Introductory Pottery Glazing Class

Learn how to glaze pottery



2 hours Class size 1 to 20

label $110 (or 4 payments of $27.50 Afterpay)

This class which is suitable for beginners is perfect if you have already gotten a taste of what it is like to throw a pot on the potter's wheel in our Beginners Pottery Class.

Glazing classes are available even if you don't have anything to glaze. We will supply you with four pots free of charge. Your pots will be made waterproof, dishwasher, oven, microwave and food safe, not to mention colourful and attractive.

Alternately, if you took our Beginner's Pottery Class and have received the message to pick up your masterpieces, you can come back and glaze them by booking into this class.

By the end of this class, you will have gone through the complete process of how to make a piece of pottery and may even be inspired to become a potter yourself. Enjoy a great time, relax, bring some afternoon tea and your favourite beverage. You'll have plenty of time to socialise between coats of glaze.

Bring your favourite tipple or simply enjoy our coffee garden and browse our gallery while glazing your pots. After they're fired, we will contact you to come and take your beautifully glazed pots home.



Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners, a great introduction to the Intermediate and Advanced Courses.
 
What you'll get
All materials including glaze and glaze firing are included in cost.
 
What to bring
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you don't mind getting messy.
 
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

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

Location

Windmill Pottery 756 Mt Cotton Road Sheldon, QLD

Your teacher
Paul Holland
Paul Holland
(Windmill Pottery)

50 years experience

4.8 (158)
2k

I have been working with clay for over forty-five years. Early inspiration came while teaching primary school children at Slade Point near Mackay. It was then I discovered clay as an art media that brought so much enjoyment to his students and of course myself. With a transfer to Toowoomba, a friend, Harry Hart, who was the Art Teacher at Mt Lofty High School and I formed Hartland Potteries where we taught, produced and sold pottery through regular exhibitions. Since moving to Sheldon in the Redlands, I discovered suitable volcanic clay on my property and this has driven my work in an entirely new direction. This clay is typically stoneware with high iron oxide content. At lower earthenware temperatures the clay fires to rich golden terracotta, while at higher stoneware temperatures, it takes on a steely quality that almost shrieks durability and hardness. “At the end of the day, I gain great joy in sharing with others the pleasure I get from simply working with clay.”

Over recent times, I have been assisting traditional Khmer Potters in Cambodia and offering foreign potters (potential and experienced) the unique experience of working with Khmer potters using traditional methods. I have discussed this enterprise with Khmer potters in Andon Gruessey Village in Kampong Chhnang and they have enthusiastically endorsed this project that could help expose their skills to the world. It will provide a much needed income to the village beyond the subsistence life most experience.

As a potter who has visited this place many times, I’ve gained so much from my association with these people, not only in exploring my own knowledge within that context, but also my development as a person. I’ve designed a tour to share that experience, particularly for potter/ceramicists who’d love to develop their current skills and experience new techniques within a unique environment among traditional potters and their extended family and community. There’s only one such place in Cambodia and it lies in one province, Kampong Chhnang, which literally translates as Port of Pottery. It’s called a port because of its location on the Tonle Sap River, gateway to Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor Wat and the mighty Mekong River.

We, at Windmill Pottery, offer a unique 10-day experience, including a 7-day pottery residency in Cambodia where foreign will have the opportunity of a cultural experience facilitated by a traditional approach to clay making as the Khmer potters have done for many generations.

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Dana Flynn Mar 2022


The teacher was very patient with me when I freaked out and decided to wash and restart my glaze

Jackson Park Dec 2021


Had an excellent time with Noy, who is an excellent teacher and clearly is very skilled, saving my failed “pots” expertly.
Will definitely go back for intermediate and glazing.

Lovely location with a gigantic rooster

Introductory Pottery Glazing Class review by Jackson Park Sydney

Olivia Devlin Jun 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I learnt so much from the intermediate classes , you get alot of 1 on 1 help which is unusual in a pottery group class.
Its at a beautiful peaceful location , beautiful materials (clay is dug up from the property you work from), very talented teachers - a great place to spend your day !

Olivia

Felicity Marshall Apr 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews


This class was an amazing class to understand the basic of glazing pots and how different elements affected the pots

Emily Hartl Mar 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Excellent teacher. I really enjoyed the class. I would highly recommend this glazing class and the Pottery one

Yolanda Warcon Aug 2020


Would definitely recommend. Paul is a great teacher who showed patience even after it was tested (by my uncoordination) and he was happy to joke around. It was a relaxed atmosphere and my partner and I really enjoyed the class :)

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Leanne Harvey Oct 2019


Lovely instructor and assistant - great atmosphere and easy location

Great workshop with a personal touch

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