Building a community of clay creatives!
Suitable for intermediate and advanced potters
Self directed exploration of all things clay
Staff on hand to help
We are very excited to announce our Community Clay program beginning for first term 2021!
Firebird Studios Community Clay is open for students and potters of all levels to come and explore their own clay projects and ideas.
On Mondays we are open from 9 am to 9 pm and Fridays 9 am to 5 pm. Unless there is a special booking (some Friday afternoons) Community Clay Members can come in on Mondays and Friday for as long as they like, without booking!
Your membership also includes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon sessions from 1 pm to 5 pm.
During class times on Tuesday to Thursday and workshops on Saturday mornings your attendance will need to be booked in using the “Open Studios Bookings” tab. You will be given a discount code to make those sessions free.
These sessions are self directed, so you should have some experience with clay! There will be staff emembers on hand to help you with your project. If you have not done at least four lessons in the basics of clay, we highly recommend that you start with one of our Introduction courses!
On Mondays there will be tutorials in the morning and evening – the tutorials will be put online in your members area!
Community Clay is term based – 10 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Is Community Clay?
Community Clay is term based (10 weeks) – $400 per term – unlimited access to Open Studios during community Clay time, and by booking in Open Studios time slots.
When Is Community Clay Held?
Firebird Studios is open on the following days/times:
From January 27th 2021:
Monday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm (sometimes the studio is booked out for private events on Friday afternoons – youwill be notified)
Tuesday – Thursday afternoons 1 pm – 5 pm
Community Clay members may also attend “Open Studio” times during courses and workshops by booking via the Open Studios Bookings link
What Is Included - What Do I Need To Bring?
You will need your own clay and tools.
Clay must be “midfire” – if in doubt please check! Firebird Studios sells a limited amount of clay and we can sell 2kg, and 5kg blocks if required. We also sell a range of tools.
You may use textures and rolling cloths and rolling pins from the studio as long as they are washed and put away!
You may use our studios glazes, or purchase your own from Picasso’s.
Standard firing fees are $6/kg for bisque and $8/kg for cone 6 glaze (1220C). Work is to be weighed BEFORE going to the kiln room.
Community clay members recieve a 15% discount on standrad firing costs.
How Can I Enrol?
Enrolments can be made before the start of each term via a link sent in a members email.
Enrolments can also be by cash or card at reception after the start of the term.
What Will I Be Making?
Whatever you want!
Of course you need to consider your material contraints and the constraints of the kilns!
tutorials will be offered on Mondays each week!