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Introduction to Pottery Level One – Thursday 9 May

May 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Introduction to Pottery – Level One

Thursday 9th May – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The best way to start your pottery journey is with a series of focussed mini courses to show you all the basics and introduce you to some clay possibilities.

Five Week Intensive Course

Week One

  • Types of Clay
  • Rolling clay by hand
  • Creating & using textures
  • Slump and drape moulds to make plates and bowls
  • Japanese press plates and free form platters

Week Two

  • Obtaining a professional finish
  • Pinch pots
  • Bud vases
  • Spice dishes
  • Cup, saucer and spoon
  • The clay workflow

Week Three

  • Cups – design a simple template
  • Soft and firm slab building
  • Introduction to Slip Casting

Week Four

  • Building with slabs and coils
  • Build a jewellery box
  • Build a tall vase with a narrow neck

Week Five

  • Introduction to basic glazing
  • Underglazes
  • Introduction to porcelain

If you miss a class a make up can be done at a mutually convenient time.

Course fees are fully inclusive – includes classes, clay and glaze materials, two firings and a small set of tools to keep.

You will also receive a voucher to attend Open Studio at a time suitable to you after the finish of your course to come and finish glazing your work.


May 9, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Firebird Studios
4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia


Firebird Studios