Clay on a wheel

Want to learn the art of pottery? Come to the new Ceramic College in Bayswater!

We are offering pottery classes for adults‚ from beginners to advanced‚ in the old St. Michael’s Church‚ 159 Bayswater Avenue‚ North Shore. Come and experience the joy of creating in clay alongside experienced tutor Teresa Watson.

Ceramic Colledge Bayswater

The Ceramic College is run by Teresa Watson‚ an award winning ceramic artist‚ who has been teaching ceramics in the community for over 20 years. Her vision is to share the passion and love of clay with like minded people‚ and to inspire students in clay making through the classes that are held there.

Ceramic College is a professional working pottery studio and an educational facility‚ which is available to everyone in the community. It holds ceramic classes for adults during the school term‚ as well as holding a ceramic programme during the weekends.

The ceramic college is the only facility‚ here on the North Shore, that is set up purely for ceramics. It is housed in the former beautiful Saint Michael’s Anglican church‚ still with its original furniture‚ and church bell.

Classes

The college has 6 electric wheels‚ a electric kiln and a gas kiln. The tools are available for all students to use. The Ceramic College will have its main focus on earthenware clay‚ mainly white earthenware. This clay is a good medium to show up the bright underglaze colours the Ceramic College uses. Each class has a limit of 12 students only, this provides more individual tuition to each student.

Firings

All pottery will have two firings. The first firing (Bisque) is to strengthen the clay ready for the final glaze firing. This process takes 2-3 weeks, only then can the finished product can be taken home.

A $25.00 firing credit is required at the beginning of each term. Similar to a pre–paid phone credit you pay for your firings before they are put in the kiln.

Clay & Glazes

pottery glazes

Ceramic College uses mainly white earthenware clay‚ and bright underglazes. All are safe to use‚ and are non toxic. Each piece of pottery made can go in the dishwasher‚ oven and the microwave‚ or even outside in the garden.


Adults Pottery Classes

 

Term 1: 2019 bookings open 8am
on 12th December
 

  • Term 1: 4th Feb – 25th Mar 2019

  •  Tutor: Leisbeth Watson

  •  Monday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 1: 4th Feb – 25th Mar 2019

  •  Tutor: Teresa Watson

  •  Monday evening 7pm–9pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 1: 5th Feb – 26th Mar 2019

  •  Tutor: Teresa Watson

  •  Tuesday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 1: 5th Feb – 26th Mar 2019

  •  Tutor: Latasha Watson

  •  Tuesday evening 7pm–9pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 1: 30th Jan – 27th Mar 2019

  •  Tutor: Teresa Watson

  •  Wednesday evening 7pm–9pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 1: 7th Feb – 28th Mar 2019

  •  Tutor: Susie Bonifant

  •  Thursday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 1: 7th Feb – 28th Mar 2019

  •  Tutor: Teresa Watson

  •  Thursday evening 7pm–9pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 1: 8th Feb – 29th March 2019

  •  Tutor: Leisbeth Watson

  •  Friday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 1: 2nd Feb – 23rd Mar 2019

  •  Tutor: Latasha Watson

  •  Saturday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00


Term 2 2019 bookings open at 8am
on the 21st March

  • Term 2: 29 Apr – 24th June 2019

  •  Tutor: Leisbeth Watson

  •  Monday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 2: 29th Apr – 24th Jun 2019

  •  Tutor: Teresa Watson

  •  Monday evening 7pm–9pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 2: 30th Apr – 18th Jun 2019

  •  Tutor: Teresa Watson

  •  Tuesday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 2: 30th Apr – 18 Jun 2019

  •  Tutor: Latasha Watson

  •  Tuesday evening 7pm–9pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 2: 1st May – 19th Jun 2019

  •  Tutor: Teresa Watson

  •  Wednesday evening 7pm–9pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 2: 2nd May – 20th Jun 2019

  •  Tutor: Susie Bonifant

  •  Thursday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 2: 2nd May – 20th Jun 2019

  •  Tutor: Teresa Watson

  •  Thursday evening 7pm–9pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 2: 3rd May – 21st June

  •  Tutor: Leisbeth Watson

  •  Friday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

  • Term 2: 4th May – 22nd Jun 2019

  •  Tutor: Latasha Watson

  •  Saturday morning 10am–12pm

  •  Maximum of 12 students

  •  8 weeks

  •  10kg of clay (if required) $35.00

  •  $250.00

  •  Firing credit: $40.00

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Birthday parties

Create your own ceramics experience.

You can choose your own theme around your interest and what you love. The workshop/party can be held on a date and time of your choosing, outside of the class timetable.

Duration: 1.5hours

  •  $120.00 basic charge plus $20.00 per student. The cost covers the clay glazes and firings.

  •  Work will be able to be picked up 3–4 weeks after it has been fired twice in the electric kiln.

  • Book your party


About Teresa Watson

Experienced‚ knowledgeable and fun!

Teresa Watson Ceramic College Tutor

Teresa Watson is the main tutor for the Ceramic College. With over 20 years of teaching in this medium‚ Teresa a very experienced and knowledgeable tutor. Clay and teaching are two of Teresa’s passions.

Her teaching methods are relaxed and fun‚ but still with the focus on producing a high standard of work. This is one of the reason for setting up the Ceramic College. Teresa wants all her students to experience working with clay‚ knowing that the students are capable of producing good quality work. Making a professional ceramic studio available‚ students will get to know the workings of a ceramic studio right here in their own back yard of Bayswater.

Teaching History

  • Private home studio in Devonport: 1993–2009

  • Mairangi Arts Centre: 2009–2014

  • Lake House school holiday programme: 2012–2013

  • Otahuhu Town Hall: 2012–2014

Exhibitions & Awards

  • New Zealand Society of Pottery First time exhibitor winner 2007

  • New Zealand Society of Pottery second 2011

  • New Zealand Society of Pottery annually selected 2007-2014

  • Easter show 3rd 2012

  • Easter show 3rd 2013

  • Waiclay Waikato selected 2011

  • Auckland Studio Potters Annually selected 2000-2013

  • Sculpture on the shore Collaboration 2012

  • Made with Love Corellis Café Collaboration 2012

  • Potters Dozen Depot Devonport 2013

  • Selected for National Potters 2014


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