Hand Building Workshop: Serving Board

Make a DIY Serving Board with your own fingerprints imprinted into your ceramic piece

2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 4 to 14

label $100 - $119 (or 4 payments of $25 - $29.75 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $99 applies if you book into a public session 60+ days ahead, otherwise $119 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $100 for 4+ guests)

Looking for fun things to do in Melbourne with friends ?Join Diana Ceraimc's hand-building workshop in Melbourne and learn the skills to make your own personalised ceramic serving board!

In this workshop, you will make a serving platter and three small bowls, perfect for hosting a family or friend gathering in your home! This is a great introduction to hand-building with clay and is just enough time to gain an understanding of the material and get you hooked onto the calming craft.

You will be guided through two methods of hand-building with clay by a friendly expert. You'll learn the slab building technique to make your platter and then learn the pinch technique to make your very own serving bowls.

Whether you're looking for fun hens party ideas or team building activities, this relaxing and creative hand-building workshop will leave you feeling confident you will have your own signature serving plater and bowls!

Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly workshop.
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert
  • All the pottery making materials and equipment to work with
  • Your serving board set to take home.
What to bring
An old bath towel and your wonderful self!
Suitable for

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

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

Diana Ceramic is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

We are working hard to keep everyone safe and follow the new rules. At the same time, we need to protect ourselves financially so that we can keep having you all in our lovely little studio throughout this difficult period and the future beyond it.
We all have a responsibility to keep each other safe and protected. Our studio, or individual students, can be fined if everyone does not follow the government guidelines, so please commit yourself to the below guidelines and help us make sure your classmates are following them too.


• You must show proof of covid-19 vaccination
• You must bring your own face mask
• You must use hand sanitiser on arrival and throughout your class
• You must maintain a 1.5-metre distance from another person within the studio
• Do not visit if you have symptoms – STAY AT HOME

• All Diana Ceramic Staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19
• We will disinfect the studio, the tools and the workstations before and after every class
• All classwork, materials and tools will be prepped and at your station for when you arrive
• We have regular sanitation and ventilation system of the workspace in place.
• We will continuously review our workshops to make sure that they are always in line with the Government’s latest guidelines: your and our team's safety is our top priority
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us, [email protected] and we’ll be so happy to talk it all through with you.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe, we can’t wait to see you soon ????

3/6 Duffy Street, Burwood VIC

Your teacher
Diana Ceramic
Diana Ceramic

4.9 (68)

A couple of years ago on a cold winter's night, I wanted to distract myself from my run-of-the-mill professional life and decided to take a wheel throwing class. Straight away I was hooked! It was a unique experience - a feeling like nothing I had ever known or heard before!

I touched the clay, and it felt as if I was under a spell… Something as mundane and earthly as mud, yet so out of this world.

I became obsessed with pottery as an after-hours passion, and within a few months, it began to poke my creativity. Pottery became a way for meditation, reflection, and self-expression for me.

Only a few weeks into it, and I realized I had a unique set of tools to shape the clay into extraordinary forms: my background in science, my feminine delicacy, my curiosity, and a keen passion for experimenting with new things, all of which have been shaping the concepts behind my works.

My current practice ranges from tableware to decorative bowls and vases, all of which are typified by elegant imperfection, playfulness, and simplicity. A perfect whole with all my imperfections!

My approach to work is experimental, investigational, and sort of perky as I see this to be the very essence of my view of artistic activity. That said, I don’t like to follow any fixed procedures. I love to step out of the traditional pottery and give my own unique modern touch to it.

I relish playing with different types of clay and enjoy developing new glaze recipes. I’m always ecstatic with the results every time I open the kiln.

I see pottery as a form of expression, a language of the hands. It has helped me to express who I am, my roots, and my cultural identity - an aesthetic blend of Australian simplicity with a root to my Persian background.

As a woman who was born and raised in Iran, faced with lots of cultural taboos, censorship, and "do’s and don’ts" in daily life, a lot of my work focuses on the female form, which I believe helps to break cultural taboos on body and gender.

Diana Ceramic Studio is my lifelong dream that has been made a reality - a space to shape, reshape, and fulfil my love for pottery, and share my skills and passion with others. The studio is a cosy, friendly, and inspiring space, welcoming anyone who shares a passion for clay and ceramics, from absolute beginners to seasoned artists. “The studio gives access to equipment that is otherwise unavailable or too costly for individuals to afford and provides a fun and relaxed environment to learn, create, and chill out.”

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Sharryn Coffield Jun 2022

Had a lovely afternoon with my 24 year old daughter. Great class for young and old alike. Diana was patient and very helpful. Thank you

Joanne Cork Jun 2022

I had a lovely time with Diana, some others cancelled so we had the opportunity to really talk while also crafting our wares. She was a great teacher, knowledgeable, patient and full of great tips. I highly recommend this class and will do another version myself at some point.

Hand Building Workshop: Serving Board review by Joanne Cork

Jenny Liew Dec 2021

Diana has a superb heart and hospitality for her clay art lesson business, we strongly recommend this fun experience if you want a day to remember in the future.
Diana is so patience & lovely! We enjoyed the time together & this is so relax to do the clay togethee!

Emma Morris Dec 2021

88 ClassBento workshops attended • 56 reviews

This was a really fun class! Diana is so knowledgeable and kind. I can’t wait to see my platter and bowls after they’ve been fired!

Pottery workshop review by Emma Morris Sydney
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