imakesculptures, pottery teacher

imakesculptures

imakesculptures 4.8 (52)
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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.






Listings


Sculpture Art: Make Your Mate Out of Clay

date_range Sun 4 Jul, 2pm

location_on Paddington

1 to 8

label $115

3k

Organic Pottery Workshop: Make Leafy Platters

date_range Sun 4 Jul, 10am

location_on Paddington

1 to 11

label $119

3k

Sculpture Workshop: Make Your Mate Out of Clay

date_range Contact for details

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 8

label $119

5.0 (1)

3k

Ceramic Workshop: Make a Luscious Leaf Platter

date_range Contact for details

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 8

label $114

4.0 (1)

3k

Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug

date_range Contact for details

location_on Sydney

1 to 25

label $119 - $129

4.0 (3)

3k

Sculpture Workshop: Make a Clay Human Torso

date_range Contact for details

location_on Chippendale

1 to 20

label $129

5.0 (1)

3k

Make Your Own Unique Mug

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 25

label $79 - $119

4.8 (16)

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 35

label $59 - $99

4.9 (10)

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $99 - $119

4.9 (13)

DIY Clay Hanging Planter

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 30

label $79 - $109

4.7 (3)

Firing and Glazing Ceramics for Beginners

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 10

label $76 - $96

5.0 (2)

Mould Making and Casting Course

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 4

label $440 - $540

5.0 (2)

Specialist Figurative Sculpting Course

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 6

label $280 - $499

3k

DIY Marbled Mug Craft Box / Kit with Crystals

local_shipping Ships to you

label $109 - $199

3k

DIY Body Sculpture Craft Box for Two

local_shipping Ships to you

label $139

3k




Reviews

(52)



Annie Tan Jun 2021

Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug



Overall it was a fun experience, and the ambience of the room was enjoyable, with nice music, drinks and conversations around the table. The techniques were accessible and manageable and the emails before and after the class were clear and instructive. Irina had a sense of humour and gave us freedom to experiment with our own choices. I had a good time. However, the class was quite big and there were  + more

Pottery workshop review by Annie Tan

Kim Cardwell Jun 2021

Make Your Own Unique Mug



I received all the required materials and had heaps of fun learning how to go through the steps to make my mug. I felt well taken care of with her eyes over my work every step of the way providing feedback for necessary adjustments. I can't wait to fire my mug and start using it, I'm so happy with the end result! Thank you so much


Roxanne Phan Jun 2021

Ceramic Workshop: Make a Luscious Leaf Platter



Teacher was lovely and we were given all the materials needed to make this leaf platter! Can't wait to see how it'll turn out after firing and glazing

Pottery workshop review by Roxanne Phan Sydney

Auna Jornayvaz Jun 2021

Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug



It was a nice break for my girlfriends and me! The teacher was nice, but could have done a bit better job of explaining everything without slowing it down so much. Overall it was a great afternoon away and I highly recommend it!


Janette Toll Jun 2021

Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug



Our teacher Irena was generous, kind, well prepared and a good/patient teacher for a newcomer to pottery like me The materials supplied were great and very neatly packaged. The venue was a comfortable, calm inspiring space with very clean amenities, good coffee & snacks. I made a mug

Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug review by Janette Toll

Anna Hearn Jun 2021

Sculpture Workshop: Make a Clay Human Torso



It was a workshop, lovely casual atmosphere. Loved my sculpture and would do another. Thank you! :-)

Sculpture Workshop: Make a Clay Human Torso review by Anna Hearn

Ava Princi May 2021

Sculpture Workshop: Make Your Mate Out of Clay



Great instruction, lovely space, all materials provided. Little costly, but very fun. Very happy with our sculptures !

Sculpture Workshop: Make Your Mate Out of Clay review by Ava Princi Sydney

Mirran Wicker May 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Great course, was super fun to make :) I'm really happy with the bowl I made.


Jessica Clements Apr 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



The teacher was very good and flexible with the time of the class. She was also very helpful.


Leah Cuthbert Apr 2021

Make Your Own Unique Mug



Great fun! And very practical, easy to follow and adaptable - I could make a GIANT mug for my GIANT cups of tea Thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday morning class Thanks Irina


Mei Alford Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Your Own Unique Mug



Irina was a patient teacher, the materials supplied were more than enough. Good fun experience! Thanks Irina.


