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Open Studio Classes – Monday Mornings

February 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

$50 – $300

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
  • Lighting
  • Slip casting
  • Nerikome and neriage
  • Sgrafitto
  • Porcelain
  • 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!):

  • Design
  • Mould making
  • Raku
  • Pit firing
  • Gas firing
  • Jewellery
  • 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!


February 18, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$50 – $300
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Firebird Studios
4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia


Firebird Studios