Clay Sculpture Class: Moon Gazing Hare

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

4 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $165 (or 4 payments of $41.25 Afterpay)

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

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

Red Bird Studio Art is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


6 Deneland Drive, Hawthorndene SA

Your teacher
Red Bird Studio Art
Red Bird Studio Art

4.9 (76)

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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Jacquie Scott Nov 2021

Thank you Alison,
A wonderful way to spend a Sunday. This class was informative, great fun, and very therapeutic.

Lani Ramsey Nov 2021

lovely calm instructor- beautiful atmosphere- the class was well paced, achievable and we all created a gorgeous individual piece. would definitely do another class thank you!

Elaine Smale Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was great. It was a lovely group of friendly students and we had a lot of laughs. We were in a studio that is set in the teacher's charming backyard and it was lovely to see the chooks wandering around and check out the pottery ornaments and the garden. I am looking forward to doing another class later this year.

Helen Morgan Sep 2021

Enjoyable class, very happy with outcome.
Great teacher and venue. Learn some valuable techniques. Thanks Alison

Clay Sculpture Class: Moon Gazing Hare review by Helen Morgan

Sandra Macgregor Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We spent some time making our beautiful hares. The working area was well organized and all equipment was provided. The teacher was fantastic. She broke the task into manageable sections and explained each section clearly. She was instructive and supportive, regularly moving around the room to assist. She ideas and suggestions without being intrusive. As mentioned in the information provided accessibility is an issue. The driveway is challenging but the toilet is inaccessible for some people. No matter your level of skill everyone felt satisfied with their hare.

Clay Sculpture Class: Moon Gazing Hare review by Sandra Macgregor Sydney

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Julie Roylance Sep 2021

Teacher very helpful. Everything was provided plus tea coffee and biscuits!
Very enjoyable afternoon and the hare looked like a hare! Lots of fun
I would definitely recommend

Heidi Schulze Mar 2021

The venue is gorgeous. The teacher is lovely. it was a wonderful few hours of creative bliss.

Clay Sculpture Class: Moon Gazing Hare review by Heidi Schulze

Diana Brown Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A perfect introduction to clay sculpture. Annabel was very encouraging and a great teacher. The atmosphere relaxed in beautiful surroundings.

Jane Gibbs Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Ali is one of the most patient, nurturing and genuine "teachers" I've had. Her classes are lots of fun and you are encouraged to be yourself
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