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April 2021

Raku Firing

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Firebird Designs Studio, 7/28 Greg Chappell Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Raku Firing Sunday 18th April 9 am start. Please Note - location is Firebird Ceramic Designs - 7/28 Greg Chappell Drive, Burleigh Heads, QLD We will be firing RAKU ROCKET three times beginning at 9am! Raku rocket takes about one hour to reach temperature and we will be taking our time to unload and put work in reduction bins. Glazes will be provided, or you may use your own. The amount you can put through the kiln will depend on…

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Community Clay Term Two

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Community Clay Term Two 2021 Term Two is from May 19th to June 26th Firebird Studios Community Clay is open for students and potters of all levels to come and explore their own clay projects and ideas. On Mondays we are open from 9 am to 9 pm and Fridays finishing at 5 pm. Unless there is a special booking (some Thursday or Friday afternoons) Community Clay Members can come in on Mondays and Friday for as long as they…

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Design and Decorate Masterclass

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

Design & Decoration Master Class – 10 Week Course Starting Tuesday 20th April 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Don’t just stop at learning how to make pottery! The real joy is in experimenting with decoration techniques and being able to execute your design plans! Who is this course for? The perfect next step if you have completed a 5 or 10 week course in potters wheel or hand building! Those who look at beautiful pots and wonder how they were…

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Potters Wheel Masterclass

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

Potter’s Wheel Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday 2oth April – 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…

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Potters Wheel Masterclass – PM

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

Potter’s Wheel Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday 20th April 6 - 8 pm 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 approaches…

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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

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

Introduction to Pottery Short Course – 5 Weeks Starting Thursday 22nd April 6 - 9 pm This short course is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted to clay as we cover some of the most common methods to make in clay! You will also learn the basics of underglazes and glazing your work. The course also includes unlimted access to the Community Clay sessions and Open Studio (bookings required) to practice and finish your work! Here is what you will…

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Design and Decorate Masterclass

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

$995 Design & Decoration Master Class – 10 Week Course Starting Tuesday 21th April 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Don’t just stop at learning how to make pottery! The real joy is in experimenting with decoration techniques and being able to execute your design plans! Who is this course for? The perfect next step if you have completed a 5 or 10 week course in potters wheel or hand building! Those who look at beautiful pots and wonder how they…

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Potters Wheel Short Course

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potters Wheel Short Course – 5 Weeks Starting Wednesday April 21st 10 am - 12 noon 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 Centering Opening…

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Potters Wheel Short Course

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potters Wheel Short Course – 5 Weeks Starting Wednesday April 21st 6 pm – 8 pm 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 Centering Opening…

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Hand Building Short Course

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Hand Building Short Course – 5 Week Course Starting April 21st 6 - 9 pm The Hand Building 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…

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Hand Building Masterclass

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Hand Building Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Thursday 22nd April 9:30 am – 12:30 pm In this Master Class you will learn and get good at 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 your skills and finesse.…

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Hand Building Masterclass – PM

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

Hand Building Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Thursday 22nd April 6 - 9 pm In this Master Class you will learn and get good at 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 your skills and finesse. The…

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Sip N Sculpt

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Sip N Sculpt Thursday evening April 22nd from 6 pm Come and relax after work with a glass of wine and a lump of clay to play with! You will be guided through various sculpting forms in these regular Sip N Sculpt sessions. The point is to relax, meet some new people and have a no pressure creative outlet! The atmosphere is more relaxed than a workshop, and there is no pressure to produce any particular form. Your teacher is…

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Blokes, Beers and Bowls

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Blokes, Beers and Bowls – The Pottery Type!! Friday April 23th 6 pm Come and enjoy a beer, make a few pottery pieces and make some new friends! This is a very relaxed pottery workshop designed as a chilled men’s space where healthy discussion can evolve, or not, some pottery can evolve, or not, and a beer (or soft drink) may also evolve! Held every second month on a Friday night from 6 pm onwards. Nominal fee. What will you…

