Ceramic Workshop: Make a Luscious Leaf Platter

Learn how to make a large, luscious leaf platter using clay



2 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $109 - $129 (or 4 payments of $27.25 - $32.25 Afterpay)
($129 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $119 for 2+ guests, $109 for 5+ guests)

Looking for creative things to do in Sydney? Over two hours, in a beautiful art studio in Surry Hills, your teacher, Irina from imakesculptures, will demonstrate how to create textured leaf-shaped plates or platters using clay.

With just a few, simple steps to follow, you will be able to make this perfectly decorative pottery piece for your own home. Classes are very small, limited ti 6 people, as the leaves are big and take up space.

You will also have exclusive access to large lotus leaf-shaped moulds, made by your teacher from real and rare leaves so that you can create your own fully functional, large table centrepiece.

6 people limit

You will build one shape in this class and learn insider skills and tips sculpting, glazing and firing ceramics.

Please note:

  • Everything made from ceramic must be fired in ceramic kilns.
  • You will receive guidance on where and how to do it in Sydney.

Another option is to choose an air-drying clay at the checkout. This clay does not require firing, it can look the same as the real ceramics, but it will never be as sturdy and strong as ceramics fired at 1100 degrees. Must be sealed with a professional sealant for waterproof, not appropriate for tableware. Yet, if you want to take your piece home without having to do any extra work, for decorative purposes, then this clay is the best idea for you.

Both clays have their advantages and disadvantages, you may change your mind on the day of the workshop and pay an on the spot fee.
* Studio has one lovely friendly cat that is on the pictures. She really loves observing and being in the class but won’t jump on the table or in your lap.
Let us know if you are alergic

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.


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Save $20 when you book with a friend
Add-ons available for this class
  • Swap natural ( kiln fired) clay for professional grade Air drying Clay + non- firing glaze ($15)
  • 1 time ( bisque) firing, no glaze ($20)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. No skills required.
 
What you'll get
  • Clay cube suitable for one large-sized bowl or plate.
  • All the tools and equipment needed to build your artwork, including special lotus leaf moulds to use, made by your teacher.
  • Oxides and stains for platter patina (if you wish your platter to have dark leaf nervature like some platters presented in photos).
  • Acrylic paints and brushes for air-drying clay.
What to bring
A cardboard box or a fruit crate to carry your piece home (I will help you cushion it with paper). The biggest mould for a Lotus Leaf Platter is approximately 40 cm wide.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Imakesculptures new studio - 250 Riley Street, Surry Hills NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Central station (800m).

Ceramic Workshop: Make a Luscious Leaf Platter location
Your teacher
imakesculptures
imakesculptures

4.8 (274)
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Hi, I'm Irina.

I like to introduce myself as a sculptor, although I'm engaged in different art disciplines too. I have never had another profession, nor have I wanted one. I fell in love with three-dimensional art at a very early age which came to me naturally, as I was born in a family of artists. It was the world I've grown up in, a measure of value around me.

I have graduated from Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture, and with a bit of luck, I had a chance to work internationally and gain great experience in different industries and media. Cooperating with professionals from other creative fields has perfectioned my skills and broadened the views of my artistic expression.

I have tried to gather all the projects I am engaged in on this website, showcase it, sell and teach my art. Always open for the new projects with fellow creatives, just get in touch.


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Victor Madsen Nov 2023


Attention, quality of teaching, and atmosphere were all 10/10. The class was a 50th birthday gift for my mom and she absolutely loved it. Would recommend this class to anyone.

Fleur Denny Aug 2022


This was a great workshop, had fun and looking forward to seeing the final results once dried and fired

Natalia Tan Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Lovely experience. Teacher was good in guiding us what to do. I love how she let us explore the use of different tools and shaping the clay. A very creative space. Venue is very clean and welcoming.

Pottery class review by Natalia Tan - Sydney

Leonnie McLean Jun 2022


Irina was really nice, her instructions were easy to follow. Everything we needed was supplied. We can’t wait to see the finished product.

Jasmin Lin Aug 2021

60 ClassBento workshops attended • 60 reviews


fun class, liked how my platter looks, look forward to using it when glazed and fired

Roxanne Phan Jun 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Teacher was lovely and we were given all the materials needed to make this leaf platter! Can't wait to see how it'll turn out after firing and glazing <3

Pottery class review by Roxanne Phan - Sydney

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