Unique hand made ceramics.
Classes, workshops, exhibitions.
Special events and pottery parties.
Christmas Present Idea!
Give the gift of creativity – This $75 voucher is valid for a whole year and can be used by the recipient for any workshop, or as part payment for any course!
Firebird Studios is located in Burleigh Heads in beautiful Queensland, Australia. We produce a wide range of very unique hand made ceramics for a variety of applications. We create for cafes and restaurants, architects and interior designers, and other commissioned work. We also teach others how to create in clay via mini courseS, intensive courses, master classes and workshops. We offer Open Studio classes for students to develop their own work.
Introduction To Pottery
Firebird Studios offers a 10 week intensive Introduction To Pottery Course:
Level One – Week 1 – 5 – MAKE – learning the basic pottery hand building techniques.
Level Two – Week 6 – 10 – DECORATE – learning many aspects of colour, surface and finish as well as extending your building skills.
INTRODUCING – Introduction to Pottery – Level Three – 10 week intensive course
Level Three – CONSOLIDATE – Here we help you develop your style, range and special focus!
Firebird Studios offers many workshops – 2 hour snippets of clay – great for the beginner and experienced alike – try something different!
Mugs and cups, a dinner setting, plates, bowls and planters, coil building, paint a plate, monsters, sculpting, slip casting, mould making, and lots lots more….
Potters Wheel Masterclass
Firebird Studio’s Master Potter, Lynda Lehmann, was a production thrower for over 20 years and has been a potter for over 40 years. Our 10 week Masterclass for the Potters Wheel takes you from complete beginner to proficient “thrower”. You learn the skills, tips and tricks professional potters know, and all you need then is practice!
We also offer short courses and workshops to try your hand on the potter’s wheel!
Open Studio Classes
Firebird Studios Open Studio Classes are great for students with a little experience through to accomplished potters looking for space to work. We have affordable options for making and firing from casual, term, class passes, and memberships. All Open Studios session are 3 hours long. You should have your own tools and know the basics of making in clay. While these classes are self directed, there is a teacher and/or intern on hand to help you decide on clay, method, colour and firing. The teacher support is as little or as much as required.
Events and Functions
We can host your special occasion in a pottery making event.
Hen’s nights, corporate team building or end of year functions, birthday parties and group bookings.
Corporate team building is a popular choice – work together on a project, get muddy on the wheel, or just learn together!
Teachers and Interns
Firebird Studios offers Internships on a limited basis.
Interns pay a partial Membership Fee of $300 per term for unlimited access to the Studio during Studio hours, and only pay $5/kg for materials and firing and 50% of any course fees. In return for the heavy discounts they work a single 4 hour shift per week.
During this shift they will do simple things like, clean, and learn about clay recycling, using the pugmill, making slip, making engobes, making glazes, mixing underglazes, loading and unloading kilns and more!
After completing 6 months of Interning, you can become eligible to teach any of the courses you have successfully participated in as a student. You will need to enroll in Firebird Studios Teacher Training unit as well, and, of course, there needs to be a vacancy!
Visit Firebird Studios Online Shop
Check out our wide range of functional and decorative hand made pottery in the Firebird Studios shop.
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