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Open Studio Classes

Open Studio 

Suitable for Intermediate and Experienced Students

Self Directed Exploration in Clay

One or More Teachers and Assistants on Hand to Help

Open Studio

 Bookings are essential for Open Studio – you should book each session using the booking system here – https://firebirdstudios.com.au/open-studio-bookings/

Firebird Studios is open for students of all levels to come and explore their own clay projects and ideas. We call these classes “Open Studio”.

Bookings are available in the Throwers Nook as well.

One or more teachers and assistants are on hand to help you with your project. You should know the basics of rolling out clay, slump and drape moulding, pinch pots and coiling, creating textures, glazing and under-glazing or throwing on the potters wheel.

We can introduce new ideas to help you achieve your project – such as choice of clay, sizes, colouring options, and firing procedures.

On the whole you should be able to work on your projects with a timely work flow and basic understanding of the common procedures in clay. Our aim is to help you achieve exhibition worthy results as you progress in your clay skills!

If you have not done at least four lessons in the basics of clay, we highly recommend that you start with one of our “Introduction to Pottery” courses! 

Please Note – other classes and courses may be underway during Open Studio – there will always be a teacher/assistant available who is not teaching a class. We ask that you do not participate in the courses/classes unless you have enrolled in them!

Hand Building

Pinch Pots

Coiling

Flatware

Slip Casting

Decorating

Wheel Practice

Advanced Projects

Fees: 

Bookings are essential for Open Studio – you should book each session using the booking sheets here – https://firebirdstudios.com.au/open-studio-bookings/

$30 per person for each 1 – 3 hr session – cash or card at the door. Please sign in and pay upon arrival.

Currently enrolled students – Free until all course work is completed.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Are Open Studio Classes?

Open Studio Classes – Casual – $30 per 1 – 3 hr session – paid at the door upon arrival.

Current students enrolled in courses – FREE for the duration of your course and to complete work at the end of the course. Bookings are still required.

 

When Are Open Studio Classes Held?

Firebird Studios is open on the following days/times:

Any time during our Open Hours:

Monday to Saturday mornings – 9am – 1pm

Monday to Thursday evenings – 5 pm – 9pm

Bookings are essential for Open Studio – you should book each session using the booking sheets here – https://firebirdstudios.com.au/open-studio-bookings/

NB – The studio is closed outside of these times. Please ensure you finish your class time and leave on time!

 

What Is Included - What Do I Need To Bring?

Firebird Studios can provide limited types of clay and glazes and underglazes – if you use your own materials the firing cost is reduced.

You should have your own tools, towels, aprons, and specialty products.

You can also buy clay, tools, wheels, and more from Firebird Studios!

Firing Costs

 

Firebird Studios Firing Costs

Many courses and workshops are fully inclusive of clay, colourings, glazes and two firings.

When firing is not included:

NB  – All firing  (bisque and glaze) must be paid for even if the work failed, you don’t like it or don’t want it!

Open Studio:

Using Firebird Studios clay, colourants and glazes (all clay except porcelain and black – $12/kg) – $10/kg finished work ($4/kg bisque, $6/kg glaze) 

Using your own clay, colourants and glazes (all clay) – $7/kg finished work ($3/kg bisque, $4/kg glaze) 

Firebird Studio Members:

Using Firebird Studios clay, colourants and glazes (all clay except porcelain – $10/kg) – $7/kg finished work ($3/kg bisque, $4/kg glaze)

Using your own clay, colourants and glazes (all clay) – $5/kg finished work ($2/kg bisque, $3/kg glaze)

Full kiln hire:

$100 +GST bisque

$110 +GST cone 6 glaze

$120 +GST cone 8+ glaze

$40 packing fee

 

How Can I Enrol?

Bookings are essential for Open Studio – you should book each session using the booking sheets here – https://firebirdstudios.com.au/open-studio-bookings/

Enquiries:

Email info@firebirdstudios.com.au

How Can I Pay?

Cash or Card at the door.

From October 1st 2020 all bookings are paid online.

 

What Will I Be Making?

Whatever you want! 

Of course you need to consider your material contraints and the constraints of the kilns!

 

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Address

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

Open Hours

Monday to Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

Monday to Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm