Kurinuki Clay Carving Workshop

Create your very own spontaneous, sculptural ceramic through the Japanese art of Kurinuki

Bernadette Huang

Bernadette Huang


2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $95 (or 4 payments of $23.75 Afterpay)

Transform a block of clay into a spontaneous, textural form through the clay carving technique of Kurinuki.

Kurinuki (which in Japanese means 'to hollow') is a pottery technique of carving a vessel from a single block of clay. This technique is all about embracing spontaneity and imperfection while creating your sculptural forms.

In this beginner-friendly class, you will learn the basics of Kurinuki and get to make one to two of your own pieces. These will be dried, fired and glazed for collection at a later date (approximately four to six weeks).

Pieces made in this class are food safe, dishwasher safe and completely functional. They will act as perfect vessels for your favourite cup of tea once they have been glazed and fired.

At the end of your class, you'll be equipped with all the skills needed to continue this mindful craft in your own time.

Should you wish to purchase your own kit, we can chat about this at the end of the lesson.

Knowledge required
  • This is a beginner-friendly class, no prior experience with clay is necessary.
  • Under 18's should be accompanied by a guardian as sharp tools are used in this class.
What you'll get
  • All equipment provided
  • One to two functional Kurinuki vessels (once glazed and fired, approximately four to six weeks)
  • Tea and refreshments will be provided
What to bring
  • A spontaneous, open mind!
  • Please wear comfy clothes you don't mind getting a bit of clay on.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

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


Seed & Spark, Victoria Road, Drummoyne NSW

Your teacher
Bernadette Huang
Bernadette Huang


I am a full-time high school Design and Technology teacher who is an avid lover of all things clay. I have enjoyed making throughout my years at high school and university and have found a medium that I am truly passionate about.

I studied Ceramics at UNSW Art & Design and discovered my love for wheel throwing around 4-5 years ago and have not stopped since. I am forever searching for ways to improve and build upon my knowledge of all things clay and have recently been sharing my passion for the medium through teaching pottery classes over the last year.

I am inspired by Japanese ceramics and have been learning various techniques that I want to share with the wider community to hopefully ignite a love for ceramics that reaches all.

More about this class

This class is new, and is covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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