Hand Building Pottery Workshop

Clay hand building workshop

2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 4 to 20 label $120 (or 4 payments of $30 via Afterpay)

In this class, we will focus on the hand building pottery techniques and process.

I will do a step by step demo on hand building pottery skills. I will share with you the over all process and background tips and trick of pottery.

By the end of the class you will have made one to two pieces, depending on size.

I am open to any projects you have in mind, mugs, planters, you can bring along some images or inspiration you have in mind.

The pieces will be left with me to be fired and glazed before final use.

They will be ready in 3-4 weeks after the class.

This class is BYO friendly.

We are now taking bookings for parties, wether it may be work parties or family & friend gatherings, we can help your organise a pottery and chill party. Clay, food and wine are available at special prices. Please send us a message for more details!

Knowledge Required
What you'll get
1-2 hand built pottery pieces, glaze and firing included
What to bring
Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dusty
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Open Objects Studio - 1605 Botany Road, Botany NSW

Your teacher
Open Objects Studio
Open Objects Studio

5.0 (98)

Andrea started working with clay in 2016, she now runs a small ceramics studio, Open Objects Studio. The studio is located in Botany, Sydney.

Andrea's work can be found in local markets and cafes around Sydney. Andrea's work is influenced by natural landscapes and organic shapes. Her process is mindful and relaxed.

Working with clay is an experience that Andrea believes everyone will enjoy, it helps us appreciated the objects we use on a daily basis.

Verified reviews

Eimear Smith • Nov 2020

We had a wonderful time today, the teacher was wonderful, patient, kind and accomodating. Plenty of street parking.
It was a lovely relaxing afternoon with a good few chuckles thrown in, I’d highly recommend it!

Pottery workshop review by Eimear Smith

Lachlan Prentice • Nov 2020

My friend and I absolutely loved this class! Andrea was an awesome teacher, loved how she was so passionate and really appreciate the time she took to explain things to us and make sure that we were enjoying ourselves. I’ve done other pottery classes before but this has been my best experience by far :) thank you!

Kerrie Corkin • Nov 2020

Andrea was lovely and accommodating.
Her knowledge and set skills in pottery over the years has definitely helped my group of 4 as we were able to clearly following her instructions to turn clay into a beautiful bowls and plates.
Highly recommended to give it go!
I will definitely be back in the near future.

Sara Ocean • Nov 2020

Amazing class Andrea is such a gentle and passionate teacher. She shares her knowledge of pottery and helps you creating different items, explaining the techniques in a very easily manner. No previous experience required, the class is suitable for all levels. Really enjoyable experience, highly recommended!

Pottery workshop review by Sara Ocean Sydney

Shahrbanoo Afshar • Oct 2020

It was a great experience and teacher was cooperative and helpful and willing to pass on the knowledge.

Kevin Ngan • Oct 2020

Andrea was amazing and very patient in teaching me. I highly encourage anyone to try one of her classes because it was enjoyable whilst learning something different.

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Luxsina Thunyaprateep • Oct 2020

Great class 2 hours well spend. Andrea is very nice and approachable. The class size is just right. Not too many people.

Xanthia Field • Oct 2020

Really wonderful experience. Beautiful studio and lovely teacher, very accommodating for a family with younger kids. Definitely recommend and I’m sure we’ll be back!

Laura Dillon • Oct 2020

i really enjoy the class it was fun and I had a nice time it was good

Amy McGee • Oct 2020

Andrea was really nice and helpful and came around to each member and helped them when they needed it. My sister and I loved the class and we would love to do one with Andrea again

Maggie Lo • Sep 2020

Andrea was an awesome teacher and we had such a fun time during this pottery class. We had enough time to create a couple of items each and Andrea allowed us to be creative whilst also helping us with techniques and troubleshooting. It was a lovely and relaxing way to spend an arvo.

Victor Kipchumba • Sep 2020

Andrea made the class fun!
Is patient and makes pottery something to look forward to doing again

Angela Spiliotakos • Sep 2020

Andrea was fantastic and helpful. The class itself was fun and relaxed - overall a really nice atmosphere.

Highly recommend for anyone who wants to do something a little different.

Themelina Johns • Sep 2020

Saturdays class was wonderful with Andrea. She was really patient and provided some great guidance and technique for beginners.
The two hours absolutely flew by!

Samantha Joel • Sep 2020

Had a fantastic time on Saturday afternoon with Andrea, she explained the process & techniques of hand building Pottery easily & step by step.
studio easy to find & lots of parking nearby.

Joanna Miklusiak • Sep 2020

I'm really happy from the class. The teacher was really nice and has huge knowledge. I was spent there amazing time :)

Jorden Timewell • Sep 2020

Andrea was such an incredible teacher, she was so lovely and so helpful! I honestly could not have asked for a better experience! I wish it never ended and I will for sure be back!

Lauren Evers • Sep 2020

Such a lovely calm and helpful teacher. Enjoyed the entire process and such a sweet and peaceful space x

Renee Ferrante • Aug 2020

it was really interesting and i learnt a lot of techniques. the teacher was so nice and down to earth and made me feel comfortable and inspired.

Gabriela Palestra-Depasse • Aug 2020

I enjoyed this class with Andrea so much. Beautiful space, I learnt a lot, and got to make 2 pieces that I was really happy with. I definitely recommend it.

Lauren Flower • Aug 2020

Andrea was great. Very calm and kind soul so it made for a relaxed environment. Andrea is great with giving direction and letting us take the reins. We were able to make two pieces, so worth the money. Would definitely recommend!

Aysha Franklin • Aug 2020

I had a fantastic time at the workshop! Andrea’s knowledge and skills made the class fun and enjoyable. The venue was easy to find. I would definitely go again and recommend the class to friends.

Min Kong • Aug 2020

Andrea’s class was so awesome, fun and therapeutic. Highly recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing & creative afternoon.

Hilary Kincaid • Jul 2020

Thoroughly enjoyable class - well paced and felt like I learned something as well as being able to create something effectively (the latter doesn't happen in every class).

Winny Tang • Jul 2020

Had an amazing time. Was so fun. Very supportive environment. Will definitely come again! Thanks!

Emma Finizio • Jul 2020

We had a really great time learning and creating on Saturday.

Andrea is a fabulous teacher, who took the time to answer all of our questions, and was happy to go in whichever direction we wanted in terms of what we were going to make.

Would recommend this to anyone keen to have a go and learn some basics!

Greta Schumacher • Jul 2020

Andrea was lovely and a great teacher! She talked and demonstrated just the right amount to give guidance yet leave everyone the freedom to create what they wanted. The class size was small which gave everyone an opportunity to ask questions and have a conversation. The studio and tools provided were clean and everything was well laid out. Overall it was a fun and relaxing afternoon and I would definitely recommend it!

Rachael Hanning • Jul 2020

I bought this hand building pottery class as a birthday gift for my best friend. We both absolutely LOVED it! Andrea was an attentive and knowledgeable teacher who let us all just go with the flow, calmly assisting us to devise and make our chosen pieces. The experience was creative, therapeutic and more-ish!

Lisa Georges • Jul 2020

Loved this class! So relaxing and Andrea was a great teacher. We can’t wait to receive our new vase

Hand Building Pottery Workshop review by Lisa Georges Sydney

Lorianne Trin • Jul 2020

Andrea was a sweet instructor. She guided us from beginning to start. She was patient and calming and kept us engaged. The studio was an intimate space nestled behind an alleyway and next to a cute garden. Overall it was a very meditative and therapeautic experience.

Hand Building Pottery Workshop review by Lorianne Trin

Rebecca Tannous • Jul 2020

Was a Great set up. The teacher was really friendly, helpful and great at instructing us . Highly enjoyable experience

Pottery workshop review by Rebecca Tannous

Maddy McCure • Jun 2020

Great class! Andrea is lovely, gave us ample time and very approachable. Having a small group made a huge difference compared with previous pottery classes I’ve done. Can’t wait to go back!

Lily Reynolds • Jun 2020

Andrea is amazing Such a brilliant experience. Thank you! Looking forward to pursuing ceramics further :)

Lucy Thompson • Jun 2020

Our teacher was wonderful, very knowledgeable without overwhelming us with information. Very encouraging and helpful too. Everyone, though we chatted on and off throughout, found the class really relaxing and the time flew! Some of us made two objects and others made one larger object. Would definitely recommend - great introduction to working with clay. Great afternoon

Daniella Doughan • Jun 2020

We had a wonderful time at this class. Great value for money, excellent facilities and Andrea taught us lots of clay making skills! Highly recommended :)

Elly Love • Mar 2020

We had this most fantastic time with Andrea. She is such a great teacher and so warm and friendly and makes you feel good about what you are doing. The class was so relaxing and the time just flew by! The location is great, the studio is lovely and we were seated outside in a courtyard . We had lovely organic sparkling wine and delicious pastries. I could not recommend this experience more highly :)
We can't wait to see what our pieces look like. Thanks again Andrea.

Megan • Mar 2020

The class was great! The group size was perfect meaning everybody got attention and guidance when needed. The teacher was so nice and full of knowledge. I would definitely go again.

Kate Brewer • Mar 2020

Andrea was amazing, guiding us and helping where needed. We made two items and had a fabulous time. Now to wait for the finished products in a few weeks time

Tom Andrews • Mar 2020

The class was great for us beginners. Andrea was a great teacher and we made a handful of pieces each. I’m hoping to try the class again sometime.

Amanda Chan • Mar 2020

Andrea was so patient with teaching us and it was the best 2 hours spent. Would definitely love to come back again. Thank you, Andrea, it was amazing! :)

Hannah Lippmann • Feb 2020

I went with my Mum and we both had a lovely time! Andrea was an excellent teacher - very patient and helped everyone with their projects. As complete beginners, I felt like we gained a good understanding of the basics. Would recommend - can't wait to see our finished pieces!

Jade Lillo-Trynes • Feb 2020

We loved this class! The teacher was great - gave all the instructions we needed in a way that was clear and easy for beginners. Highly recommend!

