Unique hand made ceramics.
Classes, workshops, exhibitions.
Special events and pottery parties.
FIREBIRD STUDIOS OPEN HOURS
We are open Monday to Saturday – hours below.
Closed ALL Public Holidays
Monday 9 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 9 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2 pm – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am – 1 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm
Open for drop off and pick up of work. Glazing work. Finishing work and Community Clay.
Give the Gift of Creativity
Our $110 Gift Vouchers can be redeemed for any workshop (or put towards a course). Give the gift of creativity!
Simply purchase, download and print the voucher, put the name of the purchaser (From) and the recipient (To). Your recipient simply checks our Schedule page for a suitable workshop and emails us to book in.
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 competence in that field. Our Master Class courses include:
- Hand Building Master Class
- Design & Decoration Master Class
- Potters Wheel 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:
- Hand Building Short Course
- Introduction to Pottery Short course
- Introduction to the Potters Wheel Short Course
- Intermediate Potters Wheel Short Course
- Introduction to Sculpting short Course
- Glaze Chemistry Short Course
- Mould Making Short Course
- Dinner Set Short Course
- Advanced Decoration Short Course
Firebird Studios offers various length workshops and retreats for both beginners and experienced potters in many aspects of clay:
- 2 hour workshops making various types of pottery – hand built and on the wheel.
- 5 hour workshops – deep diving into one specific area – from kilns, to colour to selling your work and everything in between
- 10 hour (2 day) workshops to cover most of the topics of a short course in a truncated manner
- Firing workshops – raku and reduction each month plus pit firing in winter
- 5 day immersive retreats each school holidays
Firebird Studios encourages our students to continue learning and practicing beyond courses and workshops. Our Community Clay program gives unlimited access to the studio on Mondays and Fridays as well as most afternoons. Tutorials are delivered on Mondays and are put online in a members only area.
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 term 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 5 hour shift per week where they can learn most aspects of running 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!