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Planter Workshop

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Planters Workshop Saturday 24th April 10 am – 12 noon In this workshop we will be making two beautiful planters. A freely coil built planter and a cute succulent planter!       This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced alike! Fully inclusive of all materials, two firings, and us glazing it for you. If you want to glaze your work yourself you will be given a card with instructions. Your work is ready for pick up between 3 and 4…

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Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop Saturday 24th April 10 am – 12 noon 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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Dinner Setting Workshop

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Dinner Setting Workshop Saturday 24th April 2 pm – 4 pm In this workshop we will be designing and making a single setting dinner set!     A large plate, a side plate, and a soup bowl or dessert bowl. First we will play with some textures and design ideas, then we will make all the items! Fully inclusive of all materials, two firings, and us glazing it for you. If you want to glaze your work yourself you will be…

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Sip N Sculpt

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Sip N Sculpt Thursday evening April 29th from 6 pm Come and relax after work with a glass of wine and a lump of clay to play with! You will be guided through various sculpting forms in these regular Sip N Sculpt sessions. The point is to relax, meet some new people and have a no pressure creative outlet!               The atmosphere is more relaxed than a workshop, and there is no pressure to produce any particular form. Your teacher…

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May 2021

Mugs Workshop

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

Mugs Workshop Saturday 1st May 10 am – 12 noon Mugs, mugs, glorious mugs! Come join us for two wonderful hours of making mugs! This workshop is suitable for beginners and every other type of potter! We will be exploring the hand built form of the mug, looking at surface texture, using dark clay and white slip and carving through the slip, adding handles, making different shapes, designing and using templates for sets and utilising the contrast between clay and…

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Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop Saturday May 1st 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 to…

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Sip N Sculpt

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Sip N Sculpt Thursday evening May 6th from 6 pm Come and relax after work with a glass of wine and a lump of clay to play with! You will be guided through various sculpting forms in these regular Sip N Sculpt sessions. The point is to relax, meet some new people and have a no pressure creative outlet!               The atmosphere is more relaxed than a workshop, and there is no pressure to produce any particular form. Your teacher…

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Platter and Bowl Workshop

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Platter and Bowl Workshop Saturday May 8th 10 am - 12 noon In this workshop we will make a large platter or cheese platter as well as a large bowl, or two small olive bowls. The focus will be on choice of clay and textured decoration to highlight the glaze colour chosen.     You will learn how to roll clay for the best results, pinch pot, coil into a mould and add textures. The workshops fees cover all of your…

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Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop Saturday May 8th 10 am - 12 noon 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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Pinch Pot Workshop

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Pinch Pot Workshop Saturday 30th Janurary at 2 pm – 4 pm Pinch pots are a FUNdamental aspect of making pottery by hand. In this workshop we will make a cup and saucer set, some tea light holders, spice dishes and little spoons and some small ring bowls. Learn the right way to pinch pot – the way that makes your work look really professional even if you’ve never done it before! Fully inclusive of all materials, two firings, and…

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Make Keep Cups Workshop

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Make Slip Cast Keep Cups Saturday May 15th 10 am - 12 noon In this two hour workshop you will decorate, mould and create your very own slip cast keep cups! We have a wide variety of moulds to choose from and many colours of clay. We will decorate your cups and learn how to make a moulded cup from liquid clay! Its a surprising method! All the different styles of cups fit silicone lids and these are provided with…

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Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop Saturday May 15th 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 to…

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Dinner Setting Workshop

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Dinner Setting Workshop Saturday 22nd May 10 am - 12 noon In this workshop we will be designing and making a single setting dinner set!     A large plate, a side plate, and a soup bowl or dessert bowl. First we will play with some textures and design ideas, then we will make all the items! Fully inclusive of all materials, two firings, and us glazing it for you. If you want to glaze your work yourself you will be…

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Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop Saturday May 22nd 10 am - 12 noon 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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Bells Workshop

