Ceramic Workshop: Make a Luscious Leaf Platter

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



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 3 to 14

label $99 - $119 ($119 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $109 for 3+ guests, $99 for 6+ guests)

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

With just a few, simple hacks you will be able to make this perfectly decorative pottery for your own home. Throughout the class, multiple textures of leaves and laces will be offered for you to use on your piece in the class.

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.

This class is scheduled with a limited number of people so that everyone gets a chance to ask questions and your teacher can provide personalised tips and tricks on how to build shape and texture.

10 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.


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 (about 600-700) with a choice between two clays: white or terracotta (both high-quality beautiful clays).
  • 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.
 
Location

Imakesculptures new studio - 250 Riley Street, Surry Hills NSW

Your teacher
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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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Jasmin Lin Aug 2021


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

Roxanne Phan Jun 2021


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

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