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Hand Building Short Course

March 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Hand Building Short Course – 5 Week Course

Starting 3rd March 9:30am – 12:30 pm

The Hand Building Short Course is a 5 week immersion into the very basic techniques used in making pottery by hand.

You will learn about the different types of clay, how to roll clay, pinch, coil and slab build.

You will make plates, planters, cups, mugs, and a vase.


Week One

  • About clay
  • Rolling clay by hand
  • Creating & using textures
  • Various flatware plates and bowls

Week Two

  • Obtaining a professional finish
  • Pinch pots – cup, saucer and spoon
  • Coil build a planter
  • The clay workflow

Week Three

  • Mug with a handle
  • Slip cast Keep Cup – in studio – book an individual time
  • Coloured clay as decoration

Week Four

  • Slab building
  • Making a small jewellery box
  • Making a small vase
  • Underglazes

Week Five

  • Introduction to Glazing
  • Glazing Rules
  • Glazing Techniques

This course is fully inclusive of all materials and a set of tools. You can also book Open Studio sessions to glaze your work for free.


March 3, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Firebird Studios
1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Firebird Studios


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