Our classroom, used for most of our public programs, is located at Glebe Town Hall at 160 St John's Rd, Glebe 2073. The classroom is roughly 9 minutes on foot from our studios.
The classroom is best accessed from the Mt Vernon Street gate, on the left of Glebe Town Hall's main entrance. The stairway to our classrooms are located immediately behind the black metal gates.
Our classroom and kiln facilities within Glebe Town Hall are both wheelchair accessible. There is an accessibility ramp into the Hall at the Mt Vernon Street gate, where an elevator is located inside immediately to the left behind automated swinging glass doors. The kil.n.it classroom and kiln room are on the basement level.
If you have any specific questions to ask us about accessibility here at kil.n.it please contact us on;
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 02 9571 4772
Kil.n.it is a collection of studio spaces and opportunities all rolled into one.
If you have a unique class idea and are happy to work towards making it a reality - lets chat about how to do it. Keep in mind, kil.n.it is here for artists and those in creative industries and want to celebrate and promote all aspects of the profecccreative process
First Step: email email@example.com with your idea and sus out to when you ideal timeframe would be to run the class. Pictures of previous works or classworks are ideal at this stage.
Second: work as many details of your proposed class you can think of, i.e:
Third: if the plan looks feasible amongst our classes and events program, it is time to meet and plan out how to put it all in action!
Ceramic Jewelry is beautiful and unique everytime, we at kil.n.it appreciated the value of the time invested in these pieces.
But with tiny things comes specialised care necessary for each individual piece (i.e Alumina Hydrate for Porcelain Brooches, Egyptian paste beads need a wire rack, etc).
If you want your jewellery fired perfectly but you aren't around to take the time putting it in the kiln, it would be best to also make a plate or bead tree to hold your pieces all in one place so no clumsy handling causes your good things to suffer!
Booking your pieces in as gaps is only appropriate if they take up the space of a coffee cup, if taller or wider, you will need to buy multiple gaps to cover the space allocation. or you will be charged.
*If using Wire to hold up beads, ensure you provide the correct wire.
*If requiring Alumina hydrate, ensure you have purchased enough to lay under your pieces.
*If particularly fragile items, it is part of our firing terms and conditions that you are available for the duration of the pack to place pieces into the kiln yourself in a deemed appropriate by the Technician.
Every space has some expected conventions on how you conduct yourself to ensure a harmonious time. A Shared studio space is one that needs some kind parameters to ensure everyone can get along with what they are doing and each other.
BEFORE you spend time in the workshop, we encourage you to familiarise yourself with the "kil.n.it studio guidelines, 2016".
THE Technique Toolkit: 6 Week Beginners Course is our allrounder skill experiencer class, geared for beginners and rookies with ceramic methodology.
We recommend it if you are interested in trying out ceramics, not too worried about making any specific object but open to investigating the material as a starting point to anything!
Technique toolkit exposes you to not only a range of skills between hand building and throwing, but also you sample different artists who work professionally in the medium in craft and art fields.
Come in and use the room, keep it alive and kicking all week long!
That said you must be inducted into the Workshop WHS policies.
This is to give you the chance to see where the key box is, where to enter the super secret code, and how to be in the space safely.
Please always be mindful that the space is shared and needs you to record your arrival and departure times in case of emergencies.
Call 02 9571 4772
or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceramics is a big topic, practice of art and science.
But really, all you need to do is:
You must >
> know your clay temperature.
> make your things
>be careful to dry things evenly until clay is pale (4 days approximately)
> If the clay is thicker than your thump, allow more than a week to dry.
Optional > Apply coloured slips onto clay
> Bisque fire your works (strengthens pieces, tried and true)
> wait for the works to cool,
> Glaze your works (for best results: with glazes that match clay type)
> wipe away glaze from base + 5mm up of work (imagine putting icing on the base of a cake, then putting it in the oven again... nope. )
> Glaze fire your works.
> collect when cool.
Kil.n.it is unique in it’s pricing of their kiln space – it’s primarily by occupied space, not weight. Any booking of the “kil.n.it studios 420L kiln” is approximately two shelves that span 60cm wide x 25cm deep and can be upto a total height of 40 cm. If you are unsure about the space you should book, try placing your objects in an outlined space matching the measurements.
This measurement is a guide and fluctuates dependant upon the objects, for example flat objects like plates require and use more shelves but still allow height for other peoples works and so do not impinge on the total pack. Another factor that affects the measuring guide is that Glaze firing works requires a clear 2cm space around each glazed object when placed in kiln to allow for heat and stop objects joining during firing.
These images are if the inside of the communal kiln, after one year of use. one Quarter of a kiln is difficult to visualise, but if you imagine this area filled with wine bottles, it is approximately the capacity of the 1/4 kiln. Keeping space for props and allowing for the use of 2-3 shelves in your 1/4, it get easier to imagine how much to book. these wine bottles are 35cm tall, perfect as a measure of space to occupy a 1/4 kiln.
*Note that there is a base shelf held up with bricks, this is used for communal glaze firings to help ensure even temperature coverage throughout the kiln.
If you require this to be removed to fit the height of your pieces, we recommend booking into a freestyle firing as opposed to a 1/2 of a kiln.
Do you have any more questions?
Please contact us and it might make it onto our FAQs page (with many thanks to you!)
we are kil.n.it
kil.n.it is a not for profit creative space, providing studios, workshop space and classes to those with an explorative, avant-garde attitude to ceramics.
Made possible by the City of Sydney Accommodation Grants program ~ we thank you!
the studio @ The Nurses Quarters (behind the library)
184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037
the classroom @ Glebe Town Hall
160 St John's Road, Glebe 2037
Inquiries: email: email@example.com
Emergencies phone: 02 9571 4772
office contact hours: 10am - 4pm weekdays
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