Introduction To Pottery Short Course

Our Introduction to Pottery Short Course is a great entrance course for those who want to dip their toes without committing to a Master Class! 


Introduction to Pottery Short Course

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


Where to from here?

You can continue to learn at your own pace with a membership to Open Studios.

You could try your hand at “throwing” on the Potter’s Wheel

You could go on and develop your skills further with a Master Class

Please indicate your interest for the Introduction to Pottery Short Course using the form.


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Burleigh Heads
QLD, 4220

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Monday to Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

Monday to Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm