Clay Sculpture Class: Animal Sculptures

Learn how to make animal pottery using paper clay in Adelaide

Red Bird Studio Art

Red Bird Studio Art

5.0 (4)

4 hours Class size 4 to 10     label $159

Build your own ceramic animal sculpture with paper clay in this beginners' pottery class in the Adelaide Hills.

Learning from studio potter, Alison Arnold, you'll learn how to build your pottery animal in a relaxed and supportive environment.

We'll be working with paper clay, which is a handy sculpting material since its structure allows potters to build larger structures that can support themselves without the need for hollowing out.

Pottery is a lovely way to unwind, by yourself or with your friends and family. Learning a new skill as you create your animal, you'll be proud to display your ceramic creation in your home and remind yourself of your achievement.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required
Ideal for beginners.
What you'll get
  • Expert tuition with an experienced potter.
  • All paper clay and materials to hand build your own 25cm animal sculpture.
  • Firing and glazing of your ceramics (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 a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

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


Hawthorndene, SA

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Red Bird Studio Art
Red Bird Studio Art

5.0 (4)

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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