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Bells Workshop Saturday 22nd May 2 - 4 pm Make georgeous bells! Bells are so satidsfying ot make. You will be able to make many bell bodies, the dongers to go in them and beads to decorate the bell hangers. Bells are made by pinch potting – they really are so much fun to make.         Use textures, carvings, coloured clay and try a few different designs! We will colour you bells with our studio white glaze, or you can…

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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Introduction to Pottery Short Course – 5 Weeks Starting Wednesday 26th May 9:30 am – 12:30 pm This short course is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted to clay as we cover some of the most common methods to make in clay! You will also learn the basics of underglazes and glazing your work. The course also includes unlimted access to the Community Clay sessions and Open Studio (bookings required) to practice and finish your work! Here is what you…

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Potters Wheel Short Course

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potters Wheel Short Course – 5 Weeks Starting Wednesday 26th May 6 pm – 8 pm 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 Centering Opening…

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Glaze Chemistry Short Course

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Glaze Chemistry Short Course - 5 Week Intensive Starting Wednesday 26th May 6 - 9 pm In this course you will learn basic glaze chemistry - why glazes do what they do - what works, why it works, and why it doesn't work. You will learn about the raw materials, fluxes, colourants, opacifiers, and more. Where to find recipes and how to test them. Different types of glaze - atmospheric conditions, firing cycles, temperatures, and more. There is no avoiding…

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Potters Wheel Short Course

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potters Wheel Short Course – 5 Weeks Starting thursday 27th May 10 am - 12 noon 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 Centering Opening…

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Hand Building Short Course

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Hand Building Short Course – 5 Week Course Starting May 27th 6 - 9 pm The Hand Building 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…

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Planters Workshop

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Planters Workshop Saturday 29th May 10 am - 12 noon In this workshop we will be making two beautiful planters. A freely coil built planter and a cute succulent planter!       This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced alike! Fully inclusive of all materials, two firings, and us glazing it for you. If you want to glaze your work yourself you will be given a card with instructions. Your work is ready for pick up between 3 and 4…

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Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Beginner Potter’s Wheel Workshop Saturday May 29th 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 to…

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June 2021

Mugs Workshop

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Mugs Workshop Saturday 5th June 10 am – 12 noon Mugs, mugs, glorious mugs! Come join us for two wonderful hours of making mugs! This workshop is suitable for beginners and every other type of potter! We will be exploring the hand built form of the mug, looking at surface texture, using dark clay and white slip and carving through the slip, adding handles, making different shapes, designing and using templates for sets and utilising the contrast between clay and…

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Porcelain Jewellery Workshop

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Porcelain Jewellery Workshop Saturday June 26th10 am - 12 noon Porcelain is the most wonderful clay to work with – and it makes exquisite jewellery pieces!     These pieces were made by students. They have used a combination of new and recycled findings. Buy old dress jewellery at the op shop, or some findings at Spotlight, plus a pair of pointy nosed pliers and you are good to make your pieces into stunning dress jewellery that YOU have made! You…

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July 2021

Hand Building Masterclass

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Hand Building Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday July 13th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm In this Master Class you will learn and get good at 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 your skills and finesse.…

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Potters Wheel Masterclass

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potter’s Wheel Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday 2nd February – 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…

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Potters Wheel Masterclass – PM

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potter’s Wheel Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday July 13th 6 - 8 pm 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 approaches…

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Hand Building Masterclass – PM

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Hand Building Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday July 13th 6 - 9 pm In this Master Class you will learn and get good at 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 your skills and finesse. The…

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Design and Decorate Masterclass

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Design & Decoration Master Class – 10 Week Course Starting Wednesday 14th July 6 - 9 pm Don’t just stop at learning how to make pottery! The real joy is in experimenting with decoration techniques and being able to execute your design plans! Who is this course for? The perfect next step if you have completed a 5 or 10 week course in potters wheel or hand building! Those who look at beautiful pots and wonder how they were made…

