Project Snail @ Newtown

Project Snail run pottery and design classes for the beginner to advanced student in their studios in Newtown, Sydney.

Developed by Korean artist Daegeon and Rebecca to encourage thinking and creativity. We enrolled for the “experience”, a single class for $79. This included an intro to clay work and throwing on a potters wheel and they trimmed and glazed. All tools and materials are included. They also have the “full intro” which is three lessons for throwing, trimming and glazing at a cost of 59 for each session.

We arrived for our two hour session at the studio and met the teacher Daegeon. We put our things in storage and popped on an apron, and sat at a potters wheel. The class was a good size of just 8 people. Daegeon introduced himself, and whilst he was a tad hard to understand at times (had to wear face mask), he had a great manner for teaching and a great sense of humour to keep it entertaining. He taught us how to make something from start to finish and drew some of the steps on a whiteboard. It was hard to remember it all, but another staff member, Hyeyoung helped if we had trouble. As a teacher myself, I think each step and then we copy, might be a good idea.

After finishing the first piece, they allowed us to make another. Following this, we clean up and pack up the materials used.

If you’re doing three sessions, you come back to trim and glaze yourself. But since we only did one, we paid the extra 20 (so $59 + $20) for the staff to do the trimmings and glazing. We pick a colour glaze and we are to be contacted in two weeks to collect it. This is a great option if you just want a taster of the class.

I did the class with my friend and sister and it’s a great idea for a present, an activity for a little hens do or even by yourself. Even if you’re not the most creative person around, it’s good fun, not too difficult and they will help if needed.

The space can also be used as a studio for artists to hire to complete their work.

Project Snail

527 King St

Newtown NSW 2042

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