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Introduction to Pottery Level One – Tuesday PM

January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Introduction to Pottery – Level One – Make

Tuesday 28th January 2020 – 6 – 9 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
  • The clay workflow
  • Pinch pots – make a tea setting!

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 from slabs
  • Build a jewellery box from pinch and coil

Week Five

  • Introduction to basic glazing
  • Underglazes
  • Introduction to porcelain

After finishing this course you will have a really good understanding of the main ways to make pottery by hand. Many people make their entire living off hand made pottery, so find your style, find your niche and get to it! 


  1. Your course fees include a set of basic clay tools that are yours to keep (value around $20).
  2. All clay, glaze, basic decorating materials & two firings of all your work and other studio materials are all fully included in course fees.
  3. ***We give you a FREE 5 class pass to Open Studio Classes (valued at $200) so you can maintain work flow and finish projects and glazing in a timely fashion!
  4. When you finish your course your first purchased 10 class pass included 3 free classes ($90 bonus)!

SAVE $100 WHEN YOU BUY LEVEL ONE – MAKE AND LEVEL TWO – DECORATE TOGETHER – making an amazing 10 week intensive course! Click on the link to go to the 10 Week Intensive Course page!

Looking forward to seeing your creations!


January 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Firebird Studios
4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia


Firebird Studios