Introduction to Ceramics at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Create your very own hand built ceramics!



1 hour Class size 4 to 20     label $90


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2-5 business days. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Join us for this fun workshop in which you will learn how to hand build simple clay forms. This workshop is perfect for beginners!

We'll begin with a thorough explanation of the equipment and materials required. We will then move on to a detailed demonstration of hand building techniques. I will demonstrate coil, pinch and slab techniques.

Please note that your final pieces will need to be glazed and fired after the workshop. You will need to take them to a kiln to be fired.

If you are local your pieces can be dropped off for firing in our kiln once completely dry. They will need to be 'bisque' fired then glazed and fired again at cone 6. When taking your piece to a kiln be sure to let them know it needs to be fired at cone 6.


Knowledge Required
Suitable for beginners
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 1kg of clay
  • Pottery tool set
  • A cloth
What you'll need
  • Rolling pin
  • 2x chopsticks or something of similar width
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for virtual team building activities at home.

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

Your teacher
Handmaker's Factory
Handmaker's Factory

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Handmaker's Factory is a studio space in West Footscray, Melbourne empowering people to confidently create in a sustainable way, share their knowledge and learn new skills through creative workshops & DIY kits.

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Nathaniel Irving  •  Nov 2020


Did this workshop with my sisters and we really enjoyed it!
Nicolah was amazing and the instructions were clear. Very happy and will keep practising the techniques she thought us. Can’t wait to see the glazed finished products our of vases/trinkets.

Introduction to Ceramics at Home review by Nathaniel Irving

Nishtha Aggarwal  •  Oct 2020


This class was so much fun! Nichola is a great teacher. I can't wait until lockdown is over so I can visit her workshop to learn and play some more.

Introduction to Ceramics at Home review by Nishtha Aggarwal

Kirsty Allen  •  Sep 2020


Nicola delivered a really engaging and well structured session, with clear instructions and good use of two cameras. I enjoyed it a lot and am really inspired to keep mucking about with clay with the help of the kit. So great that it's included in the workshop price. Thanks Nicola, the session was terrific.

Introduction to Ceramics at Home review by Kirsty Allen

Trisha Aventurado  •  Sep 2020


Nichola explained each step at a nice pace and I was able to see what she was doing. She worked through three different techniques and explained how to use the tools. It was a very good introduction to ceramics and executed well online.

Tanya Costello  •  Sep 2020


This class was terrific.
Nichola is friendly and an excellent teacher. We made 3 styles of clay pot following Nichola as she described the techniques. She told us about clay types, glazing and firing. Truly to be recommended.

Helen Barr  •  Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Thanks, I had was fun. I enjoyed the pack sent out and the pottery class.

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Rini Ismail  •  Jun 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


It was a great session on a Saturday morning to learn ceramic basics from home. Nichola is very knowledgeable, gave clear instructions and a lot of tips. The various camera views were very helpful too.

Jennifer Debono  •  May 2020


Thoroughly enjoyed, Nicole very helpful and explained everything fully. Thanks for a great time. Time went way too quickly.

Geoff Orton  •  May 2020


Great class that covered a lot of helpful tips for beginning ceramics at home. Very clear instructions, and well set up with multiple camera views to see what was happening. Loved it!

Edward Liew  •  Apr 2020


Great introductory class to ceramics! Had so much fun learning the basics and so many techniques and tips. Really amazing how this could be done at home via Zoom! Highly recommended.

Introduction to Ceramics at Home review by Edward Liew Sydney

Ann Lee  •  Apr 2020


Thank you Nichola! Loved the class and it was more than I expected. Very happy with my little creations.

Pottery workshop review by Ann Lee
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