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An inspiring, demonstration based workshop with 
Master Potter, Michael Skewes

Michael Skewes is a highly respected and experienced potter and educator. He designs and creates handmade ceramics, architectural pieces and bespoke dinnerware from his tranquil bushland studio, Michael Skewes Pottery in Melbourne, Australia. 

With over 30 years’ experience, Michael continues to be challenged by clay as an expressive material. He makes highly resolved forms that are consistent with his intentions and that communicate on sensory and technical levels. This is an authentic opportunity to learn from and see one of Australia’s most experienced potters in action on the wheel.  

In this inspiring class, Michael will share his professional knowledge in production pottery and offer advice on producing consistent flatware across a range of sizes and thicknesses, from small plates to the very large. You will see Michael demonstrate how to plan, set up, throw and trim symmetrical, asymmetrical and altered flatware on the wheel. He will demonstrate repetition throwing to produce a consistent flatware series. Michael will discuss and demonstrate approaches to glazing and firing considerations. Common clay missteps will be explored as avenues for enriching the knowledge exchange.


DATE: Saturday, 8 April 2017
TIME: 9.30 am for a 10am start - 4pm
LOCATION: Anchor Ceramics, 1/84 Newlands Road, Reservoir
COST: $280 (GST inclusive) 
BOOKING: Please download the booking form and return email it to: 
ENQUIRIES: Email us at or telephone 0401 536 545 during business hours with your queries.

The master class is suited to those interested in extending their knowledge and understanding of wheel based methods and approaches to making production level ceramic flatware. Participants will be provided with a book to fill with ideas to apply and extend into their own practice. Still photographs may be taken and used for personal reference and inspiration. Michael is open to all questions and is keen for a lively dialogue and exchange throughout the day.

The cost includes a delicious lunch spread provided by our friends at Firecracker along with a range of fragrant teas and Red Star coffee. Please be sure to advise of any dietary requirements when booking - there's a spot for this on the booking form.


The booking form in PDF format is available to download here. Please complete the form and email it to The form can be completed electronically using Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free PDF reader which can be safely downloaded here. Alternatively, please print, fill out and then scan or photograph the completed form and send back to us at 

If you have any difficulties with downloading or completing the form, please contact us directly and we'll be able to assist.