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Pottery for Kids



Cozy up these school holidays with the comfort and light of your own handcrafted luminary. A luminary is a beautiful way to show off your design when lit with a tea-light. (A battery operated tea-light should be used by children).  Your teacher, Kelly, will demonstrate making a Fairy House Luminary. You will start with a pinch pot or slab pot created during the class. You'll then carve and pierce your work to create a ceramic candle-holder (luminary). These will be glazed inside and out with a simple white glaze, creating a heat-safe piece that comes alive with a warm glow when lit. Pieces will be fired in the kiln for collecting approximately two weeks after the school holidays.

This workshop is open to people aged 8-12 yrs. If you are under 18 years, the Child Parental Consent section of the enrolment form must be completed prior to the first session.

Please note we are strict with the age range for this workshop. Children under 8 do not have the strength to roll clay slabs or the fine manipulation skills for putting together a complex clay form during 2 hours. If your child is under 8 they cannot take this class, even if enrolling with a sibling. Thankyou for your understanding.

Participants have the opportunity to exhibit in our end of year diversARTy exhibition at Eltham Library Gallery to celebrate their achievements with friends and family.


This course workshop will be held at our Eltham centre - 739 Main Road

What to wear/bring

Empty jar or aluminium can (large)
Small cookie cutters (if you have some)
Closed-toe shoes
An old t-shirt or an apron
A water bottle and small snack (no nuts please)

About the Tutor

Kelly is a trained teacher and clay artist with twenty years experience of teaching ceramics to all ages. She has a studio in Eltham where she creates quirky functional tableware, thrown on the wheel and hand built. "It is a joy to introduce others to working creatively with clay and to share with them the endless possibilities and techniques of this medium."

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