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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Introduction to Pottery Short Course – 5 Week Course – Commencing Tuesday 28th April 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Introduction to Pottery 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
  • 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 firings. You also receive a 2 month Membership with Firebird Studios Members – valued at $240

Please Note – at the time of putting this course up online the entire world is affected by coronavirus. At this stage we do not know how this will affect Firebird Studios’ ability to deliver these classes in person. We have cut class size down to 6 people so we can effectively practice social distancing and control numbers in the studio – our studio space is 170 square meters so it meets required space per person very easily. Every course will be delivered online as a virtual course (support for the course) as well as live at every session via Zoom. If you are working from home we will be able to see what you are doing live, and answer your questions live and interact as if you were in the studio with us. Our strong belief is that while restrictions to normal life must apply at this time, part of your well-being considerations are to remain creative, to keep learning and to have your mind on something that is challenging and fun! If you are well and have no immediate family in the high risk category that you are in daily contact with there is no reason you shouldn’t visit the studio (depending upon government orders).


April 28
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


New Firebird Studios
1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia


Firebird Studios


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Introduction to Pottery Short Course April 28th 9:30am
$ 400.00
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