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northcotepotterysupplies  142 - 144 Weston Street Brunswick East. (03) 9387 3911 Pottery Manufacture and Supplies, Education, Firing Services. 2018 Pricelist now online.

No Studio Access next Monday 25 June from 10-1 due to a school group booking. Shop will be open as usual and the studio can be used from 1pm onward. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Northcote Pottery Supplies is a proud sponsor of the upcoming @c_c_v_2019 Ceramic Conference Victoria to be held in March 2019 in the Yarra Valley. The inaugural conference consists of 3 days of action and activities to be held at one handy location. There will be presentations by local and international ceramicists, a potters market, Q&A’s with guest speakers, a gallery, beer and wine tasting, a dinner party, live music and more.

Early Bird tickets are now selling and you can purchase individual day passes or a 3 day pass for the entire conference. A range of accommodation is also available with further details on the website: https://www.ceramicconferencevictoria.com/

Did you know that our website has a catalogue of Technical Tips Sheets? We've put together some Technical Tips and Product Information to help support your practice with information about some of our most frequently asked pottery questions. These sheets are designed so that you can download them to keep as a reference when you’re tackling the next ceramic project- or print them off to create a mini ceramics text book for your future reference.

#technicaltuesday #npstechnicaltuesday

NPS has developed a Tenmoku stoneware glaze- it’s an iron saturated dark glossy glaze which works well on a variety of clay bodies, especially well on texture.
While traditionally this glaze has had many iterations of being suited to both reduction and oxidisation atmosphere firings- our recipe is designed for oxidisation. Try layering it with other glazes, it will break and fall over clay forms but just be sure to leave a generous amount of space at the base of your pieces as it can be quite fluid.

It is currently available as a 500ml brush on or 500g powder for $18.50

Term is over and our Studio Access has been pumping! So good to see many students from Term 2 continuing their throwing practice. For more info about Studio Access check our website ☝🏼

Today we welcome our new Guest Artist in Residence @lucindaflorence who will join us for the next 12 weeks. Lucinda is a qualified florist and her exploration of the various modes and methods of floral display inform her practice. She will use her time at NPS to undertake a research project into historical and cultural methods of flower arranging and vessels. Lucinda aims to produce a new series of works that can be used by florists and hobbyist to create interesting and contemporary arrangements, as well as scale up her practice and experiment with glazes and firing atmospheres.

Northcote Pottery Supplies is excited to now be stocking a range of Diamond Core Tools- Diamond Core Tools aim to allow artists to do things that could not be done before. These tools are designed to be ergonomic and minimize fatigue and muscle strain.

In store we have a range of Flexible Diamond Pads, StickyPad Gripping Pads, Diamond Rotary Pads, Trimming Spinners, Diamond Files and Semi Flex Diamond Pads in various grades. Diamond Core Tools are a high quality investment. #technicaltuesday #npstechnicaltuesday

@ria.m.green’s time as Guest Artist in Residence has come to an end. Thank you for joining us Ria, we look forward to seeing where your practice takes you.

We will be closed for the Queens Birthday Public holiday on Monday.

Last night was the final week of Intro to Glazes & Firing Kilns for Term 2. The glazes that the students developed during the course are beautiful and diverse- shown here on a range of clay bodies and forms.

There are still a few spots available in our upcoming Studio Mentor Program which starts next Thursday 14th July from 6.00-8.30. This course is only suitable for students at an intermediate level that can work
independently but may require further guidance while experimenting with form and application of decoration.

Feel free to call us on 9387 3911 or email education@northcotepotterysupplies.com.au for further information

Guest Artist in Residence @ria.m.green’s practice examines ephemeral moments of wonderment found in the natural world and built environment. It explores the possibilities of representation using colour, light and form through the process of painting, photography and hand-formed ceramic objects. Her work translates experiences of awe into a visual language.

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