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Design and Make a Dinner Set Master Class

June 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Design and Make a Dinner Set Master Class

Commencing Thursday June 4th – 6 – 9pm

We will design professionally with mood boards, and visual diaries.

Discover the moulds and materials you need.

Choose your clay, textures, finishes….and GO – professionally finished and presented!

Finish with beautiful photographs of your work – presentation of your setting and making your portfolio.

We will make a 4 place setting that includes a side plate, main plate, soup bowl, and dessert bowl. You will add matching serving bowl, cheese platter, serving spoons, tea/coffee set, gravy boat, sugar and cream, and whatever makes the set complete for you. It IS a LOT to make and we will be working very hard to create this set in just 10 weeks!

NB – some of these images are sourced from Pinterest.

Week One

  • Set up you mood boards
  • Use Pinterest Boards to create the ideas and forms you would most like to create
  • Look at clay, glaze, texture choices

Week Two

  • During the week – gather your moulds, textures, stamps, tools and ideas
  • Come to the studio ready to make samples
  • Test how to make your work
  • Plan your production

 Weeks Three to Six

  • Manufacture all of your pieces.
  • Focus on professional finish of your work.
  • Workflow, planning and execution

Weeks Seven to Nine

  • Glazing and finishing your work
  • Post kiln cleaning up

Weeks Nine & Ten

  • Finishing your work
  • Photographing your work
  • Building your portfolio
  • Presentation

This course is fully inclusive of all clay and most materials as well as all firings. You might need to make or source your moulds for your work, depending on your design. You will need to purchase your own washi, decals or lustres. A limited array of glazes are available for use at Firebird Studios, and you can purchase your own to expand your palette from Picasso’s if you choose. A lustre firing will be provided if you choose to add gold or decals. You will need your own tools, or you can purchase them from Firebird Studios at low cost.

During COVID restrictions we have a class size of 6 people with plenty of space in the studio to practice social distancing. Please bring your own hand towel.


June 4, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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New Firebird Studios
1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia


Firebird Studios