Hand Building Clay Class: Cups and Bowls

Learn how to make ceramic mugs by hand



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 16     label $130

Join Vanessa and learn how to make a range of ceramic bowls and cups, ready to be filled with cold weather warmers such as soup, curry, tea and coffee.

Using pinching methods, you can either make a set or a variety of vessels as you desire. Then use black and/or white to decorate your creations to make them truly one of a kind. Your pieces will then be glazed and fired, ready for pick-up from Work-Shop at a later date.

This class is suitable for any skill level so enrol now and have fun with such an addictive tactile material as clay!

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



What you'll get
  • Beautiful earthenware clay to mould with
  •  White and black underglaze (paint)
  •  Students take away two to three hand-built pieces
  •  Offsite firing service

What to bring

Just your love of ceramics and your desire to play.


Vanessa Wallace (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Vanessa Wallace

Vanessa Wallace

4.7 (43)

Growing up in Byron Bay, Vanessa spent innumerable hours of her youth engrossed in artmaking and creative adventures. She began her professional life as a Graphic Designer working for advertising agencies both in Australia and the UK. She now holds separate tertiary qualifications and professional experience in Design, Visual Arts, and Education, relishing the opportunity to work in arts industries.

As a practising ceramic artist, Vanessa exhibits her work at various galleries in Queensland and New South Wales, her work also part of private collections both national and international. She loves nothing better than pinching porcelain, decorating surfaces and splashing colour.

Inspiration for Vanessa’s work comes from the cultural richness that surrounds her. Weaving her experience of travel, art histories and daily rituals into her artmaking, Vanessa enjoys exploring the possibilities of mixing various materials and processes to create art that is evocative, textural and desirable.

www.artfolk.com.au




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2244)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

Verified reviews

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Joanne Kane Sep 2021


Best ever class, best teacher who loves her work, funny, down to earth personality.

I am booking many more over the coming months

Zara Nagra Sep 2021


Really Fun! Great for beginners, would definitely recommend An activity suited for levels of experience, would definitely do it again

Cathleen Stubbs Sep 2021


It was a fun class, and the teacher Vanessa was great. The location was also good.

Robyn Donaldson Sep 2021


I enjoyed the class and the instruction we received was clear and helpful Really looking forward to getting my pieces back once they've been through the firing process. Thanks team x

Chloe Orcher Aug 2021


Great class, teacher was fantastic and directions were clear. Such a fun morning. Thank you

Majda Ferligoj Aug 2021


A great productive way to relax & enjoy time with friends. Vanessa was very helpful with clear & hands-on (if required) instructions. Had a great time, & would highly recommend this class.

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Rachel Fraser Aug 2021


Great teacher, venue worked well given COVID! Cant wait to pick up our creations.Thank

Ayse Porter Aug 2021


We had a wonderful time and learnt a lot of cool techniques. We will definitely be back for more classes.

Liesl Harper Jul 2021


Well organised, I learnt some great technical skills, fun course with a pro teacher. Fabulous

Margaret Warren Jun 2021


Expert teacher, pitched at good level for skills of the group, well thought through class plan so we all had something meaningful to go away with.

Jojo Yuen Jun 2021


The teacher was nice and approachable, and everything was organized well. I really enjoyed the class!

Emma Braun Jun 2021


The workshop was really great! Such a lovely environment to learn, be creative and have fun.

Mia Downes May 2021


Great experience.
Vanessa explained each part of hand building our pieces, and then gave one on one time. Great fun.

Kiah Smith May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Vanessa was lovely- she was professional but funny and very knowledgeable. The class was relaxing, I enjoyed having not too much structure about what to create. The materials were silky smooth! A bit more time would be nice, but on the while this was really fun. Thank you

Olivia Ollington Apr 2021


The class was amazing. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves and the venue was equally as amazing. Materials provided were high quality and the demonstrations from the teacher were easy to understand. Highly recommend :)

Megan Shipman Apr 2021


Teacher was great. Venue had lots of street parking which was nice. The 2hrs went by very quickly and had alot of fun.

Carmel Devery Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed the relaxed experience. Great teacher. Fun class. Looking forward to getting the pieces back.

Harmony Sanderson Apr 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Teacher was super lovely and helpful, and overall a fun class. The only reason it wasn’t 5/5 for me was that I was so rushed, 2 hours is just not enough time to make 3 pieces and paint them. I only had time for two pieces and was still rushing the paint, which resulted in a paint job I don’t like unfortunately :-( Another hour would have been perfect and enjoyable. I do recommend the class, perhaps I’m a slow poke.