Emma Walton Mar 2021

Make Your Own Unique Mug



I had Great fun. Wouldn’t mind doing this class again as using the clay was easier than I thought it would be


Marnie Hart Mar 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Irina was a 5 star teacher and provided an incredible experience for our team building event. She was so organised with sending all of the kits (to 88 people in total!) and had everyone engaged and immersed in the experience. Highly recommend this class as it exceeded our expectations and Irina delivered in everything she said she would! Very grateful for the experience.


Anonymized Customer Feb 2021

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



A fun, informative class with a very knowledgeable and kind teacher. Would definitely recommend this class.


Marilyn Ralston Feb 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



It was a great course and lots of fun. My teacher was very patient with me, providing lots of helpful ideas and good guidance, The kit arrived early and contained all the necessary equipment. Thank you.


Tina Nosurname Feb 2021

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



Thanks again Irina, it was a great opportunity and I'm inspired to keep sculpting :)


Isabel Hernandez Feb 2021

Make Your Own Unique Mug



Great class with a great tutor. Very in-depth and instructive. Would suggest to anyone looking to broaden their interests


Hana Kwon Feb 2021

Make Your Own Unique Mug



The session was a great learning experience for the team! The Teacher was able to explain the steps in a very clear manner and answer all questions the team had along the way. The team really enjoyed it - thank you for leading this for us!


Erica Hopewell Jan 2021

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



An enjoyable experience. Irena provides great direction and has a good eye, providing corrective advice on the run to keep the work on track.

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting review by Erica Hopewell

Haley Saldamli Jan 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Fantastic class. Irina Is brilliant. Patient and clear instructions on how to make and achieve my project. Irina provided tips and tricks which I very much appreciate. I highly recommend her class. Thank you!


Kiersten Rasmussen Jan 2021

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



The class was really interesting and wasn't intimidating to me as a complete beginner. I learnt a lot and felt comfortable throughout the whole process


Madeleine Lind Jan 2021

Make Your Own Unique Mug



This class was the perfect team activity, and our host was quick to respond and very helpful. Highly recommend.


Dorota Krason Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Your Own Unique Mug



Irina did a great job teaching us how to make a simple clay mug. Her instructions were easy to follow and everyone’s mugs turned out looking really good! Looking forward to firing the mugs later to see the finished product. It was a really good introduction to mug making for first-timers. Thanks Irina for leading the class and answering all our questions.


Chaya Joffe Dec 2020

Mould Making and Casting Course



Irena is incredibly knowledgeable. She taught me some amazing skills. She was very flexible and happy to cater to my interests and needs. She is extremely friendly and I had a lot of fun learning!


Joanne Yang Dec 2020

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Really fun and enjoyable class! Irina was patient at explaining and demonstrating the steps and the process.

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates review by Joanne Yang

Andi Garing Dec 2020

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Mould Making and Casting Course



Irina’s classes were fun and informative. Also, she was really flexible regarding course content and allowed me to work on silicone moulds for my resin jewellery. I really enjoyed the course.

Pottery workshop review by Andi Garing

Priya Varghese Nov 2020

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



A patient teacher who's most happy to provide information even after the class was over.


Claire Cooke Nov 2020

34 ClassBento workshops attended • 29 reviews

Make Your Own Unique Mug



I had never tried something like this before. The class was a gentle introduction and I learnt some cool things. Very glad I got the mold - that made life much easier.


Megan Andriessen Nov 2020

Make Your Own Unique Mug



A relaxed way to spend an hour on a Sunday. A very patient teacher who was also generous with her knowledge and really keen to help at every step of the process. I’m hoping I’ll get the opportunity to do another class very soon.


Francesco Grande Nov 2020

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



Lovely 1:1 experience with a kind and patient teacher. Would highly recommend this as a gift or even experience for yourself!


Hannah King Nov 2020

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Really enjoyable. Instructions were simple and straightforward. I recommend the course or beginners or intermediate levels.


Sandy Hedger Oct 2020

Make Your Own Unique Mug



We had so much fun and Irina was so patient with our inexperienced giggling group. Highly recommend!


Sebastian Hecker Oct 2020

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



Highly recommend. Irina was very patient, extremely accommodating and guided us through creating our pieces without being critical of our work or disinterested. We were happy with the end result and was fantastic doing it in a group online.

Pottery workshop review by Sebastian Hecker Sydney

Monika Patsali Oct 2020

Make Your Own Unique Mug



I didn't receive the cup mould. Class seems a bit pricey for whats involved. Also wasn't aware there was extra work and more costs involved to complete product post the tutorial. More time is required for the class in order to allow more questions. Great teacher very informative and easy to follow. I will recommend for other people.


