Wednesday Nights Slip-casting Course - [8 weeks 21st July - 15th September]
Wednesday Nights 7-9pm (first night will start at 6.30pm)
Term 3 - dinner plates
Term 4 - cups
Make your own matching dinner plate set
Come along on Wednesday nights to make your own slip-cast project.
Eucalypt Homewares classes are perfect for beginners and complete novices. If you have never worked with clay before please feel very welcome to come and experience the fun and satisfaction of creating something functional with your hands.
In this 8 week slip casting course students will design their own side plate or bowl from scratch with the help of the teacher.
The first night we make the form you would like to make, then we make the plaster mould. Over the following 6 weeks we slip-cast, decorate with Eucalypt Homewares decals, then glaze the 8 pieces. The last week is post firing sanding, a little class party and an opportunity to look at and admire the classes works.
Decals are images/patterns printed onto special tissue paper with ceramic inks. They are released from the tissue onto the clay before it is fired in the kiln. Once fired they are permanently attached to the ceramic body, ie they won't wash off! You will learn how to use them in the class no experience is needed.
My decals come in blue, red, green and black, with lots of patterns to choose from (all have been designed by me for my tableware, only students from my classes have the opportunity to use them).
These classes are perfect to enjoy with a group of friends or come along by yourself and meet new ones. They are very social, relaxing and heaps of fun.
Cost includes all clay materials and firing.
Please Note: Tickets are strictly non-refundable nor transferable to another class date. If you can no longer make the class you are welcome to transfer your ticket to a friend.
Drawing Inspiration from uniquely beautiful Australian landscapes and designed to be used every day, Eucalypt Homewares creates decorative and functional ceramic homewares, tableware and gifts.
“Eucalypts are majestic in their coats of dusty green and brown with offerings of exquisite and intricate flowers. The flowers, often unnoticed high in the tree canopy, remind us to seek quiet beauty in life. Unique to our place of dry earth and forever sky, the trees with their almost secret gems, evoke our spirit and connect us here.”
Handmade in Australia
All my ceramics are hand made in the Eucalypt Studio Kensington, WA
They are slip cast or hand-built from porcelain clays and fired to a high temperature.
The clay body is hand tinted and a clear glaze applied to the internal surface. The Floralware Range is decorated with a printmaking technique, the decals designed by Melanie. Each piece is then sanded post firing to give a lovely satin feel.
Variations and irregularities may occur in size, shape, colour & glaze, making each piece unique and one-of-a-kind.
Caring for your ceramics
Porcelain is a type of ceramic that is strong and highly vitrified even though the external surface is not glazed. However, it is a hand-made and unique product so some care is needed.
We recommend washing in the dishwasher, being careful of the rims and avoiding over stacking. If washing by hand, please use extreme care as knocking items together in the sink can causes your ceramic to chip or crack.
To keep your pieces beautiful, minimize contact with staining foods or liquids on unglazed surfaces. Also avoid putting your Eucalypt Homewares pieces in the oven as the oils from the oven can stain, also there is a high risk of thermal shock (cracking caused by moving ceramic to and from extreme temperatures eg hot oven to cold bench.)
We recommend the tumblers are stacked in groups of no more than two, to prevent jamming.