Gary Thompson Day and Night New Ceramics Classes.. For the 10 weeks Term from October –December 2017

Gary Thompson Day and Night New Ceramics Classes.. For the 10 weeks Term from October –December 2017

These Classes are for people from ‘Beginners’ to ‘Experienced’, looking at creative outlets for themselves.  Gary T. is a long-term journeyman potter and teacher experienced in developing individual direction and challenges for students in Clay.  Using safe work practices, some of the areas we work in will be hand building techniques, wheelwork ,glazing and decorating.


DAY Class is the Saturday 9am-1pm class beginning on Saturday 14 October and on through the 10 weeks to Saturday 16 December.


NIGHT Class is the Wednesday 5-8pm class beginning Wednesday 18 October and on through the 10 weeks to Wednesday 20 December.


Fees are remaining at $250 for each Class payable at first Class.  Extra charges include those for Firings and purchases of Studio Recycled Clay.


As a participant you will be introduced and encouraged to make full use of our TCA Studio including equipment, storage of your works and facilities for Library Reference, kitchen, toilet and safe parking near the Studio.


For any other information or details you might need, feel easy about contacting Gary at prior to enrolling.


Stickybeak tour: Lisa Britzman – Campo De Flori


There is nothing as interesting to a ceramist as seeing how other ceramists organise their studios and tackle the challenges and delights of being an artist!

The Tasmanian ceramics Association is delighted to announce an upcoming stickybeak tour to Lisa Britzman’s studio and shop. Lisa combines being a farmer with making ceramics and will share her studio organisation, talk about establishing a business (pitfalls, hints and tips) and may demonstrate some aspects of her work, depending on weather.

The addition of a woodfired pizza lunch adds to the enjoyment! Numbers are limited, so be quick to enrol.

  • When: Sunday 22nd October, 10:30 to end of lunch
  • Where: 184 Lanes Rd, Glen Huon (Easy to find following signs).
  • Cost: $40 which includes a woodfired pizza lunch. Lisa will provide the pizza bases, and participants bring along their own choice of toppings to create their own pizza.
  • Browse: in the Campo de Flori shop for home grown produce as well as Lisa’s range of ceramics.

To enrol: please contact Rachael Parry on

Payments to be made to:

Account name: Tas Ceramics Association

BSB: 807-007

Acc. No.: 51257814

Please note your Surname and “Campo” as the reference.

Mark Knight Glaze workshop

In this half day workshop, Mark will demonstrate how best to glaze your pots.

He will revisit glaze recipes and how to mix a glaze to achieve consistent results.

Topics to be covered will include application techniques, glaze on glaze, wax resist and brush work.

Firing and record keeping will also be discussed.

Mark will also attempt to answer your questions. Feel free to bring examples of any problem glazes you have.


When: 17th September; 12:00 – 4:00ish

Where: Mark Knight’s studio, 13 Loatta Rd, Lindisfarne (unless numbers are over 10, in which case it may need to shift to the TCA studio)

Cost: $60:00 for members; $80 for non-members


• Lunch to share

• Any glaze problems or successes to share; any glaze questions that you have.


To enrol: please contact Rachael Parry on

Payments to be made to:

Account name: Tas Ceramics Association

BSB: 807-007

Acc. No.: 51257814

Please note your Surname and “Glaze” as the reference.

China painting and on-glaze decoration for beginners

Run by Alice Hutchison.

This workshop will provide a hands on introduction to the use of china paints, lustres and other onglaze decorative techniques.

Dates: 24th of September and 1st of October.

Time: 10am till 3pm

Cost: $60

Materials needed:

Palette Knife

Paint Brushes (fine, synthetic)

Glazed Tile/glass panel (for pallet)

Fine pointed Calligraphy nib/pen (stainless steel and very hard)

3 Ceramic items to decorate- white preferable, store bought is fine.

Note- This class will be using gum turpentine, if you are allergic please contact  me prior to the date for alternative material.

To enrol please contact Alice Hutchison at

Upcoming Classes

Saturday Adult Ceramics Class

Gary Thompson is back and holding Saturday Adults Ceramics Classes from 9am-1pm for the 10 weeks of School Term 3 2017, beginning on 22 July.  Participants choose their 3 hour session within this time frame.

Our Class will be held at the Tasmanian Ceramics Association Studio, G Block, Cosgrove High School, Main Road, Glenorchy.  There is ample parking near the Studio.  During the classes, you will have full use of all the Studio equipment and facilities.   Tea/coffee access in the kitchen is available for a small cost.

You will be encouraged to work on clay projects that suit and challenge your experience level with 1-1 tuition. Hand building and wheel work demonstrations are part of each session.  Decorating and glazing methods are also part of the safe handling of materials, the vital OH&S practice in Studio.

Recycled studio clay is available at $1 per kg.   For all other clays, tools, brushes etc, I recommend Derwent Ceramic Supplies at 16A Sunderland St, Moonah.

TCA firing costs are extra at $3 per kg for bisque, $3 per kg for earthenware, $3.50 per kg for mid-fire and $3.50 per kg for stoneware.  Gary will take care of firing, packing and unpacking your work from the kilns.

Class begins on Saturday 22 July for the 10 weeks through to Saturday 23 September. There is a Class limit of 10 people.  The class fee of $250 is payable at first lesson to Gary.

To register for this class and to receive enrolment details of your Saturday Adult Ceramics Class please contact Gary via email