Firebird Studios, pottery teacher

Firebird Studios

Firebird Studios

location_on Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

local_activity classes: Wheel ThrowingClay Sculpture and Hand BuildingPottery

5.0 (86)
Instagram followers2k

We teach every aspect of pottery from introductory workshops through to masterclasses.

At Firebird Studios we are so proud of the quality of work and the quality of potter that we have created. Our combined wealth of experience in the team is such an inspiration to many in our community. The teachers are all so pleased to pass on their knowledge to the students coming through our doors... They willingly give of themselves from their experience - from various artistic backgrounds - and add greatly to our offerings.

We are motivated by encouraging our students to explore their creativity and to bring out their own style. Creativity is the core of our teaching, with technical expertise incorporated to achieve a professional standard!


Pottery Mug and Plate Workshop: Make a Breakfast Set

5.0 (10)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 10

label $115

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners

5.0 (55)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 6

label $140

Clay Succulent Pot Making Class: Trio of Houses

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 10

label $120

Hand Building Course: Make a Dinner Set

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 6

label $690

Pet or Cereal Bowl Making Workshop for Kids

Adults & 8+ years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

2 to 8

label $115

Kids Brekky Set - Mug and Bowl Workshop

Adults & 8+ years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

2 to 8

label $115

Clay and Sip Wheel Throwing Class: Dirty Day Drinking

5.0 (15)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

3 to 6

label $140

Hand Building Workshop: Make a Three Piece Dinner Set

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

4 to 8

label $125

Pottery Wheel Course for Beginners

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

4 to 6

label $535

Kids Creative Hand-Building Workshop

Adults & 8+ years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

4 to 10

label $115

Pottery Workshop: Make Slip Cast Keep Cups

5.0 (2)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 8

label $125

Porcelain Jewellery Course - 5 Weeks

date_range Contact for details

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 8

label $590

Pottery Course for Beginners

date_range Contact for details

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 8

label $590

Potter's Wheel Workshop for Kids

5.0 (1)

Adults & 10+ years

date_range Contact for details

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 6

label $110

Potter's Wheel Course - 10 Weeks

date_range Contact for details

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 6

label $975




Jennie Davis May 2024

We took this class as part of a birthday/girls weekend celebration. Danni and Mel were so patient with us and really kept the mood bright and fun (the champagne probably helped to0!) We all thought the class went so fast and enjoyed every minute - even when we failed at our attempts to master the wheel. I would recommend this to anyone interested in trying something a little different and wanting to get creative as a beginner.

Kiarra Cupitt May 2024

Was a great class, very easy to follow along. Teachers explained everything amazingly. Can’t wait to see how they turn out.

Kellie Bowen-Burgess May 2024

The class was so much fun and our teacher was amazing. Highly recommend this class.

Seonyeong Song May 2024

It was good for beginners. Dani was a good teacher, encouraged me to try and create my own pottery.

Karen Brierley May 2024

We had a lovely evening at pottery and sip. Dani and Mel were super lovely and very patient with the 8 of us. It was so nice to catch up with some friends and make some pottery too.

Dianne Shedden Apr 2024

Dani was a great teacher. She has such a natural way with clay both my BFF & I loved being a part of the class but we've got a long way to go before we can start spinning works of art! Looking forward to learning more!

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Dianne Shedden - Gold Coast

Emma Hoy Apr 2024

I had heaps of fun learning how to pot on the wheel. Easy to follow, everyone made some great stuff!

Joanna Walter Apr 2024

Wonderful experience. Great instruction and encouragement. Would highly recommend to do this experience with a friend.

Chris Betcher Mar 2024

What a great few hours! My very first pottery experience. THIS WAS SO FUN and so grounding. I went in excited but trepidacious about how I would go. Came out energised, accomplished, and proud of learning a new skill and making things of beauty that did not exist before my hands made them.
I highly recommend @firebird_studios_pottery
Dani was patient knowledgeable and such a great teacher!
If you are looking for a fun creative outlet, definitely do this! And the dirtier you'll get the more fun you're going to have

Claire Williams Mar 2024

I had a great time making a clay mug and plate- there’s lots of different options for what to make and you can really get into the zone and get creative!

Hannah Nelson Mar 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Such a lovely way to spend time with a loved one. The teacher was patient and was able to answer questions patiently & clearly. Thank you firebird studio :)

Tori Rachiele Mar 2024

I took my wife here for our anniversary. We had a great morning learning and crafting. Our teacher was really good and made it fun, she had a lot of knowledge and really helpful. Everything needed was provided so just had to rock and get into it.

Summer Savas Feb 2024

So much fun! Our teacher was super informative and helpful, had such a great time can’t wait for the next one!

Rachel Devine Feb 2024

Had a great time at Firebird Studio, was very lucky to receive this voucher as a Christmas gift. Had two great teachers who went through a run through of all the steps to see what we were working towards. We set off to our stations and went through each step for our fist piece. If someone fell behind the a teacher came over and guided us on what to do next. We all made 3 pieces mainly saucers, bowls or cups of some sort, and we were all proud of our pieces, even if some had a little character. Highly recommend, had a great time and already looking into more courses that they offer!

Melissa Cowell Feb 2024

Such a great class! A perfect mix of relaxed creativity and guidance. The teacher Meg was amazing and the vibe of the class room was very positive and inspiring.

Katrina Betts Feb 2024

Marnie was very knowledgable and resourceful. She made the class fun and was easy to understand. She yave us plenty of options but also made us aware of what wouldn’t work

Alison Davis Feb 2024

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Loved the stamping/embossing part in pottery class! The teacher was so helpful especially that I am deaf and visually impaired. She held my hand and guided me through. Definitely will come back. Thank you so much.

Naomi Bunker Jan 2024

A great experience with a small group. Lots of individual instructions. Loved it and would do it again.

Tara Hunt Jan 2024

Amazing experience. The teacher was lovely. She was very helpful and very hands on. Making sure we all managed to successfully finish a piece. Definitely recommend this experience to everyone.

Mariam Sarafoudis Jan 2024

It was a great experience. Our teacher explained things very thoroughly and we felt confident all the way through…even when we were making mistakes!

Will definitely be coming again

Jenna Richardson Jan 2024

Both the teachers and the experience were exceptional! Has definitely ignited a new hobby! Highly recommend

Brie Monk Jan 2024

We went to firebird studio for a Hens party and we had the best time! The teachers were amazing, so kind, friendly and provided great instructions. I would highly recommend this for anyone starting out in pottery or wanting to celebrate :)

Kristy Ganderton Dec 2023

I really enjoyed this class. The teachers knowledge is great and she explained the process/steps very well. The group was small and the way the studio was set up was great. Thank you Firebird Studio for the great class.

Isabella Taylor Nov 2023

This was the most incredible experience for our first class!
The ladies were so helpful, and guided us the whole way through!
Highly recommend booking your first beginners or any class here

Dominique Shaw Nov 2023

Was an amazing experience and Dani was a great teacher. She was very knowledgeable and patient. Can’t wait to come back! We had so much fun.

Elli Phillips Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This class was not only really educational it was also so much fun. Meg was such an amazing and patient teacher. There were none stop jokes in our group and it was such an enjoyable time. We made a cup and plate and were all encouraged to be as artistic as we wish. I really look forward to coming here again in the future.

Megan Sharpley Oct 2023

Absolutely loved our experience at Firebird Studios Burleigh Heads! Marnie was our patient teacher and did a wonderful job helping our Hens Party of 9 to create the most amazing breakfast sets- a plate and mug! We were all raving about it for hours after. It was fun ,relaxed and easy which we credit from the experience and guidance of Marnie! Thank you for being apart of making our weekend one to remember and we look forward to collecting our masterpieces!

Booking and communication was a breeze and made by a lovely reception on arrival!

Pottery Mug and Plate Workshop: Make a Breakfast Set review by Megan Sharpley - Gold Coast

Teacher's response

Oh Megan,
Thanks so much for your review We have sent it on to Marnie and she was absolutely thrilled! There is nothing like such beautiful appreciation when you are having a bad day! She said she just needed it at that moment! It was a pleasure to have to all in the studio! We hope to see some of you again!

Suellen Holmes Oct 2023

Had a fantastic time! Dani was amazing - patient but also a brilliant teacher. Highly recommend

Tamara Oct 2023

Excellent teaching skills by Dani. A fun and lively experience to have, wanting to learn this since forever and even better with my family.
Can’t wait to see our masterpieces
Thanks Dani

Raelene Grueber Oct 2023

My 15yo daughter and I had our first pottery lesson and the teacher was so patient and encouraging, she never made anyone feel their work wasn’t good
I physically couldn’t roll very well and she helped me
Explanations were clear and was happy to explain again
We loved our finished project

Rebecca Morris Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Wonderful class! Our teacher was highly knowledgeable and encouraging and provided hands on support. Would recommend :). Thank-you for having us!

Rhiannon Bishop Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I see nothing to improve on at the pottery workshop. Everything was great including the staff and equipment.

Rakin Rahman Aug 2023

Amazing and supportive teacher that was easy to understand and provided lots of informative lessons about pottery.

Pottery class review by Rakin Rahman - Gold Coast

Lisa Newton Aug 2023

Great experience We had such a fun time while still learning so much. The teacher was extremely informative and patient. The studio was lovely and relaxed. I can't wait to do some more pottery.

Jacqueline Jul 2023

A Christmas present to my mom and we all loved our time. Lots of laughs and a great experience. Hopefully our finished products come out of the kiln well! Would definitely do it again

Clay and Sip Wheel Throwing Class: Dirty Day Drinking review by Jacqueline  - Gold Coast

Crystal Revera Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher was amazing - so knowledgeable and supportive Venue has great access and is full of beautiful creations. Feel very lucky we were able to make so many items on the wheel! Absolutely value for money! Would love to do this again very soon. I would have loved to stay all day!

Pottery class review by Crystal Revera - Gold Coast

Fion Huang Jun 2023

A great spaces for an intimate class experience. We had a private session with Dani with team of 5 pax, which turns out to be one of the best team building activities we tried. Under Dani's professional and detailed guidance, we successfully created a few unique pieces of each own (none of us had any experience before). It was super fun and enjoyable! Highly recommend!

Clay and Sip Wheel Throwing Class: Dirty Day Drinking review by Fion Huang - Gold Coast

Kasey Walsh Jun 2023

The overall experience was everything we hoped it would be.
Could not fault a thing!

Eliana Kinninmont May 2023

It was so lovely! We had heaps of fun and already want to go back and do it again!

Clay and Sip Wheel Throwing Class: Dirty Day Drinking review by Eliana Kinninmont - Gold Coast

Madeleine Peters May 2023

Our teacher was fantastic and very helpful. We each made three items each which I was really happy with, felt like great value for money. The instruction was really clear and helpful, I felt like we all improved a lot by the end. I can't wait to go pick up my finished pieces in a few weeks!

Pottery class review by Madeleine Peters - Gold Coast

Kathryn Gibson May 2023

A great teacher very patient and spent her time giving individual time with each student in the pottery wheel. Thank you
Great value for money

Sally Just May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Absolutely fantastic! Lovely venue, great teacher, easily understood and so helpful, thank you! Was so much fun learning while playing. Definitely will be back!

Anonymized Customer May 2023

Fun class! First experience of throwing and was able to make 3 small pieces. Recommended

Rosalie Fallon Apr 2023

The teacher was very informative and helpful, the location was good easy to find. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning about making a few items. Rosalie

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Rosalie Fallon - Gold Coast

Lachlan Creighton Apr 2023

Dani was a great teacher, was a great activity for a date night Highly Recommend

Sylvia Malec Mar 2023

Had a wonderful time and was so lovely to escape the busy life and work schedule and just have some me time with the clay. Very friendly environment and was lots of fun!

Joanna Malec Mar 2023

It was a great experience Enjoyed it immensely and recommend it to anyone who has been considering trying it.

Alice Afamasaga Mar 2023

First time doing pottery and it was amazing. Dani and Mel were super helpful throughout the whole thing. They were so patient with us and we enjoyed every bit of it. Aprons and towel are definitely a must bring just cause it can get dirty. Wish I could give it more than 5 stars!

Kisha Hoban Mar 2023

Teacher was amazing, very patient, helpful and understanding of all different types of creativity and ways of learning. Very informative with a productive outcome leaving us feeling capable and creative with our own pottery achievements.

Olivia Watson Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Love Firebird studios and the lovely owners/teachers - they really go the extra mile to ensure you have a good time and also take away some beautiful pieces! Would recommend to anyone :)

Miss Yee Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such an amazing workshop. It is one of the best workshop I have attended. Dani the teacher is amazing. She is very patient and kind. She explains very well - providing realistic expectations, clear instructions, shown great techniques in person, provides tips and all the dos and don'ts. I enjoyed the class thoroughly. She also ensures that everyone have made enough for the amount of time we are there. Definitely highly recommended and I will be looking into joining the 5 weeks pottery class soon.

Pottery class review by Miss Yee - Gold Coast

Samantha Nix Jan 2023

So much fun! Highly recommend this 2 hour workshop if you're after an enjoyable morning out!

Wendy Au Dec 2022

Material is provided we only need to bring a towel, my kid loves it, he made an extra cat as well.

Kieran Brecht Dec 2022

The class was fantastic and the teacher had time for everyone to help with each step. She was also excellent in explaining the reason for each step to ensure everyone was learning and not just completing each step.

Bec Byrnes Dec 2022

What a great experience for our motley crew! The instructor was extremely warm, accommodating and professional as we mucked around and laughed at our amateur efforts. Time flew and the only critique was that we felt we needed maybe another hour to properly experiment with our new foundations. Overall, highly recommended experience for a gaggling group of friends! Thank you.

Pottery class review by Bec Byrnes - Gold Coast

Nadia Lynch Nov 2022

Such a great class and really experienced, lovely teacher, highly recommended! And will definitely visit again!

Vanessa Hoey Nov 2022

The teacher was lovely and gave clear instructions. A lot of f fun and we all enjoyed it. Highly recommend
this class.

Joanne Lee Nov 2022

Michelle and Mel were amazing the whole experience was amazing
Thank you
So Much

Jo, Charlotte and Sienna

Jessie Rose Sep 2022

Such a great first experience on the wheel! Can’t wait to do more again soon

Natasha Jackson Sep 2022

My Mum and I loved the class and are so proud of our creations. Great teaching in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Trisken Liebenberg Sep 2022

Really fun class! The teacher was great at explaining everything and allowed us to be a bit creative.

Diana Elliot Aug 2022

Great instructions
Beautiful atmosphere
We will absolutely be returning
Relaxed environment
Thank You
Diana : Trevor

Shiane Groot Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a really great experience! From the moment we entered the building we were greeted warmly and immediately felt welcomed into the studio. I thought the techniques were explained really well and the teacher was very encouraging. Overall a really enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Thank you very much!

Chantal Munro Aug 2022

What an absolute delight!
Not only was our teacher knowledgeable she was also great company. We had such enjoyable evening & will definitely be returning.
From first point of contact with the owner, to our greeting & completing the class everyone was especially lovely.
Thanks ladies!

Karen Smith Jun 2022

Xander was so patient, and so informative. It was so much fun, everyone is lovely and make you feel like you can do it!

Carla Irvine Jun 2022

Great class with a friendly teacher who made us feel welcome and showed us the decoration techniques well. Would recommend to others. Thanks for a nice morning learning something new.

Thomas Marken Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with.
The class ran very well.

Gabriel Evans Jun 2022

This class was heaps of fun! The teacher was great at explaining the basics and helping when needed. Would highly recommend

Rebecca McIntosh Jun 2022

The class was great and felt very supported with doing all the tasks.
Will definitely be coming back to do another class

Suanne Clitheroe May 2022

I so loved my experience . It was my 1st on the pottery wheel . Thank you Dani for making it so seem less . Remember towel apron and short nail … it will be so helpful . It was wonderful morning

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Suanne Clitheroe - Gold Coast

Rebekah Dart May 2022

Excellent teacher, attentive and funny. Had a great time and appreciated the community vibes.
Thank you.

Mandy Oliver May 2022

Great introduction to using a pottery wheel. Instructor was helpful and informative, Gandhi look forward to picking up my pieces.

Rochelle Agius May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Sander was really patient. He was encouraging and understanding. Pottery was something that I have wanted to learn for many years and today I did. I am looking forward to doing another class one day soon.

Pottery class review by Rochelle Agius - Gold Coast

Kenza McIntyre Apr 2022

Amazing class and teacher, already feel like a lot was learnt in such a short amount of time! Will definitely be back for more !

Vanessa Skinner Apr 2022

The teacher was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable too.
The supplies were all there for our use and the location was neat and tidy.
I loved this experience ☺️

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Vanessa Skinner - Gold Coast

Akemi Johannesen Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher is a super host, very welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed my first time pottery wheel with her support.

Pottery class review by Akemi Johannesen - Gold Coast

Elvira Amoedo Apr 2022

The teacher was friendly helpful, gave great learning instructions & made it fun. I really enjoyed it.

Melissa Smith Mar 2022

Such a great experience! Helpful and friendly teacher. Surprised my mum with this and we both loved it and want to do more

Robyn Tinworth Feb 2022

Great venue all materials were provided . Teachers were good. Good value for the money made 6 pots

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Robyn Tinworth - Gold Coast

Lily Spencer Feb 2022

So much fun! I didn’t expect that we would get through so much and I’m excited to pick up my pieces in a few weeks! The teacher was so good, very helpful and charismatic. Small intimate group which made it nice too, everyone was so encouraging to each other. Would definitely do again!

Chris Butler Feb 2022

This was so much fun. I cannot fault anything at all about the class. Teachers were perfect. Everything was perfect. Will definitely be doing this again.

Gerrie Wijangco Feb 2022

An absolutely amazing experience with such a experienced, kind and knowledgeable teacher

Thank you Linda and Donna, we had such an amazing time

Marli Allan Jan 2022

Worth the money, learnt a lot from the teacher & left us wanting to do more! Great class for something new. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Marli Allan - Gold Coast

Sarah Hart Jan 2022

Session was a great into to pottery wheel! Linda was patient and so so knowledgeable!

Pottery class review by Sarah Hart - Gold Coast

Zoe Mackenzie Nov 2021

Teacher was excellent and provided lots of really good information and demonstrations. Really enjoyed the class and would definitely recommend and do it again.

Kiratikorn Punyatrong Oct 2021

She is very nice and kids friendly. She was very supportive in the class. Our kids were very happy.

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