MAKING YOUR MARK - Ceramic Surface Decoration Techniques
Weekend workshop - Saturday May 15 & Sunday May 16 , 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm daily


Creating unique and interesting surfaces on your ceramic work can involve a myriad of techniques. This workshop introduces you to a number of ways to “make your mark”, including how to use underglazes, imprinting, stamping, stencils, latex resist, sgraffito, oxides, brushwork,  carved surfaces, faceting and so much more.


The workshop is perhaps best suited to those who already have some ceramic experience and wish to extend their surface and mark making repertoire. You will be shown how to use underglazes, marking and slip trailing tools, brushwork with oxides, layering of glazes and how to mark the surface of your clay for distinctive outcomes. During the two days of the workshop you will be have the opportunity to practice these techniques on greenware and bisqued forms.


Places are limited to only six students, with information and demonstrations provided by Rowley Drysdale along with the other resident artist at Quixotica, Sarah Therese and Toowoomba ceramic artist, Melanie McEvoy. By the end of the weekend you will have learned multiple new techniques from all three to expand your ceramic outcomes.


Cost - $​295 per person. Materials included. Tea and coffee is provided. BYO lunch each day. 


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Feedback from some of Rowley's other workshops at Quixotica - 

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

Thank you for your fantastic workshop, and your kind hospitality … I thought that the whole exercise was brilliant. In addition to the workshop I really liked getting away from it all, and loved the peace and tranquillity of Quixotica….It was interesting observing the care and consideration that Rowley puts into each piece, and at each stage of the process. The facilities are great - a wonderful working environment. The cakes, great coffee and billy tea were all spot on too.

Amy, Gold Coast, Qld – Shaping, Making & Awakening - September 2018



Thanks for the weekend - it was exactly what I needed to get me moving. 

Sue, Maleny, Qld – Shaping, Making & Awakening - September 2018


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. 


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