DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates

With DIY craft kit 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 100

label $59 - $99 (or 4 payments of $14.75 - $24.75 Afterpay)
($99 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $89 for 4+ guests, $79 for 10+ guests, $69 for 20+ guests, $59 for 50+ guests)

How it works
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Book or Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

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 pieces 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.

Express shipping included in price.

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. The disadvantage is that it will never be as sturdy and resilient as kiln-fired clay and also can not be glazed, but you can apply acrylic paint. These can be water-resistant if sealed with a commercial water sealant but are not suitable for functional ware.

All of Irina's pieces displayed in the photos above are made out of natural clay and are perfectly functional.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Add-on available for this class
  • Swap natural ( kiln fired) clay for professional grade Air drying Clay + paint for patina and a brush ($15)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
No skills required; beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Clay cube suitable for one medium-sized bowl or plate : 700 -750 grams
  • two wooden tools suitable for making your ceramic piece (random shapes, making sure that everyone has a pointy side and a dull, flatter side)
  • One texture sheet (you can get your own leaves)
  • Sponge for blending slabs and perfecting the surface
  • a plastic sheet for rolling your clay slab on
  • balloon/s for the shape of your bowl
What you'll need
  • Leaves or any texture of your preference because real leaves can’t be shipped, as they dry, crumple and break
  • Rolling pin - or any cylinder that can help us flatten the clay
Your teacher
imakesculptures
imakesculptures

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Hi, I'm Irina.

I like to introduce myself as a sculptor, although I'm engaged in different art disciplines too. I have never had another profession, nor have I wanted one. I fell in love with three-dimensional art at a very early age which came to me 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. Cooperating with professionals from other creative fields has perfectioned my skills and broadened the views of my artistic expression.

I have tried to gather all the projects I am engaged in on this website, showcase it, sell and teach my art. Always open for the new projects with fellow creatives, just get in touch.


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