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Auckland Studio Potters Society (Inc)
ASP Centre
96 Captain Springs Road
PO Box 13-195 Onehunga
Auckland New Zealand

Phone 64-9-634 3622

Auckland Studio Potters


Classes

Handbuilding photo
Throwing photo

The ASP runs classes all-year round to suit potters of all levels of experience and ability.

Always wanted to try pottery? Our beginners classes will get you on your way.

Throwing, hand-building, slab-work, domestic ware, sculptural work, beginner or more experienced - you will find a class here that will suit you.

As well as our regular classes, from time to time we have specialised weekend workshops for ASP members led by visiting potters from New Zealand and overseas. These are advertised in the ASP newsletter and here on the website.

For people who want to make a serious commitment to pottery we offer, in conjunction with the Otago Polytechnic School of Art, a formal course leading to a tertiary Diploma.

Still not sure? Come and visit us - we are always happy to see visitors.

All the classes are held at the ASP Centre. Click here for a location map.

Enrolment

If you are interested in joining one of our classes, we suggest you phone us (number above), as classes frequently fill quickly. Alternatively you can click here to enrol. If a class is full, you can be put on a waiting list if you wish. A place will be reserved for you only once a deposit of at least $50 has been received. Full payment may be made in advance or at the first class.

On enrolment you will automatically become a Student Member of the Auckland Studio Potters Society for the period of your class. This will allow you to use the facilities at the Centre during the hours that they are not being used for formal tuition. This page shows our facilities. It is important that you set some time aside to practise - a lot of your progress will come from this sort of time.

Payment

We accept most forms of payment - cash, cheque, EFTPOS, credit card or internet banking. Click here for the internet banking details.

Re-Enrolment

All students wanting to re-enrol for a consecutive term must do so no later than 6 weeks prior to the start of that term. There is no automatic preference for re-enrolling students - if you don’t re-enrol, your place may go to someone on the waiting list.

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Classes for 2016

2016 classes–please note

Classes are 8, 9 or 10 weeks depending on school terms and public holidays.

Enrolments for 2016 will open in February.

Absolute Beginners–6 weeks
$180

(includes all materials, tools and firing costs)

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Wednesday Evenings

3 February-9 March

16 March-20 April

6:30pm-8:30pm

Tutors: Jo-Anne Raill and Helen Perrett. This short course of 6 evenings is an ideal class for those students who want to have a go, dip their toe in the mud, to see if it suits them. The course covers at a basic level the different methods of making, firing and glazing. The course fee also covers all materials and firing fees. Maximum of 15 students.

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General Classes–8,9 and 10 weeks
8 weeks: $194 (members) $216 (non-members)
9 weeks: $218 (members) $243 (non members)
10 weeks: $243 (members) $270 (non-members)

(tools, materials and firing costs are additional)

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Monday Mornings

15 February–11 April (8 weeks)

2 May-4 July (9 weeks)

25 July-19 September (9 weeks)

10 October-12 December (9 weeks)

9.30am-12.30pm

Tutor: Peter Lange. A class suitable for both beginners and experienced throwers. There is some room for hand-builders as well, and once a term a special kiln firing is organised.
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Monday Evenings

15 February–11 April (8 weeks)

2 May-4 July (9 weeks)

25 July-19 September (9 weeks)

10 October-12 December (9 weeks)

6.30pm-9.30pm

Tutor: Chris Southern. This class is a good introduction to throwing on the potters wheel, slab work and glazing. Chris is an enthusiastic teacher who brings out the best in his students and his classes are always a relaxed and fun experience.
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Tuesday Mornings

2 February-12 April (10 weeks)

3 May-5 July (10 weeks)

26 July-20 September (9 weeks)

11 October-13 December (10 weeks)

9.30am-12.30pm

Tutor: Graham Ambrose. This is a mixed class, with both experienced students and beginners. Topics covered include wheel throwing, slab vessels and glazing. Graham is an experienced potter who can give you valuable feedback on your work.
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Tuesday Evenings

2 February-12 April (10 weeks)

3 May-5 July (10 weeks)

26 July-20 September (9 weeks)

11 October-13 December (10 weeks)

6.30pm-9.30pm

Tutor: Suzy Dünser. This class aims to help students at all levels achieve good technique in throwing, assembling, and glazing. Demonstrations and individual instruction help you develop your own style, on the wheel and beyond.
We have introduced specialized classes on a Wednesday morning.
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Wednesday Mornings

New Class (8 weeks total)

14 October -12 November

9.30am-12.30pm

Cost: $220 + materials

Tutor: John Dawson.Throwing with porcelain.
I want to make a study of vessels with lids but lids and the body not being made in the conventional way...

 
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Thursday Mornings

4 February-14 April (10 weeks)

5 May-7 July (10 weeks)

28 July-22 September (9 weeks)

13 October-15 December (10 weeks)

9.30am-12.30pm

Tutor: Renton Murray. This class is for beginning and intermediate throwers. Renton is an expert thrower and teacher and gets great results from students who want to try their hand on the wheel.
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Thursday Evenings

4 February-14 April (10 weeks)

5 May-7 July (10 weeks)

28 July-22 September (9 weeks)

13 October-15 December (10 weeks)

6.30pm-9.30pm

Tutor: Margaret Sumich. Over 30 years potting experience. Throwing, handbuilding and raku. Beginners and experienced students welcome. An ideal class for first-time students who want to try more than one approach to clay in their first term.

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Diploma in Ceramic Arts

Otago Polytechnic Logo

In collaboration with Otago Polytechnic School of Art

Enrolment is closed for 2013
Contact us about 2014

If you're fired up for a career in pottery, the Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 6) is absolutely the best way to get there. You can study for these very highly regarded programmes at the Auckland Studio Potters. Part time options allow you to tailor the course to suit your lifestyle.

For full details phone Auckland Studio Potters on 0-9-634 3622 or email us for an application form. You can also find more information at

www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz/programmes/diploma-in-ceramic-arts-level-6.html

or you can

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Extra Classes and Weekend Workshops

From time to time there are extra classes run at the Centre for members, and the public is welcome to join these as well. Leave your phone number with the Centre, or, better still, join the Society (click here). These classes often crop up without much notice. The ASP newsletter and this page will have details.

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Terms and Conditions

The Auckland Studio Potters reserves the right to cancel a class if it fails to achieve a minimum number of enrolments, or for reasons outside its control.

A full refund will be given if the course is cancelled by ASP. If a student cancels an enrolment one or more weeks prior to course commencement then a full refund will be given. If a student cancels their enrolment within one week of course commencement then a refund will be given minus an administration fee of $50. If a student cancels their enrolment on or after the start date of the course then no refund will be given.

The Auckland Studio Potters reserves the right to discontinue tuition for any student deemed by the Directors to be unsuitable for the course. The Auckland Studio Potters reserves the right to change the tutor on advertised courses and replace that tutor with another suitable tutor without advertising those changes or refunding course fees.

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