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Diploma in Ceramic Arts - Christchurch
Claytech Canterbury Offers Otago Polytechnic's Diploma in Ceramic Arts

In 2004 Shona Clarkson’s Claytech Canterbury studio at 442 Hills Road, Christchurch was contracted to provide the Otago Polytechnic’s Diploma of Ceramic Art Distance Learning course.

The Course takes 2 years of full time study and is also available 4years part time for those unable to commit to full time study. The course includes Clay and Glazing, Art History and Drawing.

The major component of the course, the clay work, is supervised by Shona Clarkson at her Claytech Canterbury studio, 442 Hills Rd, Mairehau, Christchurch.

Glazing is tutored by Lawrence Ewing and is done on-line. Art History and Drawing are also done on-line with the Otago polytechnic school of Art. This means that you will need acces to a computer and have some e-mail and Internet skills. The course is a self-disciplined Distance learning one.

You also need to be able to be self-motivated as most of the projects are finished and worked through in your home space or in a potters group. You do not need your own kiln as we fire as a group with provided kilns.

Claytech has 2 electric kilns, 1 gas kiln and 1 raku kiln. We are able to build a pit kiln as and when when required.

Class time for clay work is usually on a Wednesday 10am to 4.30pm with years 1and 2. This is divided into half days each or we can have 1 full day every fortnight.

We have small classes (maximum of 6 students in each class) resulting in very personal tuition. We will run special events such as a Raku/pit firing where the whole group can attend together. This is a social occasion where students can catch up with each other and discuss where they are in the course and have some fun.

We have enthusiastic students and have had some great results with interesting clay works .

If you are interested and would like to talk to Shona Clarkson in Christchurch please ring

03 3859821 or e-mail claytech1@gmail.com 


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