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Quixotica Art Space

Quixotica is a unique creative space in Cooroy, Queensland, owned by long standing ceramic artist and educator, Rowley Drysdale. It is where Rowley creates all his work and holds regular ceramic workshops. The property features a number of anagama and gas fired kilns, several studios, artists’ accommodation, extensive gardens and a waterside gallery. It regularly hosts visiting international and interstate artists, who conduct a variety of visual arts workshops.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Saturday 15 February 2020
    This weekend workshop, run by well known ceramic artist Rowley Drysdale, describes how to produce your own glazes from basic minerals, sharing specific glaze recipes to complement your clay pieces. A multitude of glaze application processes and other surface techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.
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  • Thursday 20 February 2020
    Running for six weeks, these classes offer customised tuition for your individual skill level. Whether you are new to ceramics, or want to develop existing skills, these sessions will be tailored to your needs. Rowley will provide personal tuition in groups of just six students each term, focussing on throwing and assembling techniques. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most experienced ceramic artists and educators.
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  • Saturday 29 February 2020
    The everyday use of hand made tableware is at the heart of this workshop. It will show you the essential throwing and turning skills necessary to create bowls, cups and plates on the wheel. Whether you are new to wheel throwing or would simply like to brush up your techniques in your existing ceramics practise, this workshop will accelerate your learning.
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  • Saturday 14 March 2020
    This workshop expands traditional wheel throwing techniques and develops new shapes through the altering and manipulation of thrown forms. Whether functional or sculptural, altering your wheel thrown work adds a different dimension to your ceramic forms. Other techniques such as paddling, faceting and soft clay manipulation of bowls, vases and cups will also be covered.
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  • Saturday 28 March 2020
    Run by well known ceramic artist and educator, Rowley Drysdale, this workshop illustrates how to create large ceramic, wheel thrown forms. Rowley is well known for these shapes, and his workshop will show you how to throw and assemble bigger pieces for impressive results. Whether you are new to wheel throwing or would simply like to brush up your techniques in your existing ceramics practise, this workshop will accelerate your learning.
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  • Saturday 23 May 2020
    If you are already familiar with mixing glazes and their key components, then you are ready to venture into creating your own unique glaze formulas. This workshop will also cover the formulation of clay bodies from raw materials, adding another dimension to your clay work. Rowley will share his extensive knowledge of kiln management, including loading your kiln for best outcomes, generating reduction and oxidation atmospheres, and timing the ramp, soak and cooling cycles in your kiln..
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  • Saturday 6 June 2020
    Run by renowned ceramic artist and educator, Rowley Drysdale, this workshop demonstrates how to make your own tea essentials. Rowley will show you the intricacies of throwing and assembling a tea pot, as well as techniques to enhance your skills in making tea cups, tea bowls and other items used in a tea ceremony. Whether you are new to wheel throwing or would simply like to brush up your techniques in your existing ceramics practise, this workshop will accelerate your learning.
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