Learn Marbled Mug Making at Home


With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Experience hand building a ceramic mug at home with a unique marbled pattern

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public dates), 1 to 60

label $79 - $119 ($119 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $109 for 2+ guests, $99 for 4+ guests, $89 for 15+ guests, $79 for 25+ guests)
How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Discover an inspiring and unique way of building that perfect mug without using a pottery wheel at this relaxing virtual workshop.

This is a so-called slab building technique and we are going to create a marble-patterned slab first, then build a mug out of it. The emphasis of this class is on learning how to create unique patterning fresh clay, playing with colours in clay creation without (or prior to) glazing and hand building a basic shaped mug.

Within this hour and a half, you will have the pleasure to learn this technique, and you may want to keep perfecting your new skill, hence you will have enough material supplied for two mugs and enough tips and instructions to continue developing your art.

If you wish, you can choose to add a handle or a “thumb holder” to it additionally. You will be supplied with sufficient materials to build your mug and to develop a multicoloured pattern that is embedded in a mug.

Your teacher Irina will demonstrate making a unique texture pattern or marble effect as shown in the photos - the options are numerous.

Your teacher will also instruct you on how and where to fire your piece and all the rest you need to do to complete your perfectly functional mug and be able to drink your morning tea or coffee from your art piece. It does feel great drinking from something hand-built!

Express shipping included in price.

Please note:

  • Everything made of ceramic must be fired in ceramic kilns. The colour that you see inside of the mug is a glaze. Glazing comes after the first firing and must be fired again. Firing is cheap and you will get the information on where to do it during the class.
  • Please keep in mind that all pottery change colours and appearance upon firing. The contrast and brightness of colours are significantly increased by kiln firing (compare photographs from workshops versus finished mugs).

Save $20 when you book with a friend

Add-on available for this class
  • Tumbler that will serve as a mould ($10)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Fresh clay cube, ready to use- 750-800 grams.
  • Two ceramic tools to cut, shape and carve.
  • Paintbrush (small).
  • Pigment (ceramic stain and/OR underglaze) to paint fresh clay and create a pattern of your choice; two colours per box.
  • Plastic sheet for handling the slab.
  • Sponge for smoothing the edges.
What you'll need
  • Rolling pin.
  • Tap water.
  • An apron, cloth or towel, it gets messy!
Your teacher

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Hi, I'm Irina.

I like to introduce myself as a sculptor, although I'm engaged in different art disciplines too. I have never had another profession, nor have I wanted one. I fell in love with three-dimensional art at a very early age which came to me naturally, as I was born in a family of artists. It was the world I've grown up in, a measure of value around me.

I have graduated from Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture, and with a bit of luck, I had a chance to work internationally and gain great experience in different industries and media. Cooperating with professionals from other creative fields has perfectioned my skills and broadened the views of my artistic expression.

I have tried to gather all the projects I am engaged in on this website, showcase it, sell and teach my art. Always open for the new projects with fellow creatives, just get in touch.


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Emma Morris Dec 2021

I really enjoyed this class…even though I stuffed up my mug and turned the clay into lunch pot mugs after the class ended it was a relaxing way to spend a Wednesday evening

Learn Marbled Mug Making at Home review by Emma Morris Sydney
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