Reply from this teacher:

Dear Monika,

I am truly sorry that you did not have a good experience in my class but I am asking you kindly to thoroughly read the listing prior to booking so that we avoid any disappointments.

You have not received a cup mould because you have not ordered one.

When you choose not to purchase one- listing advises to have one handy- under “ things you’ll need”.

Firing and glazing that you are addressing to as an additional work and effort is inevitable part of ceramic art and it has been so since its invention.

My listing mentions it in many points, i will try to highlight it more.

Further- I am really trying to teach people a unique techniques that I myself have came up with, and I thought that trying to teach more advanced things are bonus rather than a flaw, and I wish you have advised in the beginning of the class that you prefer a simpler option.

Finally, I have made my class longer for you and I will for everyone who needs more time- I even offer additional consultations and feedback should you need any in my follow up email.

My offer to help you finish your mug successfully still stands.

Best,
Irina


Naomi Hawking Oct 2020

Make Your Own Unique Mug



Really fun lesson! I learned so much and I can't wait to use my new mug!


Elyse Lithgow Sep 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Make Your Own Unique Mug



One on one classes for me are a little awkward but the teacher had some good advice and was knowledgeable.


Duncan Bullock Sep 2020

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



I had a lot of fun in this class. The teacher was very helpful, and kept the class moving quickly enough to give you the basics and give your model a good shape for you to continue with. She was very generous with her time too. I also particularly liked that she had her large model there to demonstrate on as well. The only difficult parts for me were that I am a little deaf so sometimes I find it harder to hear than in a normal conversation, but that would be the same in any online class.


Mia Havryluk Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



I think Mia and Luca were the youngest students the class ever had, if website can state appropriate ages would be helpful. Nonetheless Mia enjoyed the class, and was happy she got a taste of sculpting (and tried out a new activity during lockdown) although it was a little harder than expected done online. For girls her age, would be helpful if there is a curated session and/or follow up class included to check in for further questions and encouragement. Could you let me know contacts of suppliers/ shops that we could purchase the materials from  + more


Sophia Hyland Sep 2020

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



We really loved taking this class with Irina! She was professional, insightful and personable. She was great at being able to review your sculpture in progress and provide helpful suggestions on how to make it better and more realistic. We've been really looking for ways to find interesting things to do during lockdown and this exceeded our expectations. Thanks, Irina

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting review by Sophia Hyland

Luca Allen Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



This was a really fun, helpful class with a super nice teacher. I highly recommend :)


Megan Darwish Sep 2020

Make Your Own Unique Mug



Irina was very patient and helpful and dealt well with the online factor. Our team all had a great time with the activity. Thank you!


Sally Whittaker Sep 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Really lovely class with great tips and ideas. Great fun :) Nice to do clay work with a product that doesn’t need access to a Kiln !


Joshua Nowiczewski Sep 2020

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



Was extremely good. I still felt that the class could have been 15 to 20 minutes longer.


Kylie Swain Aug 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



The class was great, Irina was helpful and explained everything. I received guidance. It was a lot of fun!


Debra Bond Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Was a wonderful class. Lots of sharing information, guidance and review of work. I have enough clay left to do another project.


Angie Connell Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



It was a great way to spend a hour during lock down :) and got a quirky little pot to hang on too as well!

Pottery workshop review by Angie Connell

Noor Hoblos Aug 2020

Make Your Own Unique Mug



Irina was a wonderful host. She was very patient and provided a lot of feedback during and after the class. This was a great experience and I would definitely do it again.


Michael Corral Aug 2020

Firing and Glazing Ceramics for Beginners



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


Kylie Norton Aug 2020

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



The session was really informative and interesting. I was able to learn the fundamentals but all my other questions were answered, thank you


Jacqui Stockdale Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



I really learnt so much in a short time. Irina was a lovely teacher, very knowledgable and patient. The class was quite a challenge however I was inspired to continue working on my sculpture of a head with a real life model. Would highly recommend this class to other artists I know.


Rini Ismail Jul 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Firing and Glazing Ceramics for Beginners



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 :)


Sarah Stevenson Jul 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Introduction to Figurative Sculpting



It was really fun learning figurative sculpting and the teacher was full of knowledge. She taught with such clarity and even emailed notes from our discussion afterwards which was so nice of her to do. I was really happy with how my sculpture was looking by the end of the class and enjoyed the whole experience; so I would definitely recommend to others interested in trying out some figurative sculpting! :)




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