imakesculptures, pottery teacher

imakesculptures

imakesculptures 4.8 (148)
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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.






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Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug

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location_on Surry Hills

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label $99 - $119

4.3 (6)

Ceramic Workshop: Make a Luscious Leaf Platter

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 14

label $99 - $119

4.0 (2)

Sculpture Workshop: Make Your Mate Out of Clay

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 10

label $99 - $105

5.0 (1)

Clay Sculpture Workshop: Make a Human Torso

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 14

label $99 - $109

5.0 (1)

Mould Making and Casting Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 5

label $299 - $499

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates

date_range Runs regularly

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local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 100

label $59 - $99

4.8 (38)

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners

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local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $99 - $119

4.9 (29)

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home

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LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $99 - $119

4.9 (13)

DIY Clay Hanging Planter

date_range Runs regularly

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LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 50

label $79 - $109

4.9 (11)

Learn Marbled Mug Making at Home

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 60

label $79 - $119

5.0 (1)

Mould Making and Casting Course

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 4

label $399 - $560

5.0 (4)

Specialist Figurative Sculpting Course

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 4

label $420 - $560

DIY Marbled Mug Craft Box / Kit with Crystals

local_shipping Ships to you

label $99 - $180

5.0 (2)

DIY Air Dry Clay Hanging Planter Craft Box / Kit for Two

local_shipping Ships to you

label $89 - $109

DIY Body Sculpture Craft Box / Kit for Two

local_shipping Ships to you

label $99

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Reviews

(148)



Kathryn Marangos May 2022

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Fabulous class. Great teacher and very helpful. Box came with everything I needed. Great class.


Alice Thachasongtham Apr 2022

Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug



Very relaxing and enjoyable. Good for beginners who’s love to get their hands on clay and colour powder.

Pottery workshop review by Alice Thachasongtham


Sarah Byrne Apr 2022

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



The class was okay. It would be better if there's earlier time for the class.


Reply from this teacher:

Hi Sarah, thanks for taking your time to review.
I’m sorry for the misunderstanding, there are earlier times running regularly!
In my emails to you I did suggest that you can choose your own time, I’m sorry that those emails didn’t reach you.
Hope you’ll join some of my classes in the future.

Summer Woods Apr 2022

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews

DIY Marbled Mug Craft Box / Kit with Crystals



Completely out of our comfort zone but a lot of fun! The clay was really soft and easy to work with. The crystals were gorgeous!

DIY Marbled Mug Craft Box / Kit with Crystals review by Summer Woods


Teo Falconer Apr 2022

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



Teacher was incredibly patient and accommodating. Would recommend this class to anyone looking for a nice, respectful teaching style.


Haseeb Rana Apr 2022

Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug



What was the teacher like? She was so nice and helpful, will definitely recommend her to friends and family. How was the venue (if there was one)? Great, very clean, lots of space and facilities like coffee. If materials were provided, did you like them? Yes, clay and paint was provided and she offered to give us paint to take home. Was the class good value for money? Yes What did you do / learn? We learnt how to sculpt ceramic mugs and ad our unique design with paint and inks.


Danielle Walker Feb 2022

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



Very fun class! I'm a newbie to using clay, and Irena gave us some very useful tips on how to make a beautiful handmade planter pot using air-drying clay. I'd definitely recommend :-)


Fiona Shaw Jan 2022

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Loved doing this as was new to me . Teacher great and one to one class . Struggled with clay a bit rolling out thin and ring for bowl with my hands like usual . Run out time to do coasters unfortunate . Thanks had enjoyable time and proud of my bowl still waiting to dry to put glaze on it for my first effort . Can't wait until drys so can put colour on it see pattern effect better . Thanks so much  + more

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates review by Fiona Shaw


Jess Brooks Jan 2022

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



What a great class! It was a pleasure learning from Irina, she provided lots of helpful tips and guidance throughout the lesson. I'm very happy with what I was able to create and have enough clay left over to make another torso in my own time as well!

Pottery workshop review by Jess Brooks


Vincent Chagnaud Jan 2022

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Thank you so much for your time, very nice and fun class. Really recommend if you want to have a nice time.


Keryn Shipp Jan 2022

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



This tutorial has got me super excited and prepped to hopefully create some wonderful pieces for family and friends. Thank you Irina

Pottery workshop review by Keryn Shipp


Mandy McCarthy Jan 2022

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



This is a fabulous class. It is a lot of fun and really easy. The concept has been very well thought-through and is suitable for absolute beginners. Highly recommend it.


