduce you to a range of techniques for wheelthrowing and embellishing the raw clay surface, covering both traditional forms and highly unconventional ceramic styles. She discusses and demonstrates the use of stamps, stencils, resists (wax, latex, paper, shellac), sgraffito, etching, layered slips and more. You will be encouraged to develop a rich, inventive and personal range of drawn and painted marks while experimenting freely on tiles, then to use your favourite techniques to finish wheel-thrown forms. The course is open to students of all levels in drawing, painting and ceramics. Finished pieces will be bisque-fired for collection after the course.

Tania Rollond

Tania Rollond makes ceramics and drawings, often combining these disciplines. Working between representation and abstraction, she makes drawings on (and about) objects to test the limits of recognition and meaning. Tania holds a Master of Fine Arts (Research) at UNSW Art & Design and a Bachelor of Arts (Design) from Curtin University. She studied ceramics at the National Art School and has been a lecturer there since 2004, and has also taught ceramics at UNSW and TAFE. She has been exhibiting regularly since 2001, and her work is held in the collections of Bendigo Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum, and FLICAM, Fuping, China, as well as many private collections in Australia and internationally.

  • Old towel
  • Protective Clothing - Apron/Old shirt and covered shoes
  • Bring any ceramics/pottery tools you might already have or purchase a kit from Parkers during the week ($15-20)
  • Cheap wooden ruler
  • Brushes of any kind
  • Notebook and pencil

Optional: Images that you might like to work with/use as inspiration for your drawn/painted surfaces - photos, drawings, paintings, anything….

Any tools or objects that might be useful for making marks in soft clay – eg. skewer, lino or woodcarving tools, textured objects…