june, 2023

26jun(jun 26)9:00 am30(jun 30)4:00 pmBill PowellWheel Throwing – BIG FORMS9:00 am - 4:00 pm (30)

Event Details

SOLD OUT – Wait List Available

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Estimated Materials Cost: $320

Workshop Outline

In this five-day wheel throwing workshop, you will be covering all the techniques for large and controlled throwing that Bill has developed over a forty-five-year production and creative ceramic career. You will explore large form throwing along with joining multiple pieces and exaggerated forms. Bill will deliver his suite of techniques to grow your practise by improving your overall wheel skills. Methods of texturing and stretching the clay will be demonstrated to create new and exciting creative outcomes. The focus over the five days is to achieve better throwing with greater understanding of the process. We will fire what we can but student expectations should remain squarely focussed on improving skills more than producing a body of work. This workshop is not for beginners. If you can handle two kilos or more of clay then this week of throwing will accelerate your abilities for greater success and bigger things.

Bill completed the Fine Arts Diploma at the University of Southern Queensland in 1979, majoring in ceramics. He went on to establish his own studio on the Gold Coast in 1980. Bill is a former President of Ceramic Arts Queensland and currently owns and operates CeramX School of Clay and Glass in Nerang. In the preceding 45 years, Bill has honed his wheel throwing skills as a production potter at numerous Queensland potteries, quickly developing a reputation as a master of the potter’s wheel.

Bill’s recent workshops and residencies in Spain, the United States, New Zealand and France, have seen his reputation grow. Bill specialises in Crystalline Glazes and high fired porcelain, along with textured stoneware and kiln formed glass.


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM