Firing and Glazing Ceramics for Beginners

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to fire and glaze your hand-built clay pot



1 hour Class size 1 to 8 (public dates), 1 to 10

label $76 - $96 (or 4 payments of $19 - $24 Afterpay)
($96 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $86 for 2+ guests, $76 for 4+ guests)



This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, 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 kit 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. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, 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.

In this live online class, you will have the chance to learn how to fire and glaze the hand-built clay pieces.

To start the class off, you will learn a bit more theory on how to fire and colour ceramics. There are a few simple rules to follow to be able to fire them properly. You will also learn what your options are for colouring pottery - what are glazes, ceramic stains, engobes and oxides.

Each step will be explained and demonstrated by your teacher and you will have the option to choose what technique you would like to apply. Your teacher will show you what different glazes look like before and after firing on samples to help you decide.

You can apply engobes and ceramic stain to greenware (unfired and fresh clay), but if you want to try glazing (this coat of firm and smooth colour that we have on our tableware) you will need to have a bisque-fired piece.

Your craft box will include a piece of bisque fired clay and samples of different glazes. You may want to use your own fired piece if you already have some, or choose to attend this class for learning only. You will also be given information on where and how to find places that offer service firing in Australia.


Knowledge Required
No skills required; beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • A piece of bisque earthenware (a random small piece that serves as a sample to be glazed)
  • Colours - three little different samples of ceramic glazes that allow you to try different types. You can enquire if you have a preference of colours prior to class, and your teacher will try to meet your needs, otherwise, you will receive glazes and oxides that are available.
  • A brush for colour application - small/medium fluffy brush that does not leave brush marks.
What you'll need
  • A cup of water
  • Small working space/tabletop
  • If not ordering a craft box, make sure you have all that is listed if you would like to try
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 unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

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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Michael Corral  •  Aug 2020


Class was very informative and so much fun for beginners. Thank you very much Irina

Rini Ismail  •  Jul 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


I had a great time learning basic glazing with Irina. The different techniques and materials needed when applying the various glazing. Didn't realize so much things to consider when making, firing and glazing ceramics. Thank you Irina :)
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