Clay Hand Building Class: Build a Birdhouse

Make a clay bird house for your garden in Adelaide

4 hours Class size 1 to 9 (public classes), 6 to 10

label $175 (or 4 payments of $43.75 Afterpay)

Create the perfect bird abode to hang in your garden in this pottery class in Adelaide with Red Bird Studio Art.

In this beginner-friendly class, you'll use textured clay to build the house and decorate it with textures patterns and impressions.

You might also like to make some chunky beads to enhance your birdhouse. Your garden birds will be queueing around the block to make it their home!

Learning from experienced potter and teacher, Alison Arnold, in a relaxing studio environment, you'll learn lots of new skills and you'll soon be immersed in the meditative experience.

Pottery classes are a mindful activity and you're sure to unwind as part of the making process. By the end of the class, you'll have a wonderful ceramic birdhouse to brighten up your garden - a comfortable home for your feathered friends.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Expert tuition with an experienced potter.
  • All clay and materials to hand build your own ceramic birdhouse.
  • Firing and glazing of your ceramic creation (which will be ready to collect three to four weeks after the class).
What to bring
Wear some comfy clothes that you don't mind getting messy in.
Suitable for

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

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


Hawthorndene, SA

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Alison is a full-time studio potter and teacher living in the Adelaide Hills. She has been making pots for over 30 years but clay has been a part of her life from early childhood. Memories include hands in the sticky red ‘Murram’ mud in Kenya where she spent several years as a child, and at high school in the UK creating elaborate sculptural animals and Celtic inspired coil pots.

Alison began formal studies as soon as she came to live in Australia in 1999 gaining a BA at Adelaide Centre for the Arts. She then took up a place on the associate training scheme at the JamFactory in Adelaide and continued as a studio tenant. Before setting up her own studio she took up further study at the University of South Australia obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management.

Alison has built up an extensive library of forming and decorating techniques and enjoys sharing these with students as well as using them to make and decorate pots from the functional to the whimsical. Drinking vessels, bowls, kitchenware are thrown on the wheel with practical simplicity or delicately formed by hand into ultra-fine porcelain objects. She relishes every part of the process of making from design stage and consideration of form and function to indulging in the elaborate, highly decorated whimsy of exhibition pieces.

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