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Australian Ceramics

The Australian Ceramics Association fosters a lively, engaged ceramics community throughout Australia. We publish The Journal of Australian Ceramics, organise nationwide open studio events, support ceramic artists in their studio practice and advocate for excellence in ceramics education and training. We work to spread the excitement and passion of ceramics throughout Australia so that everyone has the opportunity to recognise, experience and value ceramics in their daily lives.

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Sophisticated Surfaces with Shannon Garson

This course has 3 lessons. In this course Shannon Garson demonstrates how to make colours using a variety of materials. She talks about colour and surface decorating effects, in the context of firing. Shannon guides you through scraffito and shellac resist decoration techniques. Appropriate tools, brushes, handling greenware and studio safety are also discussed. In the final lesson, layering and combining the different techniques is shown, and Shannon discusses how to consider the whole ceramic object.