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July 2020

Potters Wheel Master Class

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

10 Week Potter’s Wheel Master Class Starting Saturday July 11th 10 am - 12 noon From beginner to pro, and everything in between. No matter where you are in your throwing development this Master Class will accelerate and refine your throwing skills. Suitable for complete novices through to those who can already throw. You will be challenged at your level to learn and refine your motor skills, your clay knowledge, your process knowledge and your finishing skills at every class. This class…

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Dinner Setting Workshop

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Dinner Setting Workshop Sunday July 12th 10 am – 12 noon In this workshop we will be designing and making a single setting dinner set!     A large plate, a side plate, a soup bowl and dessert bowl, a saucer, a cup, and a spoon! First we will play with some textures and design ideas, then we will make all the items! The dinner setting will be glazed for you and sent to the kiln for two firings! This workshop…

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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Introduction to Pottery Short Course – 5 Week Course Commencing Thursday 16th July 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 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…

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Potters Wheel Short Course

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

5 Week Intensive Course Starting Thursday morning 10 am - 12 noon July 16th The Potters Wheel Short Course is a 5 week immersion into the very basic skills required to make simple pots on the potters wheel – “throwing” You will learn about preparing clay, centering, opening, making cylinders and bowls. You will also learn to make bottles and simple lidded containers! Week One About clay Clay preparation Wedging Recycling How the wheel works Centring Opening Week Two Basic…

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Beginner Potters Wheel Workshop

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potters Wheel Workshop for Beginners Saturday 18th July 2 - 4 pm Ever watched fascinated as potters make a spinning wheel and a lump of clay into a pot? Here is your chance to try your hand at making a pot on the Potter’s Wheel. Come and join our 2 hour throwing workshop (“throwing” is the technical term for making something out of clay on the wheel). You will need an apron and a bath towel (not for bathing, but…

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Hand Building Master Class

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

10 Week Intensive Course Beginning Tuesday July 21st - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm In this Master Class you will learn all of the main pottery hand building techniques! You will learn slab building, pinch potting, coiling and slip casting in this course. As you develop your skills the complexity of the work increases. By the end of the course you will be amazed at how far you have come in in you skills and finesse. The work you make…

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Introduction to Sculpture Short Course

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Introduction to Sculpture Short Course - 5 Weeks Starting Wednesday 22nd July 6 - 9 pm The Introduction to Sculpture Short Course will prepare you to move into more advanced sculpture classes as you will learn the most common techniques to build in clay, mix clay with other media, and understand shrinkage, firing and dimensional issues with using clay as a sculptural medium. Week One Basic modelling Learn how to use a single piece of clay to pinch out a…

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Wall Hangers Workshop

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Wall Hangers Workshop July 25th 2pm - 4 pm Make some beautiful wall art for your home, or porch or window! These samples are from Pinterest - get inspired and collect sticks and beads you would like to incorporate before you come to class! We will roll, model and pinch our clay components and use coloured slips and textures and underglazes to make our work beautiful. The skills required are imagination, inspiration and the love of tactile work! Great for…

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Build Your Own eCommerce Store Short Course

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Build Your Own eCommerce Store Short Course Starts Monday July 27th 6 - 8 pm - 5 Week Intensive Course This course follows up from our Selling on Etsy course. While getting onto a platform like Etsy is great - there is a lot of competition to be seen and you are never in control of your biggest asset - your customers! Platforms like Shopify take your brand to another level and you can create a nice looking store with…

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August 2020

Beginners Wheel Workshop

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Build a Wood Kiln Workshop

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday August 8th 2 pm to evening at Tyalgum In this workshop we will help Lynda build a small wood fired kiln on Cherie's property in Tyalgum. This kiln will follow basic kiln design rules of firebox, firing chamber flue and chimney. It will be built from new refractory bricks that can withstand a hotface of 1280C plus a layer of mud and house bricks on the outside for extra insulation. Lynda will explain the basic principles of flame based…

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Alternative Firing Master Class

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Alternative Firing Masterclass 6 Weekend Workshops beginning August 8th Build a Wood Kiln - Saturday 8th August 2pm til late - Tyalgum - help Lynda build a small wood fired kiln at Cherie's property in Tyalgum. You will learn the basic principles of building any kind of flame kiln - the firebox, the firing chamber, flue, chimney and atmosphere control. Reduction Firing in the large gas kiln at Firebird Studios - Saturday 15th August - 2 pm til late. We…

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Intermediate Potters Wheel Short Course

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Intermediate Potters Wheel Short Course - 5 Week Short Course Starting Tuesday August 11th 6 - 8 pm In this 5 week course you will extend your throwing skills by making bottles, closed forms, lidded containers and a teapot. It is perfect if you want to brush up on your more technical skills but don't want to spend too much time on the basics. Go to the next level with bottles, lidded containers and teapots. Perfect for those who have…

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Design and Decorate Masterclass

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Tea Set Mini Course

August 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Potters Wheel Short Course

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Glaze Chemistry Master Class

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Reduction Firing Workshop

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Pinch Pot Workshop

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Potters Wheel Workshop

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Beginner Potters Wheel Workshop

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Intro to Pottery – Intermediate – Short Course

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Private Party

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Pit Firing Workshop

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Social Media for Potters Short Course

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Mould Making and Slip Casting Master Class

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Introduction to Sculpture Short Course

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Wood Firing Workshop

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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September 2020

Introduction to Sculpting Short Course

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Wall Hanger Workshop

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Saggar Firing

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Raku Firing

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Porcelain Jewellery 3 Part Workshop

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Potters Wheel Workshop

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Cup and Mug Workshop

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Advanced Wheel Short Course

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Teapot Set 3 Part Workshop

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Handbuilding Master Class

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Potters Wheel Master Class

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

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Potters Wheel Short Course

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Dinner Setting Workshop

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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