'I am extremely learned and satisfied.'
- A joke from a previous student who doesn't exist
4 Week Wheel and Glaze Workshops
Welcome to James Lemon's Workshops, an adorable and warm destination for ceramics enthusiasts seeking an exceptional learning experience but also just a good time. Nice vibes, nice people, that kind of thing. James has been taking workshops at his studio for the last 6 years and is excited to welcome people back to the space after some recent major projects.
James, a skilled artist with his roots planted firmly production pottery with 8 years of experience in wheel throwing. He approaches with traditional and sometimes non-traditional techniques guiding you through the captivating process of shaping clay on the potter's wheel. You'll make vessels of remarkable beauty, that you can then sell for thousands (dependant on your skill level).
A key feature of these workshops is that they cater to students of all levels. From beginners taking their first steps into the world of ceramics to intermediates seeking to refine their skills. We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can live, laugh, love and learn. A place too develop their creativity and express it for all social media to see.
Another unique feature these workshops is that class sizes are small, with no more than 6 on the wheel at a time. People often require a lot of guidance in the beginning which isn't always received in a class of 12+. This intimate setting allows for individual attention, fostering both a relaxed and focused atmosphere where you can fully immerse yourself in the material. 6 is a godly number.
All the necessary materials will be provided, including clay, tools and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are also included.
The workshop will look like this:
Wedging and clay preparation, demonstrations from Jimmy of various key forms and techniques.
Throwing 1st and 2nd week - The part where you do the pretty video thing. We'll be covering some basic forms like cylinders and cups, bowls, the whole shebang. If you're good at those Jimmy will either push you to more complex forms or fill in gaps in skills or form building.
Turning 3rd week - finishing your work and making sure everything is perfect for the first firing.
Glazing 4th week - Decorating your work with a selection of stoneware glazes in preparation for your pieces' final firing.
- Duration: 2 hours x 4 weeks
- Class size: Limited to 6 people
- Venue: Workshops are held in James' comfy and private studio located at 41 Arthurton Rd, Northcote. We're conveniently situated right next to The Herbert Cafe, directly opposite the Northcote train station, and just a short walk from the high street tram line. Parking is available on the street and at the cafe from 2.30pm.
- Suitable for all skill levels: Beginners are welcome, and those with previous experience can further develop their skills.
After the Workshop:
Once you've created your forms, you have a few options for finishing your work:
- We have a 2-week window for collections after we notify you. Collection is from the Herbert Cafe next door.
- Booking is final and non-refundable due to high demand. We kindly request that you honour your reservation, as someone else may have eagerly desired your spot. If you can't make it, you can nominate a friend to attend in your place. We do offer a refund if it's within 24hrs of purchase.
Please wear close-toed shoes in the studio.
Dress comfortably in attire that you don't mind getting dirty.
If you have long nails, please be aware that they may damage your work and hinder the creative process.
Bring a ratty towel hand-towel if you have one.
OK that's it, sorry for the business chat.
- Workshops are held in my cute Northcote space. 41 Arthurton Rd, Northcote.
- Right next to The Herbert Cafe. It's directly opposite the Northcote train station and a short walk from the high street tram line.
- The next 4 week term workshops for 2023 are: Oct 18 - Nov 08 and Nov 22 - Dec 13