Emma Morris Dec 2021

75 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews

Learn Marbled Mug Making at Home



I really enjoyed this class…even though I stuffed up my mug and turned the clay into lunch pot mugs after the class ended it was a relaxing way to spend a Wednesday evening

Learn Marbled Mug Making at Home review by Emma Morris


Skye Short Dec 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



An enjoyable and relaxing class for a team activity. Irina was a great teacher and the pace was good.


Samantha Leongtave Dec 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



The class was given to me as a birthday present from my husband. I didn't know what to expect so had no expectations. It was my first time doing any kind of clay sculpting since I was at school. As a total beginner I found it difficult to follow in watching the teacher on a screen and trying to make the figure at the same time so missed crucial parts of learning. It would have been better to be broken down into parts or sections of watch first then you try method and then feedback, with some info on what the tools were best used for/how. I guess  + more


Michelle Clancy Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Absolutely loved this class. Irina was so knowledgeable and provided so many handy hints and artistic direction, that I’m already planning my next project. Would highly recommend for everyone


Lyn Austen Nov 2021

Mould Making and Casting Course



Irina is a very knowledgeable teacher and happy to adapt to your needs. I will be taking more of her classes.


Roman Revyakin Nov 2021

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



I enjoyed the class and made a very nice torso, as well as got some helpful tips! The materials were great quality, the clay was very nice especially. Thank you so much!

Pottery workshop review by Roman Revyakin


Kyuri Kim Nov 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



It was a great great time for me. I have wanted to learn sculpture but I looked so difficult to learn. But I am so happy looking at the sculpture made by my hand for 1.5 hours today. Thank you Irina:):)


Hideki Yamaguchi Nov 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



Great customer care, teaching skills and "after the class" follow-up


Julie Lin Nov 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



Really enjoyed the class. Informative, great fun & relaxed. Would highly recommend it to friends. Thanks Irina.


Spring Shen Nov 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



Good lesson but face to face lesson will be better . The teacher can do touch up for students.


Laura Zhu Nov 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



非常喜欢这个节目 内容真的非常好 I like this program very much. The content is really good.


Ping Mu Nov 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



It is very interesting to learn how to make a Figurative Sculpting very happy with it


Matthew Sheers Nov 2021

Mould Making and Casting Course



Thanks for a great class. I recommend this as a fun class for anyone to try.


Prasadi Pilosof Oct 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Irina was really knowledgeable and explained everything in an easy to follow format.


Ram Kusuma Oct 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Irina was exceptional in her craft and the way she explained was very easy to understand and the session was full of fun


Sally Brown Oct 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



I had a private class with my family and Irina for my birthday and it was brilliant. She was so talented and a great teacher, giving us individual tips and encouragement along the way.

Pottery workshop review by Sally Brown


Martha Gledhill-Tuite Oct 2021

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



This class was so enjoyable! The teacher was very knowledgeable and was able to explain the process and anatomy clearly.


Kymberley Patten Oct 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



The class was great, An excellent way to spend a Saturday afternoon. THe teacher was very helpful, and gave great pointers, and feedback. It was very relaxing. I love the small class and if anything, I wished it could have gone for longer


Yuri van Oct 2021

Pottery class



Thank u it was great , I enjoyed it ! Would like I try it again


Quentin Leroy Oct 2021

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



This was a great workshop! The pace was good, the teacher was patient and the outcome is fantastic!


Christina Sheers Oct 2021

29 ClassBento workshops attended • 35 reviews

Pottery class



this is a great class for everyone to make your own unique mug at home.


Paul Giles Oct 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Very good and explain will in relaxed environment


Holly Smith Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery class



Great communication leading up to the session and a wonderful class, the team really enjoyed it!


Paulo Maranhao Oct 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



OK, not super engaging. Would suggest more interaction.


Penny Spencer Oct 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



This was my second sculpture class with Irina - I really enjoyed it and very happy with my result !

Pottery workshop review by Penny Spencer


Jenni Bradley Oct 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Loved this lesson on making a bowl. Very relaxed atmosphere and instructions were easy to understand. Thank you

Pottery workshop review by Jenni Bradley


Dyranda Hortle Oct 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Very good, easy to follow instructions and really happy with the products produced in the class.


John Tabari Oct 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



It was a fabulous class! Perfect Dad and Daughter time together for a long weekend


Gregory Naud Oct 2021

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



Good equipment, encouraging and knowledgeable teacher and a great little keep sake at the end!

