Chris Hoggard Ceramics

creative ceramics

 

Chris Hoggard
Ceramics

creative ceramics

creative ceramics

About Chris Hoggard

Training as an art teacher introduced me to a wide range of mediums including spinning, weaving, printmaking, painting and ceramics. Clay however, became my passion since I started creating garden ornaments to decorate my garden thirty or more years ago.

I use earthenware/stoneware and raku clay to create hand-built garden art such as sculpted hares, fish, bird baths and totem poles with a variety of subject matter. I also enjoy experimenting with man-made and natural found objects to create surface textures in my pieces

I completed a Post Graduate Diploma of Ceramics at Ballarat University in 2018 to further my knowledge of all things technical relating to clays and glazes.

I continue to make and sell my work at markets and various retail outlets around the district. My Instagram page Chris Hoggard Ceramics is updated regularly with students work and projects I am working on either as commissions or exploring new works.

About My Pottery Classes

My studio is situated in Warncoort near Colac and Birregurra in the Western District. It is nestled into my three acres of garden and is a relaxed and creative space to share with students that come to my potttery classes which I run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with sessions in the morning and afternoon of each day.  

Students pay an “up front” fee for six classes (2 hours per week) which covers all material costs including use of tools, clay, glazes, and firings. A wide range of hand building, glazing and decorating techniques are offered as an introduction. Generally, after several weeks students choose to create individual works with assistance, resulting in a large range of projects happening at any one time. As classes are small (no more than six students per class) plenty of assistance is available. Many of my students have had minimal experience with clay and it is so gratifying to watch them become more confident with each project they attempt. If you think you might like to join a class feel free to contact me from the link below and I will get back to you promptly.

About My Pottery Classes

My studio is situated in Warncoort near Colac and Birregurra in the Western District. It is nestled into my three acres of garden and is a relaxed and creative space to share with students that come to my potttery classes which I run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with sessions in the morning and afternoon of each day.  

Students pay an “up front” fee for six classes (2 hours per week) which covers all material costs including use of tools, clay, glazes, and firings. A wide range of hand building, glazing and decorating techniques are offered as an introduction. Generally, after several weeks students choose to create individual works with assistance, resulting in a large range of projects happening at any one time. As classes are small (no more than six students per class) plenty of assistance is available. Many of my students have had minimal experience with clay and it is so gratifying to watch them become more confident with each project they attempt. If you think you might like to join a class feel free to contact me from the link below and I will get back to you promptly.

Chris Hoggard is an amazing teacher, she is inspiring and has many years of experience to guide beginners and experienced alike. Her studio is divine… welcoming and comfortable. If you are at all interested in learning how to work with clay, you have to see Chris, you will love it!

Lynne Richardson

I love going to Chris’s pottery classes. I love the studio and the friendly atmosphere of the small classes. I love that Chris is flexible, enthusiastic, warm and always ready for a chat and laugh while being professional and helpful.
Chris and her pottery classes make my heart sing…!!

Jen Psaila

Never made a pot in my life (not even at school). I enrolled in Chris’ classes after attending a pottery day she ran at our work. I LOVE it! I love making things! Chris has opened a new door in my life. She just knows when to instruct or when to let us explore.

Deb McIntire

These classes have been my first ever experience of pottery. I am throughly enjoying the self paced learning in a beautiful environment with a small group of people who have lots of fun. I have already learnt many different techniques using different types of clay. Chris is very encouraging, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend having a crack at some classes even if you aren’t ‘arty’

Narelle Frith

Student Gallery

See some examples of my students projects.

Chris’s Gallery

See some examples of my work. Contact me for orders and pricing.

Contact Chris

Email Chris

[email protected]

Email Chris

[email protected]

Call Chris

0429 311 698

Address

60 Roseneath Road
Warncoort, Vic 3243
(near Colac)