DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Learn how to make hand-built ceramics to enjoy at home



1 hour Class size 1 to 10 (public dates), 1 to 35

label $69 - $99 or 4 payments of $17.25 - $24.75 Afterpay
($99 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $89 for 2+ guests, $79 for 5+ guests, $69 for 10+ guests)



This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Learn hand-building pottery techniques (no wheel required) in this fun and relaxing live streaming class!

In this live online class, your experienced teacher will demonstrate how to make plates, bowls or platters with amazing textures. With just a few hacks you will be able to make these perfectly decorative pottery for your own home. The basic principles are the same for all three, and you can choose which one to complete in the class.

The live classes are run with a limited number of people so that everyone gets a chance to ask questions and so that your teacher can provide personalised tips and tricks on how to build shape and texture.

You will build one shape in this class and learn a bunch of things about sculpting, glazing and firing ceramics. After you make your clay art piece, you will need to leave it to dry for a few days (time depends on its thickness and weather conditions) and the next steps are firing and glazing the piece.

You can book into a glazing class after this hand-building ceramics class, but your teacher will also instruct you verbally if you want to continue your artistic endeavours on your own.

It is a great idea to get in touch with the teacher prior to class to advise what style/pattern you like so that we can customise a perfect craft box for you.

You have an option to work with two clays: Air drying clay and Natural Clay that fires in ceramic kilns and makes perfect tableware.

Air drying clay's advantage is that no firing is necessary and you get to see the final result straight away. It gets quite solid and can hold fruits and knick knacks. Disadvantage is that it will never be as sturdy and resilient as kiln fired clay and also can not be glazed, but acrylic painted. Can be water-resistant if sealed with a commercial water sealant. Not suitable for functional ware.
All of my pieces on the photos above are made out of natural clay and are perfectly functional.

Both have their advantages and disadvantages, please choose one.

Add-on available for this class

Swap natural ( kiln fired) clay for professional grade Air drying Clay + non- firing glaze (10ml) ($9)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
No skills required; beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft box
- Clay cube suitable for one medium-sized bowl or plate - 700 gr
- One wooden tool suitable for making your first ceramic piece (you can use some spread knives as well and it's all very easy to wash)
- One texture sheet (you can also get your own leaves, lace or any texture of your preference)
- One plastic sheet
- Mini rolling pin for making a clay slab (they may vary in size and quality but if you continue making pottery, feel free to use your large kitchen rolling pin)
- Sponge for blending slabs and perfecting the surface
 
What you'll need
- Have a flat clean surface/tabletop available - at least one-meter wide and 70 cm deep. Put a piece of the plastic sheet from the craft box over it, but do not attach to the table (we want to move it at one point).
- Feel free to use any of the tools that you perhaps already have - we could use a cutter, simple kitchen knife etc. When your piece dries, you may want to use sanding paper, but it is entirely up to you.
- Depending on the shape you'd like to make, have some kitchen items to use as moulds such as a bowl, plate or a tray of a certain shape you may like
 
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a great Xmas gift idea.

Your teacher
imakesculptures
imakesculptures

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Hi, I'm Irina.

I tend to introduce myself as a sculptor, although I'm engaged in many different art disciplines as well. I have never had another profession, nor have I wanted it. I fell in love with three-dimensional art at a very early age which came naturally as I was born in a family of artists. It was the world I've grown up in, a measure of value around me.

I have graduated from Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture, and with a bit of luck, I had a chance to work internationally and gain great experience in different industries and media.

My idea is to try to share the skills, one by one by providing online classes here. From basic modelling in clay to carving wax, casting resin and painting figurines with an airbrush, I hope we can have a lot of fun together. I am also quite thorough and I won't give up till you learn the skill :)


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Sally Whittaker • Sep 2020


Really lovely class with great tips and ideas. Great fun :) Nice to do clay work with a product that doesn’t need access to a Kiln !

Debra Bond • Aug 2020


Was a wonderful class. Lots of sharing information, guidance and review of work. I have enough clay left to do another project.
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