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Make Keep Cups Workshop

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Make Slip Cast Keep Cups Saturday July 31st 10 am - 12 noon In this two hour workshop you will decorate, mould and create your very own slip cast keep cups! We have a wide variety of moulds to choose from and many colours of clay. We will decorate your cups and learn how to make a moulded cup from liquid clay! Its a surprising method! All the different styles of cups fit silicone lids and these are provided with…

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August 2021

Introduction to Sculpture Short Course

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Introduction to Sculpture Short Course – 5 Weeks Starting Thursday 19th August 9:30 am - 12:30 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…

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Glaze Chemistry Intensive

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Glaze Chemistry Two Day Intensive Workshop Saturday 21st August 9am – 4 pm Sunday 22nd August 9 am – 4 pm In this two day intensive workshop you will learn: The basics of what makes a glaze Commercial glazes Raw materials overview Toxicology overview OH&S around raw materials Fluxes Opacifyers Colouring Oxides Colouring Stains Where to find a suitable glaze recipe How to test the recipe Practical test series Mixing glazes Taking a test run to a produciton run Glaze…

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Bells Workshop

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Bells Workshop Saturday 28th August 10 am - 12 noon Make georgeous bells! Bells are so satidsfying ot make. You will be able to make many bell bodies, the dongers to go in them and beads to decorate the bell hangers. Bells are made by pinch potting – they really are so much fun to make.         Use textures, carvings, coloured clay and try a few different designs! We will colour you bells with our studio white glaze, or you…

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Bells Workshop

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Bells Workshop Saturday 13th February 2 pm – 4 pm Make georgeous bells! Bells are so satidsfying ot make. You will be able to make many bell bodies, the dongers to go in them and beads to decorate the bell hangers. Bells are made by pinch potting – they really are so much fun to make.         Use textures, carvings, coloured clay and try a few different designs! We will colour you bells with our studio white glaze, or you…

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September 2021

Bells Workshop

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

Bells Workshop Saturday 11th September 10 am - 12 noon Make georgeous bells! Bells are so satidsfying ot make. You will be able to make many bell bodies, the dongers to go in them and beads to decorate the bell hangers. Bells are made by pinch potting – they really are so much fun to make.         Use textures, carvings, coloured clay and try a few different designs! We will colour you bells with our studio white glaze, or you…

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October 2021

Hand Building Masterclass

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Hand Building Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday 5th October 9:30 am – 12:30 pm In this Master Class you will learn and get good at 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 your skills and finesse.…

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Potters Wheel Masterclass

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potter’s Wheel Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday October 5th  – 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…

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Potters Wheel Masterclass – PM

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Potter’s Wheel Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday 5th October 6 - 8 pm 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 approaches…

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Hand Building Masterclass – PM

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Hand Building Masterclass – 10 Weeks Starting Tuesday 5th October 6 - 9 pm In this Master Class you will learn and get good at 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 your skills and finesse. The…

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Design and Decorate Masterclass

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Design & Decoration Master Class – 10 Week Course Starting October 7th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Don’t just stop at learning how to make pottery! The real joy is in experimenting with decoration techniques and being able to execute your design plans! Who is this course for? The perfect next step if you have completed a 5 or 10 week course in potters wheel or hand building! Those who look at beautiful pots and wonder how they were made…

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Bells Workshop

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Bells Workshop Saturday 23rd October 2 pm – 4 pm Make georgeous bells! Bells are so satidsfying ot make. You will be able to make many bell bodies, the dongers to go in them and beads to decorate the bell hangers. Bells are made by pinch potting – they really are so much fun to make.         Use textures, carvings, coloured clay and try a few different designs! We will colour you bells with our studio white glaze, or you…

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November 2021

Bells Workshop

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Bells Workshop Saturday 13th November 10 am - 12 noon Make georgeous bells! Bells are so satidsfying ot make. You will be able to make many bell bodies, the dongers to go in them and beads to decorate the bell hangers. Bells are made by pinch potting – they really are so much fun to make.         Use textures, carvings, coloured clay and try a few different designs! We will colour you bells with our studio white glaze, or you…

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