Hand Building Clay Workshop: Platter

Learn how to make a ceramic platter in Doreen!

2 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public classes), 1 to 5

label $70 - $80 (or 4 payments of $17.50 - $20 Afterpay)
($80 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $70 for 2+ guests)

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the art of hand building and make your own beautiful platter to take home. No previous experience is required, so don't worry if you've never heard of hand building before, your teacher will guide you every step of the way!

Throughout the class, you'll discover the joy of working with clay as you learn how to shape, mould, and create unique textures on your plate. Our relaxed and supportive atmosphere ensures that you feel at ease, allowing your creativity to flow freely.

By the end, you'll be amazed at how a simple lump of clay can transform into a functional and stunning platter. As you create, you'll experience a sense of accomplishment and pride as you see your own creation take shape.

Join us for this unforgettable pottery workshop and unleash your artistic side. You'll leave with not only a personalized platter but also a newfound appreciation for the art of hand building.

Save $20 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Your own hand-built ceramic platter.
What to bring
Just yourself!
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 6 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


18 Karaman Street, Doreen VIC

Hand Building Clay Workshop: Platter location
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From Architect to Artisan: A Creative Odyssey

As I sit in my cozy pottery studio, my hands covered in clay, I can't help but reflect on the journey that brought me here. It's a journey that spans from the structured world of architecture to the boundless realm of artistry. This is my story, a story of transformation, passion, and the pursuit of a dream.

Chapter 1: The Architectural Beginnings

I was born into a family that appreciated art and creativity. From a young age, I was drawn to the world of colors, shapes, and forms. I would spend hours sketching, painting, and experimenting with various art mediums. It was evident that I had a deep love for the arts.

When the time came to choose a career path, I followed my artistic instincts and enrolled in a fine arts program. However, life has a way of taking unexpected turns. Financial constraints and societal pressures led me to pivot towards a more "practical" field – architectural engineering.

Chapter 1 of my journey saw me immersed in the world of architecture. I designed buildings, sketched blueprints, and worked on various construction projects. It was challenging, demanding, and required meticulous attention to detail. I became a full-time architect, dedicating my days to creating structures that would stand the test of time.

Chapter 2: The Turning Point

Years went by, and while I found satisfaction in my architectural work, there was something missing. The artist within me never truly went away. I still yearned to create with my hands, to mold and shape materials into something beautiful.

Then, in the year 2020, the world changed. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to reevaluate our lives and priorities. It was during those uncertain times that I made a pivotal decision. I decided to follow my lifelong dream of working with clay and crafting pottery.

The decision was met with mixed reactions from friends and family. Leaving a stable career as an architect to venture into the world of art seemed risky, even foolish to some. However, deep down, I knew it was the right choice. I needed to reconnect with my true passion, no matter the challenges that lay ahead.

Chapter 3: Embracing Pottery

My journey into pottery began with a single lump of clay. It was both daunting and exhilarating. I enrolled in pottery classes, learning the fundamentals of hand-building and wheel-throwing. Each day was a new discovery, a step closer to becoming the artisan I had always wanted to be.

Pottery became my refuge, my escape from the chaos of the outside world. It was in the rhythm of wedging clay and the precision of shaping vessels that I found solace. The tactile experience of clay under my fingers was a revelation. It was as if I had unlocked a long-lost part of myself.

Chapter 4: The Priceless Calmness of Creativity

The transition from architecture to pottery brought me an immeasurable sense of calmness and love. Unlike the fast-paced world of construction deadlines, pottery allowed me to slow down and savor the process. It was a meditation of sorts, a way to connect with the present moment.

In the quiet of my studio, surrounded by the earthy scent of clay, I found a deep sense of peace. The act of creating pottery became a form of therapy. It allowed me to express myself, channel my emotions, and connect with the raw beauty of nature's elements.

Chapter 5: Inviting Others to Experience Creativity

Having experienced the transformative power of pottery, I felt a deep desire to share it with others. I wanted to create a space where people could disconnect from the digital world, reconnect with themselves, and tap into their creativity.

Thus, I opened my own pottery studio, a cozy and welcoming haven where individuals could escape the technological frenzy of modern life. It was my way of extending an invitation to others to experience the same joy and serenity that pottery had brought into my life.

Chapter 6: A Creative Community

The response was heartwarming. People from all walks of life flocked to my studio. They came seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a chance to unwind, and the opportunity to get their hands dirty in the world of clay. It was a place where strangers became friends, and creativity became a shared language.

We held pottery classes, art parties, and creative family bonding sessions. Birthdays were celebrated with clay instead of cakes. It was incredible to witness the transformative power of art as people tapped into their creativity and found a sense of accomplishment.

Chapter 7: The Joy in Simplicity

As I look back on my journey, I realize that the pursuit of my artistic dream was the best decision I ever made. The joy I find in the simplicity of creating pottery is beyond measure. It's a reminder that life's true treasures often lie in following one's heart, even when the path seems uncertain.

I invite you to join me in this creative adventure. Step into my studio, leave behind the noise of technology, and reconnect with your inner artist. Let's mold, shape, and create together. Let's rediscover the magic in the act of crafting, for life is too short to stifle the artist within.

Epilogue: A Life Transformed

Today, as I sit here with my hands immersed in clay, I am filled with gratitude. My journey from architect to artisan has not only transformed my life but has also allowed me to touch the lives of others. It's a testament to the power of following one's passion, of embracing creativity, and of finding solace in the act of making art.

My story is a reminder that it's never too late to pursue your dreams, no matter where life has taken you. So, dare to follow your heart, and who knows, you might just discover your own priceless source of calmness and love.

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