The Ceramic College is run by Teresa Watson and her daughter Latasha Wildman. Teresa is 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 small family run buisness working as an eductional facility and pottery studio‚ which is available to everyone in the community. It holds ceramic classes for adults during the school term.
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.
The college has 6 electric wheels‚ and 2 electric kilns. Tools are available for all students to use. The Ceramic College has its main focus on earthenware‚ with a range of clay colours. We focus on updating our clays often so that we always keep producing new pieces. Each class has a limit of 12 students only, this provides more individual tuition to each student.
All ceramic pieces 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, then the finished pieces are ready to be taken home.
A $40.00 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
Ceramic College uses a varierty of clay‚ bright underglazes and glazes. All are safe to use‚ and are non toxic. Each piece of ceramics made can go in the dishwasher and the microwave‚ or even outside in the garden.