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An Artist run co-operative offering pottery classes in Parramatta

We are delighted to launch our virtual classroom

 The videos can be downloaded and watched at your own pace.
The First of our online video courses is a beginners Introduction to Wheel Throwing and Trimming Techniques, presented by Peter Dwyer, a lovable, well renowned Sydney based ceramic artist , designer and tertiary educator.

Our second online video course is a children’s workshop: Creative Clay Gardens  presented by Di Turner, ceramic artist, community arts advocate  and Founder of PCAI, along with her 7 year old helper Elyse Turner. 
To enroll in the video courses visit https://parraclay.podia.com
  

  Term 1 Classes 2021

We are pleased to open our studio again to you for Term 1.  Classes will commence on Monday February 15. Please note that this Term will be a 6 week Term which is 2 weeks shorter than most of our courses.

We are thrilled to welcome our new tutor Elsa Jara who comes to us with a wealth of ceramic experience as an artist practitioner and teacher.

We also welcome our studio technical assistant and part time tutor, Hayley Coghlan, who you may see going about her tasks in the studio from time to time.

Covid Safe rules will apply to all students and staff when attending the studio. A Covid Safe NSW register and hand sanitisers will be available on entry. Please also practice social distancing while in the studio.  If the teacher requires, you may be asked to wear a mask during our 3 hour session.  If you have the slightest sign of an illness, please do not attend.  (Further Covid compliance guidelines for PCAI studio will be supplied on confirmation of your enrolment). Thank you for your patience and understanding during these times as we navigate the fluid Covid 19 situation.

We welcome you back and trust that Term 1 will be rewarding and offer you a happy , creative outlet in the good company of fellow artists.

Click here for more information and enrollment form

 

Pottery for Couples on Valentine’s Day

You can channel your inner Patrick Swayze or Demi Moore by taking a couples’ pottery class, making it a perfect date on Valentine’s Day!

Bring a bottle of wine and some snacks. We provide the studio and teacher, aprons and tools for this unique and fun experience.

Places limited to 5 couples per session.

 

Click Here for more information and enrollment form

 

Corporate and Team Building workshops

 

Please contact us for a quote if you would like to book a fun and enjoyable ceramic team building workshop for your staff before the Christmas break.  Our workshops are usually 2.5 hours and everyone makes a ceramic piece to keep which is then glazed and fired. 

Please feel free to contact us via email: parraclay@gmail.com for any further inquiries, a quote or booking information.

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    Adult Program

    Weekly tuition for beginners to advanced students. Classes include hand building, wheel work and glazing.
    Learn Pottery from a qualified and experienced ceramic artist. Day and evening classes available.

    Click Here to view our current program

    Masterclasses and Weekend Workshop Program

    The Weekend Workshop program is designed to teach you new and innovative skills such as sculptural ceramics, Raku firing, advanced
    throwing techniques, surface decorations, glazing etc. Workshops are led by professional, ceramic artists & master potters.

    Corporate / Team Building Workshops

    These programs are designed to increase team building skills, inspire creativity and lateral thinking. The workshops are great for de-stressing and are custom designed to suit your work hours. Examples of projects include group sculpture, hand building, working on the wheel or making coffee mugs for the office.

    For more information contact us.

    Teacher Training
    Need a refresher course on how to operate school kilns and work with clay and glazes? Contact us to arrange a training workshop for your school.

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    Gallery Shop
    The PCAI Object Gallery has a variety of hand made ceramics for sale. Browse our unique range of functional, ornamental, sculptural and wearable art made by local artists.

    Customised Orders
    PCAI can design ceramics to order for cafes, restaurants, parties, personalised gifts and Bombonieres for weddings.
    Contact us for an obligation-free consultation (Please allow for 6-8 weeks production time

    For more information contact us.

    Gallery Hire
    Contact us for details

    Become a PCAI Member

    If you would like to support our not-for-profit Association, please become a member. PCAI membership offers you the following opportunities:

    • Access to a ceramic studio
    • Artist Collaborations
    • Events and Exhibitions
    • Teaching opportunities
    • Conditions Apply. Please contact us for more information.

    Click Here for more information and application form

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