Clay Sculpture Class: Moon Gazing Hare

Learn how to make a hare sculpture from clay in the Adelaide Hills

4 hours Class size 6 to 8     label $175

This beginners' pottery class gives you the opportunity to build your own hare sculpture, learning from experienced potter and teacher, Alison Arnold, in a relaxing studio environment in Adelaide Hills.

The form of the hare lends itself readily to creative interpretation and is often represented in paintings, sculpture and jewellery. The hare is associated with many legends and mystical tales and some say the moon gazing hare brings good fortune.

In this four-hour class, you will sculpt your own a hare figure using a coarse-textured sculpting clay, looking at various ways in which the form can be interpreted.

Pottery making is a mindful activity and you'll soon be immersed in the process as you bring your special creation to life! Plus, you'll get to cherish your gorgeous creation for many moons to come (pickup is available three to four weeks after the class).

Knowledge required
No experience needed!
What you'll get
  • Expert tuition with an experienced potter.
  • All clay and materials to hand build your own ceramic moon gazing hare.
  • 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 great for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.


Red Bird Studio - 6 Deneland Drive, 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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