Teachers Day April 18th

Teachers Professional Learning Day

Since 2016, Clay Gulgong has featured opportunities for teachers to share the craft of teaching ceramics in Australian schools. At Clay Gulgong 2024, this will be extended to include a full-day program of professional learning with workshops and presentations from leading ceramic artists from across Australia. Keith Brymer Jones from the popular British program The Great Pottery Throwdown and patron for the National Society for Education in Art and Design in the UK will be the first speaker of the day, and later open the K-12 Exhibition.

Please note we have packed-in as much as possible for you to get the most out of your day.

Program – Thursday 18th April, 2024

 08.00 – 08.30  Registration – Red Hill
 08.30 – 08.40  Acknowledgement to Country – Karen King, National K-12 Co-ordinator
 Welcome to Clay Gulgong – Bernadette Mansfield, Artistic Director
 08.40 – 09.00  Keith Brymer Jones: https://www.keithbrymerjones.com/
 Ceramics in Education
 09.00 – 10.45  Artist Workshop
 Fleur Schell: https://www.fleurschell.com/
 Stories and Characters: Handbuilding ceramics figures
 10.45 – 11.00  Morning Tea (please bring with you)
 Product information (Keanes, S&S, Blackwattle, Walkers etc)
 Red Hill Masters
 11.15 – 12.15  Masters Presentation: Memorial Hall
 Join CG delegates for Master’s Presentation by Tim See (USA)
 12.15 – 12.45  Lunch (Gulgong town cafes and pubs)
 12.45 – 14.45  Artist Workshop
 Ebony Russell: https://ebonyrussell.com/
 Cake Decorating and Construction. Piping clay to construct forms
 14.45 – 15.15  Product and Technical Information: Keanes Ceramics
 Red Hill Masters
 15.15 – 16.45  Artist Workshop
 Simone Fraser: https://simonefraser.com.au/
 Surface Treatments: Texture and Colour
 17.45 – 18.45  Opening of the K-12 Exhibition by Keith Brymer Jones and an acknowledgement of teachers who work
 with clay in the classroom.
 18.45 onwards   Teachers Day participants are warmly invited to join CG delegates for all the evening festivities and
 talks on the 18th April, including the Readers and Writers festival. Please check the
 Clay Gulgong program for more information.

Purchase your ticket here: TICKETS

More info about the presenters can be found here

Download this PDF for Self Identified PD for teachers accreditation documentation which contains Suggested Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Proficient Level.

Please Note
The Teachers Day Pass is for one day ONLY. Any teachers that would like to extend their engagement to a two-or-three day registration will need to purchase a Full Week pass. A Four Day Block Pass does not include the TEACHERS DAY program.

Clay Gulgong delegates who have already registered for a Full Week Pass are eligible to attend workshops and presentations that are part of the teachers professional learning program.

Any delegates who have already purchased a ‘Four-day Block Pass’ and would like to participate in the TEACHERS DAY activities will need to upgrade their ticket to a full-week pass. Please contact our admin office to do so.