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Dunedin School of Art – Programme During 60th National Diamond Jubilee

October 24 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm NZDT


Sunday 24th October: 

Open to public at no cost for these Sunday sessions. (times for these events will be available later in the year).

Neil Grant   Neil Grant retrospective exhibition in the Dunedin School of Art – floor talk / questions

  • Decorating with a brush demonstration and have a go on paper, mixed in with some of Neil’s studio   philosophy and history

Pop Up exhibition of current students work, O block exhibition space.

Showcase of some of the Dunedin School of Art Ceramic Collection.

3 of the Dunedin School of Art post graduate students will discuss their Post Graduate projects in a series of studio floor talks.

Bronwyn Mohring           Project discussion

This MFA project began with old photos of myself with a rocking horse and this led me to contemplate the relationships I have had with my equine friends throughout my life, from rocking horse to ageing paddock mate.  My characters became vehicles for examining the nature of fear and its evolution from childhood intangibles to the anxiety of maturity, adulthood and age.  All of these concepts are explored with clay and cast glass toy like creations.

Liz Rowe                          Project discussion

The Exchange is part of a practice-based Master of Fine Arts at the Dunedin School of Art. My project involves making the perfect bowl, attempting to repeat it ( potentially 9,999 times) and then investigating the dispersal of the bowls. Time, craft, labour and value are core concepts. To find out more visit exchange.arts.nz

Lissie Brown                    Project discussion

Lissie Browns work explores the intersection between ceramic and  sculptural installation practice. Addressing feminist issues within Western culture her work centres around the exploration of what it means to be female within contemporary society, from both physical and psychological perspectives.

3D Clay printer demonstration – our new clay 3D printer will be operating and there will be demonstration of how it works.

Dunedin School of Art Ceramics Studio and school tours

Monday 25th October

Michael Tannock           Masterclass

Advanced Throwing Demonstration and Workshop – bowls and glaze. This class will run for the full day and is a hands on workshop.

Participants will need to have at least a good understanding and experience of how to do basic  throwing, this class is not for beginner throwers.

There will be a class up on the Dunedin School of Art ‘nightclass’ page in the coming weeks where any member of the public can register for this workshop – Labour Day Advanced Throwing Demonstration and Workshop.


There is a minimum of 7 participants for this class to run, and a maximum limit of 14 participants for this class.

The Workshop price is $160.


  1. throwing larger sizes
  2. throwing tricks and tips
  3. clay shrinkage
  4. compaction
  5. managing drying and firing
  6. managing thickness of bowls in throwing and in trimming
  7. changes in form during drying and firing
  8. managing different clay types
  9. general design
  10. strategies for getting from design to finished object.
  11. using the Currie grid to understand glaze types – Looking at Currie grid tiles that and numerous test tiles, and discussion of clay types.

Michael Tannock Biography

It was 1994, while completing a degree in English Literature, that I went to a night class in Ceramics. I was instantly hooked – no going back. Fortunately, Otago is home to a ceramics degree course, so the next four years were spent at the Dunedin School of Art, South Island of New Zealand.

On graduating, I worked from my garden studio for several years, then took up the position of resident potter at Glenfalloch, a picturesque garden on the Otago Peninsula. In 2005, I spent some amazing months as a studio assistant in the ceramics department at Peters Valley, New Jersey, USA. Now, I work from my home studio in Dunedin. I also return to art school once a week – this time as a teacher.



October 24 @ 9:00 am NZDT
October 25 @ 4:00 pm NZDT
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