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home review by Gregory Naud


Fiona Macneall Sep 2021

Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Unique Mug



Great class. We really enjoyed. A good class to take with teenagers and the perfect activity for a rainy day.


Chantelle Dabrowski Sep 2021

Pottery class



This class was good but felt like a bit more instructions would be useful and would have been handy to know the kiln requirements beforehand and glaze to be used


Eric Emerick Sep 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Our bowl was very cute. Love the class and was very meditative. Have recommended to friends and family.


Kate Jenkins Sep 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



The class was a fun lockdown activity. Irina explained the process clearly and we're very happy with the end result.


Elizabeth Colley Sep 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Resources arrived in good time, everything needed was provided. It would be great if the class could be a little longer.


Yuliia Allen Sep 2021

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



Thank you so much! We had a great time and tried something new!


Jennifer Xu Sep 2021

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



Really awesome experience! The instructor was patient and made the overall project very fun


Nicole Papworth Sep 2021

Pottery class



The class was more a narrated sculptor making a mug rather than a clear class. I'd suggest starting with explaining the steps and having some examples to show before we launch into doing. In our teams conversation after the teacher left we all mentioned we were lost at many points and would have appreciated knowing what was coming next so we could have planned better. I don't think anyone in our class actually ended up with a successful mug and many of us had done pottery classes before.


Luke Shiell Sep 2021

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



I really enjoyed the class, it was calm and relaxing and it was nice to just work on a clay sculpture.


Giannella Merhi Sep 2021

Pottery class



This was a great class for us beginners and so nice to do with our teen girls. We had a lot of fun


Giannella Merhi Sep 2021

Pottery class



This was fantastic especially for us beginners, this has definitely inspired me to pursue more works with clay - maybe make my own range of mugs.


Penny Spencer Sep 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



Really enjoyable class to do ! Easy to follow/ well taught. I’ ve never tried sculpture before and feel inspired to keep learning more . I recommend it !

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners review by Penny Spencer


Kristy Rogers Sep 2021

Pottery class



Really enjoyable session! A nice way to bring the team together while everyone is working remotely.


Janine Brundle Sep 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



I enjoyed doing something very different, and it was well explained and equipment was excellent


Amour Mah Sep 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Fun class that i did virtually with my niece. Easy instructions and great kit - lovely instructor.

Pottery workshop review by Amour Mah


Stefanie Kokkinakis Sep 2021

Pottery class



A lovely activity to do during lockdown and a super easy way to get started with clay!


Jacinta Simcox Sep 2021

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



Relaxed session and great introduction to using clay. Enjoyed the experience and on line availibity


Sarah Redmond Sep 2021

Pottery class



It was a really interesting class and quite messy, but we got right int here and made a mug, which I must say I'm very proud of!


Lauren Sargeant Sep 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



I loved this class. I am really happy with what I've created and can't wait to make more planters. I liked how Irina taught a variety of techniques so we could choose what we wanted our finished planter to look like.


Alina Selwin Sep 2021

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



Really enjoyed the class. Loved the kit provided. Very interactive and Irina guided me step by step from the beginning. 100% would recommend this class to others.


Vittorio Lim Sep 2021

Pottery class



I enjoyed this activity. I feel that a short explanation of how it would all come together before starting would help people follow along. All in all, it was a constructive and fun break from lockdown boredom. Thank you.


Stefanie Corcoglioniti Sep 2021

Pottery class



Thank you so much ! It was such a fun session, very patient and helpful with everyone’s questions.


Ramya Kumar Aug 2021

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



Great fun and interactive session. Our tutpr was very supportive and responsive to queries and requests for feedback!


James Dalton Aug 2021

33 ClassBento workshops attended • 33 reviews

DIY Marbled Mug Craft Box / Kit with Crystals



This was such a great class. We really enjoyed getting our hands into the clay. It was great being able to choose our own colours and what we wanted to make. We have since done more pottery and still loving it.

DIY Marbled Mug Craft Box / Kit with Crystals review by James Dalton


Annabelle Welsh Aug 2021

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



We loved Irina’a class and learnt so much about the human form, highly recommend for a team building activity or if you have always wanted to learn how to sculpt. thanks Irina

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home review by Annabelle Welsh Sydney


Shirley Reeder Aug 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



It was great to be in a class where the teacher allowed you a variety of options to create something that is special for you. Thank you!

