Introduction to Hand Built Ceramics

Adelaide, South Australia

Experience the meditative practice of hand building your own ceramics pieces in this eight-week course suitable for complete beginners.

The passionate team at JamFactory will introduce you to a range of construction techniques including coiling, pinching and more. You will also be guided through surface treatment techniques to add texture and decorative elements to your pieces before glazing. All finished work will then be fired in JamFactory’s Ceramics Studio to be collected after the course concludes.

All required tools and materials are supplied including clay, shaping tools, plaster moulds and a variety of glazes to choose from. You can expect to take home 8-9 finished pieces in a range of sculptural and practical forms such as mugs, jugs, vases and flat slab-ware pieces such as plates or trays.

All tutors in JamFactory’s short course programs are practicing designer-makers and practitioners in their respective fields. Take advantage of the unique knowledge and expertise of your tutor while working a relaxed and creative atmosphere.

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  • All required tools and materials including clay, shaping tools, plaster moulds and decorative elements.
  • Glazing and firing of all work.
  • 8-9 finished ceramic pieces.
  • Expert tuition from practicing designers.

Making a difference

  • All purchases made from JamFactory directly support their associate training and exhibition program providing opportunity to emerging creatives.

A word from your host

Brian Parkes, JamFactory CEO
“There is nothing quite like JamFactory in Australia, or indeed the world. A special place to take a moment; to watch a person blow glass, engage with creative talent or immerse yourself in a gallery or hands on experience.”

Getting there

This experience is held on Kaurna Country.
JamFactory is located at 19 Morphett Street, Tarntanya/Adelaide, SA 5000.


AU $460 per person.

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