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Introduction to Pottery – Thursday – February – Week Four

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Introduction to Pottery

Fast track your pottery knowledge and skills with this structured mini course in the basics of pottery.

Book in for for the whole course starting on Wednesday 9th January, or just one class at a time!

Four Week Intensive Course – Week Four

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
  • Thrown in the deep end pinch pot tea set!!
  • The clay workflow

Week Three

  • Cups three ways:
  • Wet slab
  • Firm slab
  • Slip cast
  • Underglazes and Oxides
  • Intro to glazing – clear glaze on underglaze or oxide

Week Four

  • Building with slabs, coils, pinch to create a jewellery box
  • Intro to the potter’s wheel
  • Glaze combinations
  • Glazing rules and techniques

After this Intensive Introduction to Pottery you can join the regular classes (spaces permitting)

NB – all materials are provided, however they are paid for with a simple $10 per kg of finished work – clay, glazes and other materials, and two firings.


March 7
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Firebird Studios
4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia


Firebird Studios


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