Pinch Pottery Workshop

An introduction to making ceramic pinch pots

Catherine Field

Catherine Field


2 hours 1 to 20 label $120 or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you. You are always welcome to gift this class.

Learn how to make pinch pots at this must-do workshop in Sydney! You can collect your finished piece approximately four weeks after the workshop.

This two-hour workshop is perfect for beginners, as you will be given an introduction to working with stoneware clay and in particular the techniques for making pinch pots. Your experienced ceramicist and teacher, Catherine Field, will guide you through making two pieces of your choice - bowl, cup, vases or small planter. The first pot allows you to get a feel for the clay, pinching and shaping it and then, once you are feeling more confident, the second piece will be from a slightly larger ball of clay.

Your teacher will direct and assist as required to ensure you create pieces you are happy with. All materials will be provided – the clay, the tools and examples of shapes.

After the workshop, the pieces will be taken away for drying then bisque firing to 1000 degrees, glazing and the final glaze firing to 1260 degrees. We will use a lovely speckled clay and all pieces will be glazed in a white glaze. Pieces will be available for collection from Botany approximately four weeks after the class or can be posted for an additional cost.

Knowledge Required
Beginner-friendly workshop, no knowledge required.
What you'll get
Two stoneware ceramics pieces handmade by you! Apparently using handmade ceramics every day makes you feel more beautiful*.
(*based on actual customer feedback)
What to bring
Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty or bring along an apron.

BLOCK J - 1605 Botany Road, Botany NSW

Your teacher
Catherine Field
Catherine Field


Catherine Field is the maker behind the Splendid Wren Ceramics range of handmade homewares from Bondi Beach, Australia which focuses on functional simplicity. Her pieces are made using traditional hand building techniques from a range of stoneware clays. They are then high fired to stoneware temperatures to ensure their durability. No two pieces are the same. They feature natural, earthy glazes and often there will be a finger print or makers mark to remind users that it was made by hand.
Her work is available at: Commune Bondi, Elph Store, Orchard Street, Mindful & Co, Paperbark Camp and on her website.

Ceramics workshops are the ideal activity for a group to participate in, perfect for bonding, team building or celebration where each participant will create their own piece/s which will be glazed and fired and available for collection approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

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