WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOP
FROM LITTLE THINGS, BIG THINGS GROW
Weekend workshop - Saturday August 28 & Sunday August 29, 2021
10 am to 4 pm each day
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. Places are limited to only six students, with access to your own wheel for individual practise and tutoring.
Cost - $295 per person. Materials included. Tea and coffee is provided. BYO lunch each day.
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Feedback from Rowley's "From LittleThings, Big Things Grow" workshops at Quixotica -
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 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
FOR ALL WORKSHOP BOOKINGS, PLEASE NOTE -
Refunds: If you need to cancel your booking, we require a minimum of two weeks (14 days) notice in writing before the booked workshop date if you wish to receive a full refund. This allows us some time to sell your space to someone else. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email us regarding any changes to your booking -
Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes or workshops, but occasionally things come up beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled, we will be in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.