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates review by Shirley Reeder Sydney


Michelle Ng Aug 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Irina hosted a private zoom party for my sisters bday during lockdown, she was patient and accommodated the different speeds of the group and materials used for the leaf platter. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon and love the results, highly recommend!


Julie Tregarthen Aug 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Really enjoyed it. Teacher was able to find a work around since balloons didn’t arrive in kit. I guess the proof will really be when it dries! It was fun!


Yesim Hauer Aug 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



It was a great class and I really enjoyed. Thanks!


Helena Ng Aug 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Irina was very responsive about shipping queries, patient during our call and was really flexible for our private class. Everyone had a great time. Thank you for allowing us to make it a memorable 40th for my sister.


Riley Tombs Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



Loved this class Our teacher was so great always wanting to assist us and guide where we should adjust areas. She gave great instructions too - the clay was easy to work with and the tools in the pack were good quality too!

Pottery workshop review by Riley Tombs


Rebeca Guo Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



I really enjoy this class! Thank you so much. Will do more in the future.


Matilda Hillam Aug 2021

77 ClassBento workshops attended • 45 reviews

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



A lovely little introduction into figurative sculpture. Clear and easy to understand for all levels.

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners review by Matilda Hillam


Brook Hendricks Aug 2021

Pottery class



Great class! Loved trying something new and it was awesome to have received everything ahead of time in the mailed kit. I could have used double the amount of the plastic covering to avoid the huge mess on my countertop as I would have wrapped my table in baking paper beforehand if I knew how messy I would get! That said, I would have benefitted from a few more instructions beforehand, including recommended mug types to have prepared for the session. We also went over the allocated time by a fair bit - we had a chatty group which likely contributed  + more


Carrie Inne Aug 2021

Pottery class



I know it can be hard to set up at home but I sometimes found it hard to see what was happening through the laptop camera and was behind for most of the time. Otherwise it was a new experience and would do it again! Thanks so much!


Reply from this teacher:

Hi Carrie, thank you for your review. I am using 2021 ipad pro which is a very good camera, have the lights setup in my studio that point at me while teaching and use high- quality headphones too. We unfortunately also had trouble seeing you last night, and I always invite people to talk to me, speak up if they want me to show them a close up of anything or to repeat anything you were behind with. Hope to see you back for a class in the future !

Jasmin Lin Aug 2021

31 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews

Ceramic Workshop: Make a Luscious Leaf Platter



fun class, liked how my platter looks, look forward to using it when glazed and fired


Charlotte Chaplin Aug 2021

Pottery class



The team had a great time and were able to join in via video call. There was a lot of laughter and fun had by all.


James Dalton Aug 2021

Pottery class



We had so much fun doing this class. It was so lovely getting our hands dirty and learning about sculpting mugs

Make Your Own Unique Mug review by James Dalton


Charlotte McKewen Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



This was the perfect Sunday wind down to do with my girlfriends! Irina was fantastic and more than happy to give each of us individual feedback on all of our sculptures. Would definitely recommend this class, it's relaxing and fun wrapped into one!

Pottery workshop review by Charlotte McKewen Sydney


Jean Parlett Aug 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



I was lucky to have my class one on one. The teacher is very easy to follow and gave me great advice as I went along. I have never done clay sculpting before, let alone studied anatomy and was pleased with the outcome. I am confident to put the finishing touches to the torso on my own.

Pottery workshop review by Jean Parlett


Camila Galizzi Aug 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home



I had a beautiful experience with this class. I've never done anything with clay before and I can reassure it's totally beginner friendly. Irina sent all the materials needed for the class and I also ended up with more to work on future projects! She guided me through it all and provided me with references and recommendations. Now I'm just waiting for my piece to dry so I can paint it :)

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home review by Camila Galizzi


Jo Dunster Aug 2021

Pottery class



My teacher was nice and got straight into the class. There was a lot to cover and I should have taken her advice and gotten one of the tumblers as I got a bit muddled trying to use my own container for creating my form. It was a fun way to do something with my partner and makes me want to try other zoom classes.


Virginia Lewis Jul 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Excellent class, we'll paced and everything understandable. Would recommend it to anyone, you don't need to have any expertise.


Rez Cabala Jul 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery class



This was such a good class! Irina is such a lovely teacher and paces the class very well. You get heaps of opportunity to ask questions and chat to the teacher. Exactly what I needed during lockdown! Thank you so much!


Sofia Fuller-Smith Jul 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Really great class! Very organised delivery and heaps of fun. Excited to use my bowl! :)


Mary Condos Jul 2021

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



Irina hosted our Mum's virtual birthday party with a private DIY Clay Hanging Planter. Whilst it was online, we felt as though the class ran really smoothly and had a great experience. Irina was patient with us and took the time to explain each step. 100% would recommend this class!


Mark Moskvitch Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



Fantastic class and great teacher. Irina explained everything really well and gave constant feedback on my work. Would highly recommend this course and would do it again. The online format worked really well. The hands on experience and focus on preparation have opened up a whole new world of creative outlet for me.


Louise Smith Jul 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



We really enjoyed Irena’s class. We did it together as a family with our teenage children and it was a great way to spend time as a family, especially during lockdown. Irena was very flexible and gave wonderful advice. We each ended up with a very unique figure. Thank you Irena. :-)


Charmaine Smit Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



Highly recommend this class. Was good fun and I learned a lot in such a short time. Thank you!


Taylor Kanty Jul 2021

Pottery class



Had a really good time taking this class, and was a great lockdown activity. There could have been more instruction however, from Irina. A few things that would have helped: 1. Giving us a warning as to how much clay to use at the beginning, if we want a handle, noting that we need clay for the bottom of the mug, for the 'glue paste', etc. 2. Noting how to use the colours, and that instead of mushing them into the clay, it should be more 'painted' on the outside to help the colour appear. 3. Setting up-front what we should be using the colours  + more


Reply from this teacher:

Taylor, thank you for taking the time for such a thorough review of the class.

I regret to see that our communication wasn’t too successful, because in my opinion I did explain it all and more, but i do respect that this technique may not be your cup of tea and that we are not all always on the same page.

Regarding your mugs not being the same as the picture- no two art pieces are ever the same, not even from the same person. That is the point and one of the main rules of creation. This is not the puzzle to be put together to look identical as mine ( which one?- they are all different) but the path and guidance on how to create “Your Own Unique Mug” as the title states.

If there is anything I can do to help, you have my email and are welcome to ask for free bonus guidance as I offer to everyone who find the class a bit overwhelming.



Pauline Beasley Jul 2021

Pottery class



Class was convenient online and we were able to discuss glazing techniques I was particularly interested in. Lots of helpful information


Norma Shalley Jul 2021

Pottery class



An enjoyable evening. Friendly instructor and even as complete beginners we are very satisfied with our end product (clay mug).


Frances Bullock Jun 2021

DIY Clay Hand Built Bowls and Plates



Really good connection on zoom and well explained so I could follow her easily and ask questions


Jessica Douglass Jun 2021

68 ClassBento workshops attended • 59 reviews

Pottery class



Great class. Everything you needed was included in the box and the teacher was very knowledgeable


Molly Woodhouse Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

DIY Clay Hanging Planter



Such a great class, well taught, with great tips and demonstrations with a beautiful finished product. Thank you!


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


Reply from this teacher:

Annie, thank you for taking the time for your review.
Unfortunately, in group classes one-on-one time is understandably limited and I advise on following my step- by step thorough demonstration.

I feel it’s a necessity to give people freedom to enjoy, socialise and get creative without me hovering over them constantly. I still show and explain every single step without an exception.

Groups are now limited to 12 which allows everyone to get my attention within 2.5-3 hrs if they only speak up. I am very enthusiastic about teaching, just seeking for that balance between a lecture and an experience.

Kim Cardwell Jun 2021

Pottery class



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

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

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


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 Sydney


Anna Hearn Jun 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Clay Sculpture Workshop: Make a Human Torso



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

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


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

Pottery class



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

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery class



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


Emma Walton Mar 2021

Pottery class



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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


Isabel Hernandez Feb 2021

Pottery class



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


Hana Kwon Feb 2021

Pottery class



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners review by Erica Hopewell Sydney


Haley Saldamli Jan 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

Pottery class



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


Dorota Krason Dec 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Pottery class



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

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 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

40 ClassBento workshops attended • 35 reviews

Pottery class



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

Pottery class



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

Pottery class



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


Sebastian Hecker Oct 2020

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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


Monika Patsali Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class



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

Pottery class



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

Pottery class



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


Duncan Bullock Sep 2020

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners review by Sophia Hyland


Luca Allen Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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


Megan Darwish Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery class



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

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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

Pottery class



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

Pottery class



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


Kylie Norton Aug 2020

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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

75 ClassBento workshops attended • 75 reviews

Pottery class



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

Learn Figurative Sculpting for Beginners



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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