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.


Start Dates For 2021 

Week One

  • About clay
  • Rolling clay by hand
  • Creating & using textures
  • Various flatware plates and bowls
  • Japanese Press Plates

Week Two

  • Pinch Pots – candle holders
  • Slip Cast a Keep Cup
  • Obtaining a professional finish
  • Clay cycle – make, bisque, glaze, glaze fire

Week Three

  • Coil Building project – vase, jug, planter, sculpture
  • Underglaze and clear glaze

Week Four

  • Slab building
  • Make a set of slab built cups
  • Rules of glazing
  • Glaze work

Week Five

  • Introduction to the Potters Wheel
  • We will trim and finish your work to bisque
  • Make sure you keep comin gin to finish glazing your work!

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

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1/20 Hutchinson St.,
Burleigh Heads
QLD, 4220


Park at the front of our building!


Open Hours

Monday to Thusday 9 am to 9 pm (closed 1pm-2pm)

Friday 9am - 5pm 

Saturday 9am -1pm