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Karen Steenbergen Ceramics

Due to demand, I have been to shuffle around my schedule to fit in a Tuesday night class.
4 weeks of wheel throwing learning and fun, starting
Tues May 9th.
6.30pm to 9pm.
10hours over 4 weeks.
All levels welcome.
Bookings via the website , link in bio
If you are a returning student contact me for a discount code.
#ceramics #ceramic #clay #potterycoursesintorquay #learnpottery

Excited to be putting together some new equipment for the studio on a Saturday night in prep for tomorrows, monthly Sunday ceramic class.
Anyone know what these are?

I have 2 of them. Sooo excited..

“Hands deep in earth, spinning clay,
Creating form from shapeless play.
A vessel born from simple dirt,
A work of art, a thing of worth.

The wheel spins round, a soothing sound,
As fingers guide the clay, unbound.
Mold and shape, with gentle touch,
Into a form that's loved so much.

The joy of pottery, a peaceful art,
A chance to let creativity start.
To take the earth and make it new,
To shape and mold, to make it true.

A masterpiece, a piece of heart,
Born from the clay, and the potter's art.
A thing of beauty, a work of grace,
A symbol of our human race.

So come and sit, and spin the wheel,
And feel the joy of clay so real.
For in this art, there's much to find,
And joy and peace for heart and mind.”

A little prose to start the day..

NOW OPEN: bookings for Autumn Term 2 Pottery Classes.
Starting in 2 weeks: time to get creative.
Prices and t&c’s and bookings on the website
If you are a returning student, message me for your discount code.

See you soon.

#ceramics #ceramic #classes #prose #mindfulness #learning #colour #madeintorquay

Autumn pottery classes have just gone live.

Book via the website
Link in bio.

All classes of mixed levels.
And you have a choice of wheel throwing or handbuilding or a beginners taster of both.

Returning students 10% discount code. Message me for the code.

Friday morning 10am to 12.30pm or Friday afternoon 1.30pm to 4pm.

Filling fast. If you miss out, let me know and I will pop you on my early bird waitlist for next term.

#potteryclasses #learning #fun #clay #ceramics #ceramic

Happy Easter.

Bookings about to open for Term 2, Pottery Classes.
(Jasper, our pottery pup, showing off the new studio. He loves a pat and watching all the fun, laughter and creativity in the studio).

The countdown is on: only 7 days to go: bookings opening online at 10am Friday 14th April.

Then it’s 3 weeks until classes for Term 2 commence, on May 5th.

Beginners/intermediate classes Wheel Throwing: a generous 2.5hrs per class. Lots of time for learning.
6 sessions: 5 sessions then 2 week break before final glaze session.

Friday: 10.30am to 1pm. Or
Friday: 2pm to 4.30pm.

For all new students please book via website. link in bio

Returning students have until Thursday 13th to confirm bookings direct with me. Please DM or text asap.

T&c’s: please note session dates allow for one make up class which must be taken during the first 5 session weeks. No other transfers permitted. Payment will imply your acceptance of this.

If you have a bit of pottery experience (not a complete beginner) and you can’t commit to a term of 6 sessions, then the monthly Sunday class could be for you: held on the last Sunday of each month. 5 hours of creative learning. 10.30am to 3.30pm. Light refreshments included: tea/coffee/crepes. To make a booking DM me. Come to many sessions as you like, or come to one. All booked individually.

#creative #pottery #surfcoast #makers #potteryclasses #ceramic #ceramics

Posted @withregram • @thehiveoceangrove CONNECTION begins tomorrow with the Meet the Artists Opening Saturday 4th March 2-4pm. All are welcome to 'examine the ties that bind us'.

Torquay based Karen Steenbergen has built on her love and connection to architecture and design and included her connection to the Victorian High Country in her "Dinner Plain" Series. Spending several weeks skiing at Mt Hotham and staying in Dinner Plain, she observed the unique building codes and architectural style of the houses there. To Karen, it seemed like a contemporary take on the mountain cattleman's huts that were built in the remote high plains in the late 1800's.
This pieces are handbuilt and continue the story first explored in her Denmark residency in 2022.

A Group Exhibition of Ceramics with paintings by Anne Miller
@yumdesignceramics @kuhl.ceramics

#art #Ceramics #clay #ceramique #handcrafted #artgallery #gallery #exhibition #paintings #painting #oilpainting #thehiveoceangrove #connection

A sneak peak while photographing work in readiness for drop off to @thehiveoceangrove gallery
for the upcoming group ceramic exhibition ‘connection’, opening March 3-26th, 2023, opening event March 4th, 2-4pm.
I recently discovered the Grasstree Park Reserve in Torquay, not far from my new house/studio and instantly ‘connected’ with the Grasstree sandy environment and it took me straight back to summer holidays spent at Wilson’s Promontory with family, hiking between all the grasstrees there.
Come and join me for a walk through the Grasstrees, and ‘see’ the varying natural sculptures and complimentary colour tones of the Grasstree park.

Join me at the exhibition opening on March 4th, between 2-4pm for a glass of bubbly as we ‘connect’ with nature and stroll through the park.

#ceramics #exhibition #grasstreereserve #grasstreereservetorquay #wilsonsprom #madeintorquay #connection #connections #madeinaustralia #handbuilt #grasstrees #grasstreesaustralia #ceramic #clay #colour #nature #exhibitionopening

Glaze testing session, at the midway class of the 6 Week session course. Looking forward to seeing what the combinations everyone chose, come out like. These will help us choose how to glaze all the pieces made during the term, in the last session in a few weeks.
Can’t believe we have just finished session 4, the term is speeding by.
If you would like to go on the waitlist for the Autumn term, starting just after Easter, send me a DM or email or text Karen on 0417 539343.
#ceramics #glazetesting #ceramic #clay

Posted @withregram • @thehiveoceangrove

Save the date!
Opening Saturday 4th March 2-4pm. All welcome.
Meet the artists & discover a 'connection', in the annual Group Ceramics Exhibition
We welcome three new artists in March, Lene Kuhl Jakobsen, Lee Goller, & Anne Miller, accompanied by Karen Steenbergen & Kirsty Manger.
@karensteenbergen_ceramics @yumdesignceramics

#art #ceramics #ceramique #paintings #painting #mangroves #connection #seeds #family #Exhibition #artgallery #gallery #thehiveoceangrove #aguidetooceangrove #visit geelongbellarine

Another sparkly construction machine video: anyone else love watching big machinery doing their thing?

Can’t wait to have a sparkly new driveway and path to the new studio. We moved the driveway just a bit to the left.

Exciting morning at the studio/house: driveway and path construction well on the way.
And a sneak park of the studio from the side entrance.

Studio already looks worn in: but still a few things to reorganise now that classes have started and I have idea for better functionality.
So good to have my kiln back and on its legs for the first time, now it’s found it’s forever home.

If you would like to join me for a term class, or party, work do, hens party, bucks party, or just a friends get together, hit me up for some ideas for an afternoon or evening you’ll never forget.

Christening the new studio:
After moving and unpacking for most of January, was awesome to welcome back regular students, to the monthly Sunday workshop, and test out the new kARsT Ceramics studio.
Lots of champagne, crepes, duck, cake by Lee, flowers by Lee, oh and some pottery as well. 😄

Classes are running on Friday mornings, afternoons and sat mornings: if you would like to go in the waitlist for term 2, just send a DM, email
Or text on 0417 539343.

Check out website for more class info.

Great start to 2023. 🥳🥳

It’s another beautiful day on the Surf Coast: Day 2 of the Studio Pop up sale, with Renée Treml. @reneetreml

Lots of original prints, decorations, illustrations, vases, bowls, and bargain clearance ceramic pieces. Time to clear the shelves in preparation for moving to my new studio in January.
And we have nibbles to help those hunger urges while browsing.

#sale #ceramics #ceramic

Only a few more days of ‘The River’ exhibition at Anglesea Art Space: finishes on Sunday 11th December: stoked that my pieces resonated with people and most will go to new homes. Only 4 pieces left. Get in quick if you would like a piece.
#theriver #ceramics #ceramic #clay #localdesign #bespoke #dreamyblues #madeintorquay #surfcoast #surfcoastart #surfcoastshire #river #thompsonriver #pointimpossible

It’s a joy to be ‘hanging’ in the gallery today. Pop in and say hi and soak in the art.

Posted @withrepost • @thehiveoceangrove Wayne Elliott's newest works in the gallery. @wayneell2
Open today until 4pm. Meet our ceramicist Karen Steenbergen looking after the place with thanks, while I recover from Covid.

#art #ceramics #paintings #naiveart #artnaif #wayneelliott #artgallery #gallery #pots #karenmsteenbergen #thehiveoceangrove

Love seeing my plates decorated with beautiful food by @samesynrestaurant

Great place to experience the costal vibe and they were recently awarded ‘1 Hat’ by The Good Food Guide: congrats guys.

#eatlocsl #supportlocal #handmadefoodandceramics #ceramics #artforeatingoff #functionalart #madeintorquay #handmade #buylocal

Beautiful original Christmas cards by Renee available at our combined studio pop up sale on Dec 9, 1-7pm with drinks and nibbles 10th and 11th from 10-4pm, at the home studio of @reneetreml
At 14 Lowtide Drive, Torquay.
Look forward to seeing you there.

Very excited to be invited to be part of this exhibition at Anglesea Art Space from 24th Nov to 11th December 2022.

A mixture of mediums and installations, representing each artists response and connection to Our Rivers.

Opening event on Saturday 26th of November from 2-4pm. Pop by after you vote for a glass of bubbles and nibbles. Make a day of it.

Look forward to seeing you there.

#ceramics #ceramic #clay #river #water #exhibtion #inspiredbyourriver #pointimpossible #thompsoncreek

My first live video in my studio, please be kind.
Big thanks to Anne, Lee, Wendy and Sally for demonstrating their growing pottery skills.
We are coming towards the end of the Spring Term and it’s one of the last classes in my temporary studio before I move into the bright new studio in the new year. More videos to come of the new studio space.
If you would like to go on my wait list for 2023 classes, send me a message or DM.
#ceramics #ceramic #clay #handbuilding #wheelthrowing #livevideobravery

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