Simon Willis • Feb 2020

Great class and great fun, the teacher was great, thank you for a fun day

Robyn Koski • Feb 2020

My partner and I attended for our monthly date day/night and both loved it! Andrea our teacher was friendly, really personable and knowledgable in her field. There were 7 of us in total and everyone made 2 items (mugs, breaky bowls, pot plants etc) and will receive them once they have been fired in a couple of weeks. There is ample street parking. Highly recommend!

Emma Cashman • Feb 2020

I attended the pottery class for a friends hens party and it was absolutely fantastic

The teacher was incredibly kind, flexible and prompt with the arrangements for the day and the class itself was wonderful. We all ended up making different things that we wanted and were supported throughout the whole process.

The day of the class was especially hot, and the teacher was very accomodating for all of us. The way the class was set up meant that we could all mingle and chat and play games which was awesome.

This is a fantastic class that I absolutely loved and would highly recommend as a fun activity but also lots of fun for a group event.
Thank you so much :)

Zaki Pavlicevic • Jan 2020

Great class and really enjoyable. Also felt quite therapeutic. Would definitely do it again. Andrea was really friendly and welcoming.

Martin Hellstroem • Jan 2020

Got at the studio a bit before class and had a great conversation with Andrea about pottery. The class itself had only 4 people and was really fun. I created a beautiful cup and cannot wait for the end product.
Highly recommended

Hand Building Pottery Workshop review by Martin Hellstroem

Alaine Caughey • Jan 2020

I did a Hand Building Pottery Class.
I really enjoyed the class. Andrea was a great teacher. The Venue was cute and there was only 4 people in the class which made it quite personal. Would definitely recommend.

Gemma Gardiman • Jan 2020

AMAZING class, had such a blast! Teacher was so sweet and patient, I learnt a lot and have come home with some pottery to use in my own home!

Jacqueline Chew • Jan 2020

Andrea was fantastic! This was a great class for beginners. She went through the different techniques, and helped us create beautiful cups! Would highly recommend.

Michael Boutros • Jan 2020

Andrea is very friendly and helpful. Great environment, small classes mean you get a great amount of attention. Definitely recommend. 5 stars.

Pottery workshop review by Michael Boutros

Chloe Simpson • Jan 2020

Andrea was a fantastic teacher. We had a lovely experience and can’t wait to see the end product of our hand made pottery labours :)
Highly recommend

Pottery workshop review by Chloe Simpson

Trina Bechly • Jan 2020

What a wonderful workshop! A great entry/refresher into the world of pottery. Excellent teacher - thanks, Andrea), great location and lots of fun!
Highly recommended!

Lesley Scott • Jan 2020

Wow, we had a great time. The teacher was encouraging and gentle in her critique of our creations. This is a very practical course in that we learned skills to build useable vessels (once they’re fired for us by Andrea). I totally recommend ‘hand building pottery’ with Andrea.

Georgina Gye • Jan 2020

Andrea was great. She was very patient and very encouraging. We all worked at our own pace and I would highly recommend this class to any beginner.

Suzanne Hill • Jan 2020

This class was amazing. Well taught, very relaxing, and very informative. Our teacher Andrea was the best!

Anna • Dec 2019

The studio and our teacher, Andrea, was great! We loved the experience and would like to come back soon for another class. Have never tried pottery before, but i am absolutely gonna try it again after this lovely class :)

Alexander Jonassen • Dec 2019

It was such a Great experience and so much fun! Andrea was very sweet and helpful - we would definitely love to come back and do more pottery! Can’t wait!

Michelle Kim • Dec 2019

Such a fun workshop. Did it with my partner to create Christmas gifts and my partner and I had so much fun. It was just the two of us instead of a class so it was more one on one. The instructor was so patient as well and you could really tell she was very passionate about what she does. No questions were left unanswered and we thoroughly learned to enjoy working with clay

Jack Dinh • Dec 2019

We had a very large group, 18 people which Andrea was able to accomodate for. It was a hot and sweaty day and Andrea also provided buckets of ice, water and ceramic cups for us!

Andrea was an awesome teacher, super friendly and patient with all of us newbies to pottery.

Just about every single person in the team gave feedback saying how much they loved the afternoon with Andrea and the pottery class.

I highly recommend this class and will be recommending it for other team events at my work.

Hand Building Pottery Workshop review by Jack Dinh

Mei Gan • Nov 2019

Andrea was so nice and encouraging for us to be creative and to make something we wanted. Attentive but let us worked on our pieces without pressuring or rushing through the 2 hours. Great way to spend a Saturday morning!

Ann Layson • Nov 2019

Thank you so muchAndrea. Loved the class, such a great experience. Hopefully will be back again. Can't wait to pick up my creation.

Vanessa Cheng • Nov 2019

It was such a great experience to unwind and build plates and mugs with our hands. The warehouse is lovely and Andrea was so sweet. Would highly recommend

Grace Bishenden • Nov 2019

Andrea was amazing and so friendly. I loved the class and will definitely be returning in the future
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