Porcelain Hand Building Workshop

Learn three methods of porcelain hand building taught over one workshop

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 5 to 10

label $99 - $110 (or 4 payments of $24.75 - $27.50 via Afterpay)
($110 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $99 for 6+ guests)

Join Laura in our Marrickville studio to learn three different hand-building processes using high-quality porcelain!

You will be introduced to the basics of handling porcelain and be stepped through three varying techniques to create functional vessels. During this class, you will be able to make two to three pieces depending on the size. This workshop is ideal for beginners and will give you the knowledge and confidence to pursue a clay project or hobby.

Due to COVID, classes will consist of a minimum of three participants, with numbers currently capped at six people.

Every item you create during the class will then be allowed to slowly dry, then fired and glazed with a high-fire clear food-safe glaze as requested. All pieces will be ready to collect three to four weeks after the class.

If you have something in mind you would like to create, please bring drawings or images to reference.

Each workshop will take around three hours and will include a cheeseboard and a glass of sparkling, in the evening or a cake and selection of teas during the day making it ideal to book with a friend or a great chance to get to know other like-minded creatives.

Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
You will get to take home everything you create in-class and a wealth of tips to start your own clay journey.
What to bring
Stay safe. Please bring and use a mask.

An apron if you have a spare (we have a few available) and face masks are preferred.
Suitable for

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

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


Marrickville, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher

4.9 (16)

Mennt is a design studio operating out of a small Sydney studio. Mennt’s products are designed and made by Laura Butler with creative direction from her partner Aman Braich.

Mennt has an uncompromising focus on high quality materials. We believe in creating products that will last a lifetime with continual love and use.

We believe that high quality design should be available to everyone, not just the 1%. In order to create a more affordable product, we reimagined our entire approach to create a more productive and streamlined process.

Mennt is minimalist in its approach to design; we strip our products down to only the necessary elements and focus on the rituals of everyday life.

Mennt is designed with longevity in mind. Our clay is sourced sustainably from Victoria and we recycle as part of our daily practice in the studio. We design and create refined objects that will not only last a lifetime, but will polish with age.

Mennt. is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).

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Hand sanitizer will be provided, all surfaces and tools will be sanitized, the teacher will wear a face mask and if able please do the same. The workshop will be held in a large open gallery space with good ventilation, sunlight and all precautions will be taken to make the workshop a safe event during these times.
Verified reviews

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Alison Thomas  •  Jan 2021

What a great class. Fantastic instruction and good materials. I made 4 pieces-can’t wait to see how they look once fired!

Porcelain Hand Building Workshop review by Alison Thomas

Christina Bell  •  Jan 2021

Laura was lovely and encouraging
Great to hear different techniques and get some inspiration from the studio

Erin Colgrave  •  Jan 2021

My friend and I had a great day at Laura's workshop and we are beginners

Suzanne Thompson  •  Dec 2020

Great class. Laura is lovely. Everything was well organised in advance of the class and the class ran very smoothly. I definitely recommend this course and I am hoping to go again when classes start up again next year.

Francesca Papa  •  Dec 2020

Fun class! Laura is so knowledgeable and down-to-earth. She guides you through all the steps and gives you handy tips/tricks to help with your masterpiece!

Highly recommend this class! Would do this class again :)

Brendan Manning  •  Nov 2020

Absolutely loved my workshop with Laura, great hands on experience, intimate group size and a nice and casual vibe

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Amanda Barnes  •  Nov 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great afternoon, Laura was very helpful and patient ! Everything we needed was provided and the champagne went down well too !

Caroline Finch  •  Nov 2020

Class structure was great, as was the room set up and materials. Clear instructions.

Abigail Goodfellow  •  Nov 2020

Fab class. Laura is a great teacher, and it was lovely to learn and try out some new techniques. As a complete newbie, I was pleased to be able to create some awesome (not biased at all) plates that I'm really excited to see the final outcome!

Georgie Alcock  •  Nov 2020

Great class! Very clear and easy instructions and an inclusive and fun environment. Very enjoyable!

Elizabeth Luchjenbroers  •  Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fun, and relaxing. A solid intro with time to play with the clay. Highly recommend.

Nathania Alice  •  Sep 2020

Love it!
Laura was very engaging and kind. I'm not sure if everyone knows each other, but it was not the case for me, I came alone. Throughout the lesson, Laura would ease the atmosphere and have a conversation with everyone, the class ended up having a very fun conversation and laughter. She also provides water, mimosa and cheese platter :)))))
The venue is beautifully decorated (she arranged flowers). It is also spacious and brings, there's natural sunlight too. Overall, the place makes you relax and enjoy what you are doing!
I think it's a good value of money, we don't need to prepare anything, everything is provided. We were thought three techniques, she also demonstrates them. Since the class is small, you can ask the teacher techniques without worrying you're taking too much time.
And if you're worried about COVID, don't worry, everyone was asked to come with a mask.

Porcelain Hand Building Workshop review by Nathania Alice Sydney

Suzannah Hogan  •  Sep 2020

Great sat afternoon class. Lovely teacher and class was well presented, relaxed. Nice small class size with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Yashka Virassamy  •  Aug 2020

This class is perfect for beginners and shy people like me. The fact that we were a small number made the workshop more engaging. Laura is very knowledgeable and friendly, she let us explore with our chosen techniques but was always here to assist with anything we were not too sure with. Definitely a great way to unwind on a weekend and explore new skills. I hope for a part 2 workshop to delve deeper into each technique or learn about glazing and firing

Lyna Lao  •  Aug 2020

Easy to follow especially for someone who has zero clue about porcelain like me. I bought this class for my sister’s birthday and she loves it.

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Melissa Lewin  •  Aug 2020

Laura was a great teacher. She is so calm and patient and this created such a peaceful class. She gave clear, easy instructions and then we were able to work at our own pace and create the pieces we wanted. I would definitely do another class with Laura.
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