Clay Hand Building Workshop: Mud and Merlot

Get crafty and boozy on Friday night



2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 4 to 10

label $130 (or 4 payments of $32.50 Afterpay)

Looking for unique Melbourne activities to try this weekend? Why not learn how to make your own personalized vessels while enjoying a glass of Victorian Merlot and cheese at Diana Ceramic's fun hand building workshop!

This relaxed clay workshop is all about having fun and having the opportunity to create a ceramic piece from scratch.

To begin, you'll sip on a glass of delicious Merlot as you learn about the clay. Then a friendly expert will guide you through the basic steps of how to use a pinching technique to create a cup, mug, or planter.

This is a fun, casual intro to clay, a chance to have a laugh and get your hands a little dirty! If you're looking for hens party ideas or gift experiences for a keen creative, this fun ceramic hand building workshop in Melbourne would be a great pick for you!

Please note:
Due to the time, it takes to fire and glaze each piece, your pieces will be ready for collection about ten working days later - just in time to pot your plants into their new handmade homes!



Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly workshop.
 
What you'll get
  • All the pottery making materials and equipment to work with
  • Firing is included
  • Your pot to take home.
What to bring
An old bath towel and your wonderful self.
 
Suitable for

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

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


Diana Ceramic is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

We are working hard to keep everyone safe and follow the new rules. At the same time, we need to protect ourselves financially so that we can keep having you all in our lovely little studio throughout this difficult period and the future beyond it.
We all have a responsibility to keep each other safe and protected. Our studio, or individual students, can be fined if everyone does not follow the government guidelines, so please commit yourself to the below guidelines and help us make sure your classmates are following them too.

YOUR COMMITMENT:

• You must show proof of covid-19 vaccination
• You must bring your own face mask
• You must use hand sanitiser on arrival and throughout your class
• You must maintain a 1.5-metre distance from another person within the studio
• Do not visit if you have symptoms – STAY AT HOME
OUR COMMITMENT:

• All Diana Ceramic Staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19
• We will disinfect the studio, the tools and the workstations before and after every class
• All classwork, materials and tools will be prepped and at your station for when you arrive
• We have regular sanitation and ventilation system of the workspace in place.
• We will continuously review our workshops to make sure that they are always in line with the Government’s latest guidelines: your and our team's safety is our top priority
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us, [email protected] and we’ll be so happy to talk it all through with you.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe, we can’t wait to see you soon ????
Location

Diana Ceramic - 3/6 Duffy St, Burwood VIC

Your teacher
Diana Ceramic
Diana Ceramic

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A couple of years ago on a cold winter's night, I wanted to distract myself from my run-of-the-mill professional life and decided to take a wheel throwing class. Straight away I was hooked! It was a unique experience - a feeling like nothing I had ever known or heard before!

I touched the clay, and it felt as if I was under a spell… Something as mundane and earthly as mud, yet so out of this world.

I became obsessed with pottery as an after-hours passion, and within a few months, it began to poke my creativity. Pottery became a way for meditation, reflection, and self-expression for me.

Only a few weeks into it, and I realized I had a unique set of tools to shape the clay into extraordinary forms: my background in science, my feminine delicacy, my curiosity, and a keen passion for experimenting with new things, all of which have been shaping the concepts behind my works.

My current practice ranges from tableware to decorative bowls and vases, all of which are typified by elegant imperfection, playfulness, and simplicity. A perfect whole with all my imperfections!

My approach to work is experimental, investigational, and sort of perky as I see this to be the very essence of my view of artistic activity. That said, I don’t like to follow any fixed procedures. I love to step out of the traditional pottery and give my own unique modern touch to it.

I relish playing with different types of clay and enjoy developing new glaze recipes. I’m always ecstatic with the results every time I open the kiln.

I see pottery as a form of expression, a language of the hands. It has helped me to express who I am, my roots, and my cultural identity - an aesthetic blend of Australian simplicity with a root to my Persian background.

As a woman who was born and raised in Iran, faced with lots of cultural taboos, censorship, and "do’s and don’ts" in daily life, a lot of my work focuses on the female form, which I believe helps to break cultural taboos on body and gender.

Diana Ceramic Studio is my lifelong dream that has been made a reality - a space to shape, reshape, and fulfil my love for pottery, and share my skills and passion with others. The studio is a cosy, friendly, and inspiring space, welcoming anyone who shares a passion for clay and ceramics, from absolute beginners to seasoned artists. “The studio gives access to equipment that is otherwise unavailable or too costly for individuals to afford and provides a fun and relaxed environment to learn, create, and chill out.”

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Katrina Morrow May 2022


Thank you so much Diana for a lovely afternoon. We loved the workshop and enjoyed learning how to handle the clay. It was lots of fun and would highly recommend this to others.
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