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Open Studio Classes – Monday Evenings
April 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019
Open Studio Classes
These classes are for people who have a small amount of pottery experience – if you need a top up in handling clay and making things at a basic level why not try our “Introduction to Pottery 5 Week Intensive Courses”?
Open Studio Class Times:
- Monday morning 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday afternoon 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
- Monday evening 6 pm – 9 pm
- Wednesday morning 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Wednesday evening 6 pm – 9 pm
- Thursday morning 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Thursday afternoon 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
- Thursday evening 6 pm – 9 pm
- Friday morning 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Saturday morning 9 am – 12 noon
Fees for Open Studio Classes:
- Casual – $50
- 5 Session Pass $200
- 10 Session Pass $300
Pottery has a timing and it does take time – it has to dry thoroughly before it goes into the bisque kiln. Usually one bisque kiln a week is fired, but not everything goes into the kiln every time. You will need to allow time to glaze and decorate your work. Glaze firings are one or twice a week, but again, not everything goes in every time. It can take several weeks from start to finish. If you just want to do a casual class you can ask to have your work finished for you. If you plan to just do a few classes, plan to allow time to finish your work.
Green ware is held for 3 months before being recycled.
Bisque ware is held for 3 months before being destroyed.
Glaze fired work is held for 3 months. Please be aware that Firebird Studios support several charities including “All Care Nepal” – unclaimed work may be sold in support of these charities!
Bookings are essential!
Explore the direction in your pottery journey that excites you the most! There will be a teacher and/or assistant there to help you discover your strengths and help you develop full expression of your creativity and artistic talents through clay. Perhaps you can develop a range for sale? Maybe supply your family with amazing dinner sets? Unlimited gifts, opportunities to exhibit, and much more for Firebird Studios’ students!
Techniques available to explore:
- Throwing on the potter’s wheel
- Flat ware
- Hand built home wares
- Sculpture and artworks
- Slip casting
- Nerikome and neriage
- Coloured clay – natural and bright stains
- Learn about firing and kilns
- Learn about glazes
We also run workshops to explore other areas of ceramics (current students get a discount!):
- Mould making
- Pit firing
- Gas firing
- Glaze technology
And a whole lot more!
Students can book a regular time/session without booking on these pages.
NB – there may be other classes/courses being conducted in the studio at the same time as Open Studio Class. There will always be a teacher/assistant available to help you. You are asked to NOT participate in the class being conducted unless you are enrolled in that class!