Lily Bostroem Apr 2021


I had so much fun and it was easy to follow and understand how to make ceramic bowls/plates. Thanks for this time!

Bethany Wilson Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was bubbly and eager to assist. She gave great pointers and was super encouraging.

Aroha Kaa Mar 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended


Had a blast. Teacher was funny, helpful and really knowledgeable. Highly recommend doing this class

Laura Wells Feb 2021


The teacher was very experienced and good at explaining the skills to make the pottery and how to use our hands to shape it the way we wanted it to go. All of the materials were provided and when my first piece didn’t work out I was provided with some fresh clay which I really appreciated! Thankyou for the experience I will continue to work on the skills that have been provided

Tahlia Blow Feb 2021


Vanessa was very knowledgeable, kind and funny. We really enjoyed this class and can't wait to do it again.

Nick Rees Feb 2021


Vanessa was very knowledgeable and helpful. She showed by practice which was very helpful. I think she did amazingly covering everything given the time limit.

Jenny Jaspers Dec 2020


Great class and location, didn’t even mind travelling from the
Sunshine Coast for this one.

Pottery workshop review by Jenny Jaspers

Jessie Chua Dec 2020


Vanessa is very good at explaining the techniques . The class is very therapeutic and we really enjoyed it.

Renee Greasley Dec 2020


The class was really fun! Vanessa (the teacher) was knowledgeable and patient, helping us to create our pieces. The only downfall to the class was the time allocated. Another 30minutes would have been perfect, making it less rushed to have our pieces made and decorated.

Helen Gunner Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really enjoyed the workshop and expressing with my hands. Vanessa the teacher was great and explained how to do it really well, it was really helpful when she came around one on one and give extra tips. Looking forward to drinking chai out of my cups :)

Emily Murray Nov 2020


I loved the number of items we got to make, downside was it felt a bit rushed

Leona Skene Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was awesome. So knowledgeable and even though there were 16 people there, i still feel like I got personal guidance. The materials were wonderful and I can’t wait to pick up my goodies.

Cassandra Grey Nov 2020


In the year that has been 2020 sitting for 2 hours and making things out of clay was one of the highlights of my year. I was a total beginner and Vanessa was a fabulous teacher who demonstrated techniques well and helped me make some great pieces. I’ll definitely be back

Jessica Alchin Oct 2020


Very good atmosphere and lovely teacher. Excited to see the outcome! All round a good experience for the price we paid

Joyce Cheung Oct 2020


A fantastic, fun class from a friendly professional instructor!
Class is very hands on and it's a great night out idea :)

Annaliese Mitchell Sep 2020


Vanessa was super friendly and relatable and encouraged us to go with the flow and build what we wanted. She warned of common mistakes, but wasn't strict with how we built our cups and bowls. The night flew by and I can't wait to take another class with her.

Hayley Lovelock Sep 2020


We had a light hearted, fun night as absolute beginners to clay building. The teacher was so lovely and helpful, would definitely recommend!

Kalesi Waqa Aug 2020


The teacher was great. She gave clear instructions. The venue was easy to get to and is clean and spacious for the event. The material used was high quality. Wished there was more time but enjoyed the evening. Will definitely share to my family and friends.

Hamish Loechel Aug 2020


Clay provided was fantastic and teacher was great. Was very fun, wish it went longer.

Amanda Beutel Aug 2020


Great instructor. No pressure. Perfect timeline & not overly hard so easy enough to achieve goals. Looking forward to collection.

Pottery workshop review by Amanda Beutel

Lora Lama Aug 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Very kind and helpful teacher. Excellent instructions and easy to follow. Well timed to complete task

Hand Building Clay Class: Cups and Bowls review by Lora Lama

Maria Ferrari Jul 2020


Vanessa, our clay teacher was fantastic, she explained processes very well and demonstrated with clay what we needed to do ( for those visual learners) , the studio was nice with some heather for this cold nights. All materials were supplied, and there were so many tools to achieve the look I wanted. Great night out

Pottery workshop review by Maria Ferrari

Katrina Lewry Jul 2020


Teacher Vanessa was great!
class was super fun and we learned a few different techniques and made heaps of Things in 2 hours which was really surprising!
Lots of laughs
Definitely value for money!
Would do again xx

Pottery workshop review by Katrina Lewry

Renee Bamminger Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


I had so much fun and would love it if it was an hour longer

Marie Feyfant Jul 2020


great teacher and great atmosphere! it was pretty fun! would definitely do again :)
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