Unique hand made ceramics.
Classes, workshops, exhibitions.
Special events and pottery parties.
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.
Our 10 week Master Classes allow you to deep dive into the subject matter and gain a great deal of competance in that field. Our Master Class courses include:
- Hand Building Master Class
- Design & Decoration Master Class
- Glaze Chemistry Master Class
- Design & Make a Dinner Set Master Class
- Mould Making & Slip Casting Master Class
Firebird Studios offer a wide variety of short courses – usually 5 weeks in length – enough time to get a good feel for your subject area and an indication if you would like to explore that area more fully. Short courses we offer include:
- Introduction to Pottery
- Introduction to the Potters Wheel
- Intermediate Potters Wheel
- Advanced Potters Wheel
- Introduction to Sculpting
- Advanced Sculpting
- Selling on Etsy
- Selling Your Work Online
Firebird Studios offers 2 – 5 hour workshops for both beginners and experienced potters in many aspects of clay.
Our Studios are available for Members to attend and do their work during all of our open hours!
Events and Functions
We can host your special occasion in a pottery makinevent.
Hen’s nights, birthday parties and group bookings.
Any special occasion will do!
You can have the studio to yourself for up to three hours while we deliver a 2 hour clay workshop. Self cater and have a lot of fun with clay, music nibbles and drinks!
We are happy to offer any aspect of our regular pottery workshops for your guests to enjoy
The owner of Firebird Studios, Lynda Lehmann, is a successful business coach who specialises in business alignment, work satisfaction, entrepreneurship, and team building.
This workshop is a LOT of fun, even if there is no deeper meaning and even if you are just looking for a group activity in our workplace!
Teachers and Interns
Firebird Studios offers Internships on a limited basis.
Interns pay a heavily discounted 3 month Membership Fee, can spend as much time in the studio as they choose, get heavy discounts on courses and firing. In return they complete a single 4 hour shift per week where they learn most aspects of the studio!
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 also need to enrol in Firebird Studios Teacher Training, 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.
Visit Firebird Studios E-Learning Website
During 2020 all of our in person courses at our studios are being put online! All personally enrolled students have access to the online version of their courses.
As the courses have been built out, remote study will be possible at a low cost!
Join Firebird Studios as a Member
Membership gives you unlimited access to the studio during open hours.
Membership is on a monthly basis, by online subscription only, and gives access to a data base of tutorials and PDF downloads.
Other access to the studio is at a casual rate of $75 per visit.
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