Pottery Course for Beginners

Learn pottery basics over five weeks at this comprehensive, hands-on course!


Firebird Studios

Firebird Studios

5.0 (22)
1k

5 x 3 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $575 (or 4 payments of $143.75 Afterpay)

Get acquainted with clay and learn some of the most common methods of pottery at this hands-on Gold Coast course with Firebird Studios.

Over the five weeks, you'll learn hand building and wheel throwing as well as learn the basics of underglazes and glazing your work. The course also includes open studio time to practice and finish your work!

Course outline:

Week one:

  • About clay
  • Flatware – rolling clay the many tricks for success
  • Texture for decoration – make your maker's mark stamp
  • Make simple slump plates
  • Make Japanese press plates

Week two:
  • Pinch pots – make candle holders, tea light holders or mini succulent pots
  • Slip casting – learn about slip and coloured clay
  • Make a keep cup

Week three:
  • Coil build project – make a planter, bowl, sculpture or vase!
  • Learn about underglazing and dipping in clear glaze

Week four:
  • Learn about slab building
  • Make a set of slab-built cups
  • Learn about the rules of using the coloured glazes

Week five:
  • Have a lesson using the potters wheel
  • Make a couple of masterpieces on the wheel
  • Finish up anything that still needs finishing
  • Finish up glazing
  • Admire your work!

The course includes all of your materials and firing, a set of tools to keep, and access to open studio time to complete work and practice.



Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get
All materials and firing included for class work.
 
What to bring
A towel.
 
Session repeats

This class series runs over 5 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Location

Firebird Studios, Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads QLD

Your teacher
Firebird Studios
Firebird Studios

5.0 (22)
1k

We teach every aspect of pottery from introductory workshops through to masterclasses.

At Firebird Studios we are so proud of the quality of work and the quality of potter that we have created. Our combined wealth of experience in the team is such an inspiration to many in our community. The teachers are all so pleased to pass on their knowledge to the students coming through our doors... They willingly give of themselves from their experience - from various artistic backgrounds - and add greatly to our offerings.

We are motivated by encouraging our students to explore their creativity and to bring out their own style. Creativity is the core of our teaching, with technical expertise incorporated to achieve a professional standard!

More about this class

This teacher has 22 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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