Introduction to Handmade Japanese Pottery Course

Learn how to make handmade Japanese pottery in four sessions

4 x 3 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $290 (or 4 payments of $72.50 Afterpay)

In this superb class delivered to you by the master craftsmanship of Ms Emi Tanaka at Ceramic Studio En, you will learn different techniques used by Japanese artisans to create the beloved Japanese pottery.

This class consists of four sessions: three days of handbuilding pottery and another day of glazing.

Course outline:

  • Session one: You will make slab plates and bowls using different moulds or hand shaping. You can make average of 4 to 6 plates and bowls.
  • Session two: You will be making cups, flower pots, vases, or anything you wish to make by hand-building up to 4 to 6 items. Extra firing fee might apply for large items.
  • Session three: Trim the outside of what you made in the second lesson.
  • Session four: Painting and glazing.

You will finish up with some amazing new ceramic pieces to call your own!

Morning class is 3 hours
Afternoon class is 3 hours
Evening class is 3 hours
Thursday class 10am-2pm (with 1hour lunch break)

Knowledge required
This is a perfect workshop for a beginner and doesn't require any knowledge or experience.
What you'll get
All materials and firing are included as part of the booking fee.
What to bring
Comfortable clothes (gets messy), apron if you have one.
Session repeats

After the first session, subsequent sessions can be arranged with the teacher, at a time that suits you.

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 lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


28 Elizabeth Street, Artarmon NSW

Your teacher
Ceramic Studio En
Ceramic Studio En

4.3 (8)

Hi My name is Emi. I’ve been involved in pottery for over 15 years and running this studio for 12 years.

At Ceramic Studio En, I create the perfect tableware for restaurants and cafes. My tableware has been selected by a number of Sydney restaurants since 2007.

Here at the studio, everything is made individually with care and passion. I take pride in my craftmanship and ready to cater for your need and imagination.

I would like to share the knowledge and experience of making tableware with you in the class. This is your perfect opportunity to create and add a unique touch to your table at home! Or it could be a unique gift that’s only one in the world for someone special.

Verified reviews

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Steve Su Aug 2021

I feel this class just leave people to explore with minimal help or guidance from the teacher. I don't really like how the class is run with several people at different stages of pottery class. I like to have more detailed step by step instruction rather than just being shown once and the teacher disappeared to attend to other people.

Also we have to spend a lot of time searching for pottery we made, and large pottery are placed in an insecure way which can easily get broken. I have also not received any confirmation that the pottery I made are ready to be picked up. Can these be mailed to me?

In general I did not find the class very inspiring or really learned something substantial. I would rather just spend a lot of time making a good product rather than lots of not so great products.

Mary Lau Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Sensei was super super nice She listened to our questions and had very clear instructions. We (short term first day class) made plates and bowls of different shapes and sizes from moulds, and smoothed them/patterned them. The room had fresh air and an authentic feel to it, and a very casual atmosphere. Looking forward to the next class

Liya Ji Sep 2019

The teacher is very helpful and friendly, patient. Explained everything clearly. It was a very good experience.

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