WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOP
FROM LITTLE THINGS, BIG THINGS GROW
Weekend workshop - 10 am to 4 pm each day
Rowley is planning to focus on making his own work in 2023, so for now we are not taking any new additions to the waitlists for his workshops. Follow Quixotica's social media to be advised when workshops are again open for bookings.
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This workshop demonstrates how to create larger, wheel thrown ceramic forms. Rowley is well known for these shapes, and his workshop will show you how to throw and assemble bigger pieces for impressive results. This workshop is suitable for those with some wheel throwing experience, but regardless of where you're at in your wheel throwing career, you will brush up and improve your skills during this two day hands-on class.
Emphasis will also be placed on improving centring skills and other techniques to make beautiful wheel thrown pieces. The finishing of pots, including turning and in clay surface marking options will also be covered.
By the end of the weekend you will have a number of pieces to take home with you, ready to be fired.
For this workshop, students should have some prior experience in wheel throwing. Workshop numbers are kept small (4 to 6 students) with access to your own wheel for individual practise and tutoring, so be quick to secure your spot.
Cost - $295 per person. Materials included. Tea and coffee is provided. BYO lunch each day.
FEEDBACK from students at Rowley's recent Big Things workshops
My throwing has improved greatly from a few tips Rowley gave last weekend which has given me confidence to tackle much bigger pieces, so good!
Sandy, Gold Coast, Qld - From Big things Little Things Grow - October 2022
Thank you Rowley and Sarah for another great weekend. Both pots arrived home safely and dwarf everything else in my little pottery shed. Just seeing them here is such a boost to my confidence levels. Thankfully I had decided my ‘Big Things’ could very happily be ‘Medium Things’ and grow later. They are big to me. I can’t wait to start making more.
Anita, Sunshine Coast, Qld - From Big things Little Things Grow - March 2022
I wanted to say thank you for a fantastic weekend, I learnt so much and can’t wait to put it into practice in my studio. You’ve got a beautiful property and it was such privilege to be able to take the weekend away from everything happening in the world. I hope to be able to visit again soon.
Sofie, Northern NSW - From Big things Little Things Grow - March 2022
I got so much out of this workshop and feel I am finally starting to make some progress. Working with such an encouraging and empathetic teacher really makes the difference between being tempted to just give up and go home, or relax and enjoy the journey! It’s a gift. Thank you both for yet another inspirational workshop - I think my favourite so far in terms of glimpsing a world of possibilities beyond the mechanics of throwing a cylinder. Some days are diamonds .... I loved it!
Ros, Sunshine Coast, Qld - From Big things Little Things Grow - April 2021
I enjoyed tapping into Rowley’s extensive knowledge, learning new approaches and spending time with other potters. I was inspired by learning new techniques, providing me with endless possibilities.
Jenny, Brisbane, Qld – From Little Things, Big Things Grow – April 2021
I enjoyed watching Rowley throw large objects on the wheel as he generously shared his techniques which have been acquired over many years of doing wheel work. I did find the workshop inspiring. I'm a timid thrower and I gained more confidence to take more risks while throwing and have more faith in my ability to throw large objects. It was very special having lunch on the gallery verandah too.
Michele, Sunshine Coast, Qld - From Little Things, Big Things Grow - Feb 2019
I particularly enjoyed that there were only 6 in our group.... I am only just a beginner potter. It certainly beats any other classes I have done with an excellent tutor, and with a small group.
Mary, Sunshine Coast, Qld - From Little Things, Big Things Grow - Feb 2019
I have done a few wheel throwing workshops... and Rowley’s workshop is the FIRST one I have felt catered to my needs as an advanced/intermediate beginner. The goals were achievable while still being challenging. The course content pushed me out of my little world. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt it was very worth my while. Rowley is approachable, accepting of the full range of questions presented to him, and able to explain things in a way that is understandable. His willingness to speak of the challenges he has as a thrower and the mistakes that he has made makes him very relatable. I also enjoyed having access to our own wheel... And the fact that there was a cap on the number of participants was vital to the success of the workshop.
Allison, Bundaberg , Qld - From Little Things, Big Things Grow - February 2019
I enjoyed the relaxed and beautiful environment, access to the gallery, and the knowledgeable and understanding teaching style. I was inspired by the demonstrations and being able to see how various forms are thrown.
Kim, Brisbane, Qld - From Little Things, Big Things Grow - February 2019
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Refunds: We accept changes or cancellations up to 3 weeks before the commencement of your workshop. If you find you are unable to attend the workshop within three weeks of the workshop date, please endeavour to find someone else to take your position, as we do not provide refunds for unfilled positions. If we have a wait list for your workshop and are therefore able to fill your cancelled spot in this timeframe, we will refund your workshop payment to you, less an administrative fee of $50.
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