Open Studio. Thursday and Friday this week.

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TCA STUDIO OPEN EVERY THURSDAY 3 – 8pm

Are you looking for some studio time to work on a project of your own? Want to share skills and knowledge with other potters of all levels in a relaxed and friendly space?

The TCA studio is now open on Thursday evenings as a collaborative co-working space. Come along, have a cuppa and share your experiences, experiments, failures and successes with other potters while working on your own projects. Drop in for half an hour or the whole five hours, after work, before dinner, whatever suits you. No RSVP necessary!

Cost: Free (TCA members), $10 (non-members)

TCA Raku Day June 2015 images by Desma McLeod (1)

 

This Friday is the first friday of the month and our President Kim Foale will again be opening up the TCA studio from 10 am – 1pm.

Come along and see the studio, enquire about memberships or just browse our library.

Bring along some clay and make a pot or three.

There *might* also be some cake.

 

 

Raku Workshop in Pictures

Yesterday The TCA hosted a raku kiln building and firing workshop at our studio in Glenorchy. John Watson had built a steel mesh and fibre raku kiln at his home, documented the process and shared the information with attendees.

We then got to see the kiln in action and spent a full on day raku firing all the pots.

The following images were taken Desma McLeod.

TCA Raku Day June 2015 images by Desma McLeod (13)

 

 

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TCA Raku Day June 2015 images by Desma McLeod (12)
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Raku Firing and Raku Kiln Construction Workshop “Take Two”

Raku Firing

Sunday 28th June, 10am – 3pm

T.C.A. Studio, Cosgrove High School

Joanna Lawton
Joanna Lawton

Ever consider setting up your own raku kiln in your own backyard? John Watson will show you how you can construct a raku kiln for home use, what materials to use and what costs are involved. Then we’ll spend the rest of the day glazing and firing the work you produced at our previous workshop. There will be some spare pieces available for those who do not have any work to raku.

Bring a paint brush for glazing, wear old clothes and bring something to share for lunch.

Cost: $30 members, $45 non members

Bookings:

enquiries@tasmanianceramics.com

Kim Foale on 0424 201 949

Foul weather

Please include a phone number when booking in case of inclement weather (pouring rain, strong wind). We will contact you by 8.30am if the weather is too bad to fire outdoors and we need to postpone the event.

*please note that we will no longer be using the felicity lane access gate to the school. Please use the middle gate access via the main road, instead.

First Friday of the Month Open Studio

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This Friday the 5th of June

There will be cake.

We will also be attaching the Cerameco “Food for Thought” business cards to our GLORIOUS SPOONS.

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spoons
spoons
spoons

Please come along and attach a card or two, eat some cake, chat about clay things, make a pot or two, swap a glaze recipe or three or just sit and browse the many magazines and journals we have in our library.

I hope to see you there.

Kim

Raku Firing and Raku Kiln Construction Workshop

Raku Firing

Sunday 31st May, 10am – 3pm

T.C.A. Studio, Cosgrove High School

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Ever consider setting up your own raku kiln in your own backyard? John Watson will show you how you can construct a raku kiln for home use, what materials to use and what costs are involved. Then we’ll spend the rest of the day glazing and firing the work you produced at our previous workshop. There will be some spare pieces available for those who do not have any work to raku.

Bring a paint brush for glazing, wear old clothes and bring something to share for lunch.

Cost: $30 members, $45 non members

Bookings:

enquiries@tasmanianceramics.com

Kim Foale on 0424 201 949

Foul weather

Please include a phone number when booking in case of inclement weather (pouring rain, strong wind). We will contact you by 8.30am if the weather is too bad to fire outdoors and we need to postpone the event.

*please note that we will no longer be using the felicity lane access gate to the school. Please use the middle gate access via the main road, instead.

Making Day in Preparation for RAKU

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Joanna Lawton. Image by Robin Roberts

Due to popular demand we are in the process of having a number of raku workshops at the TCA studio.

The first of these will be a raku making day, in preparation for our raku kiln building workshop and firing day in May.

MARCH Saturday 28 10am – 2pm

Raku Making Day

In anticipation of our raku kiln building and firing workshop in May, we are holding a raku making day at the TCA studio G Block, Cosgrove High School Glenorchy

Clay will be provided, inspiration will be shared.

Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch.

Cost – $15 members and $20 for non members

RSVP by Wednesday 25  March to: elevann@yahoo.com.

 

First Friday of the Month Open Studio

Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts

The TCA studio open our doors and welcome all and sundry on the first Friday of every month from 10 am – 2 pm.

This month the first Friday falls on the 6th of March

Entry fee is a gold coin donation which goes towards our Library fund

No previous clay experience is necessary.

Come along and read books from our library, use the wheels, make some pots, drink tea, plot plans and HAVE FUN. Together.

Also this Friday if you feel like helping me (Kim Foale) with some components for an installation you will be welcomed with OPEN ARMS. I am running out of time and I need to make a few hundred skull beads and skull touch stones and I would LOVE some help rolling the Southern Ice into little balls ready to be stamped.

Spoons Spoons Glorious Spoons.

The Summer weather in Tasmania this year has been a bit iffy, the sort of weather where you pack sunscreen as well as a woolly jumper just in case. But this weekend the sunshine decided to really beam furiously down onto Hobart as if to make up for its absence recently.

It was very HOT as only a 36 degree Tasmanian day can be and so I was delighted to be able to welcome 23 intrepid spoonmakers into the Tasmanian Ceramics Associations studio yesterday.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThere was much hilarity and camaraderie and thanks to Gary, our studio manager,  for setting up the fans in the room so none of us melted.

Quite a few of the people who came along yesterday had not ever made a spoon before and I think that there will now be a SPOON EXPLOSION in Tasmania because we had so much fun.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe reached our target of 350 spoons and filled up the back of Dawn Oakford’s station wagon with crates full of spoons. Dawn will be (with help) doing a once firing of the spoons in the near future and we shall be calling for glaze volunteers to help us with the next stage of our spoon promotion.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESIf you have been following along with the adventures of the Tasmanian Ceramics Association,  you will be aware that Hobart is hosting the Australian Ceramics Triennale in 2018.

In July, representatives of the Tasmanian Ceramics Association will be heading up to Canberra to enjoy the 2015 Australian Ceramics Triennale, Stepping up. Our spoons will be included in the delegates bags and have a card attached to them with the Cerameco logo and the slogan “food for thought” to encourage attendees of Stepping Up to think and plan towards our event in 2018.

I would like to personally thank everyone who came along to our spoon making day, it was a fabulous effort in very hot conditions and I am sure you will all agree the spoons are absolutely fabulous.

Kim Foale
President.

First Friday of the Month is on the 6th of February

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Hello Everyone, The First Friday of the Month Book/chat/thing/get together has had a rebrand and is now the First Friday of the Month OPEN STUDIO.

Hurrah.

The TCA studio will fling open our doors and welcome all and sundry on the first Friday of every month from 10 am – 2 pm.
This month the first Friday falls on the 6th of February.
Entry fee is a gold coin donation which goes towards our Library fund

No previous clay experience is necessary.
Come along and read books from our library, use the wheels, make some pots, drink tea, plot plans and HAVE FUN. Together.
*image credit Robin Roberts