Japanese Lantern Pottery Workshop

Sculpt and mould clay into a Japanese lantern at this hands-on Brisbane workshop!

3 hours Class size 1 to 2

label $190 (or 4 payments of $47.50 Afterpay)

Light up your Japanese name for all to see with this relaxing, hands-on pottery workshop with Alvin Alejo in Brisbane!

Guided by Alvin, you'll learn how to sculpt an elegant piece of pottery that can be used in the garden, entrances, pathways and decks where the sun touches it. You'll make the lantern out of clay before it is glazed and fired in the kiln.

The writing is in Japanese characters using the maker's name or an uplifting word such as happiness, love, peace, harmony etc. The total height of your ceramic piece is about 30 cm.

Its small solar panel generates power during sunny hours and radiates light through the name carved in it at night. The duration of its light depends on the power generated by the sun on its panel.

Enjoy the relaxing and mindful practice of hand building pottery and take home a welcome and beautiful lantern for your home!

Knowledge required
Beginners welcome.
What you'll get
The lantern made in class after glazing and kiln firing.

ALVIN ALEJO adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


POTTERY CLASS - 223 Ellison Road, Geebung QLD

Your teacher

5.0 (40)

I like so much to work with my hands since my younger years which made me become skilful in many crafts. I am also knowledgeable in many other crafts which I have done in the past and is still doing them as needed, such as: furniture making, boat building, paddle making, furniture restorations, polishing, wood turning, metal crafts and Tai Chi.

I have a shed/studio where I do my personal works.

I am an active member of North Pine Pottery club, North Pine Trade and Foundry club and North Brisbane Lapidary club. I learn and share my other skills through these clubs.
I had been in Furniture Making business and is on Jewellery Making at the moment.

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Tamara Carr Jun 2022

We had such a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed this lantern making workshop! A perfect girls day creative treat, with a very happy shared memory to take away and display proudly in our gardens. Thank you so much Alvin

Ann Waller Jun 2022

It was a wonderful morning, it was informative. The teacher was patient and easy to talk too. The area we worked in was clean and tidy and accessible.

Pottery workshop review by Ann Waller

Michelle French Jun 2022

Relaxed atmosphere, informed and enjoyable. Alvin is a very interesting and talented teacher. Look forward to seeing the finished product

Barbra Waye Jun 2022

This was a fun class and the teacher was knowledgeable and supportive. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Sandra Josey May 2022

The teacher was great and easy to follow directions given. I really enjoyed myself and will be coming back for more. Lovely day.

Pottery workshop review by Sandra Josey

Kathy Gray May 2022

Alvin was a awesome teacher.

I had a gray money in his class
His beautiful nature was awesome to be around.
The class was well delivered
The workshop in his garden was a lovely learning space .

We look forward to doing more of Alvkns classes in the near future

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Gabrielle O’Brien May 2022

Great workshop, good pace for beginners. Alvin is really warm and friendlyand patient! I would do this one again

Colleen Wood Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Alvin was amazing; calm, clear, patient - a very meditative process of making the lantern with Alvin’s guidance. Workshop area with just two students was perfect. Highly recommend this class.

Japanese Lantern Pottery Workshop review by Colleen Wood

Colin Lloyd Apr 2022

Great class. Alvin is very patient and knowledgeable, and made the entire experience fun. Would definitely recommend this class.

Sophie Darnell Mar 2022

The teacher was very friendly and had all of the materials and tools we would need pre-prepared. This was an amazing experience to share with my mother and I am looking forward to seeing the final product once it is fired

Jeanette Boccalatte Mar 2022

Had such a great morning wonderful instructions could not have asked for better am looking forward to another ckass

Claire Shanahan Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Today my husband and I did our very first pottery class together for an early valentines date!
We knew we had found the right place as the studio was marked with pottery class on a cute sign placed out the front and Alvin greeted us with a big smile and we got started straight away. Everything was very clean, pre organised ready to go. Alvin guided us with the right tools and methods to help us make our very own Japanese lanterns. It was a great hands on experience the whole time, 3 process easy to follow steps! We are excited to pick up our glazed and set lanterns ready to put in our own garden. Thank you Alvin, it was a great experience and I will definitely recommend 5 stars
Claire and James Mortimer

Pottery workshop review by Claire Shanahan

Maree Holden Feb 2022

Alvin was very kind and encouraging. He showed us how to do the task, and then gave us an opportunity to do it ourselves so that we learned the skill. The workshop is well set up and we were provided with all the materials needed to make our lantern. My teenage son really enjoyed the small group. It was value for money and I highly recommend this workshop!

John French Jan 2022

Our teacher Alvin made you feel very welcome & explained each step of the process & showed by example which made it easy to follow in creating all 3 parts of the lantern. Quality clay, materials & tools provided. A relaxed class were your not pressured for time & the small class ensures you get the guidance you need to produce a piece you are proud off. On top of that it’s great fun.

Japanese Lantern Pottery Workshop review by John French Sydney

Hannah Trudgett Jan 2022

It was a great workshop. Alvin showed me what to do with simple to follow instructions. I cannot wait to see the finished product

Nina Mitchell Jan 2022

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Wonderful patient teacher. This was a very enjoyable class. I can't wait to see the final product.

Geraldine Davies Nov 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Alvin’s Japenese Lantern class is truly excellent Alvin is an amazing person, and amazing teacher, he is kind, calm and very highly skilled. He is very patient and helps you fix up your work as you go, so even a complete novice can do this. Alvin has a great workshop, gives you everything you need, and the lanterns come out absolutely beautiful I would highly recommend going to Alvin’s course 10 / 10 Big thanks Alvin, we loved it Geraldine & Wayne


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