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April 2020

Hand Building Master Class

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

10 Week Intensive Course Beginning Tuesday April 21st at 6 - 9pm 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 is laid…

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Glaze Chemistry Master Class

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

10 Week Glaze Chemistry Master Class Starting Wednesday April 22nd 9:30 am - 12:30 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. Glaze faults, why and how to correct them Basic formulation and bucket level testing – and how to keep track of your test results! Different types…

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Potters Wheel Master Class

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

10 Week Potter’s Wheel Master Class Starting Wednesday April 22nd 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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Advanced Decoration Short Course

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Advanced Decoration Short Course - Five Weeks - Commencing April 23rd 9:30 am - 12:30 pm In this five week full immersion Advanced Decoration Short Course you will learn complex surface decoration techniques to give you even more choice to make your pottery work stand out in the crowd! Week One TEXTURE Shellac/wax/resist to create texture Carving and piercing Make your own textures Design with texture Using underglazes, oxides and glazes with texture Week Two ENGOBES Creating texture Using colour…

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Design and Make a Dinner Set Master Class

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Design and Make a Dinner Set Master Class - 10 Weeks - Commencing Thursday April 23rd - 6 - 9 pm We will design professionally with mood boards, and visual diaries. Discover the moulds and materials you need. Choose your clay, textures, finishes….and GO – professionally finished and presented! Finish with beautiful photographs of your work – presentation of your setting and making your portfolio. We will make a 4 place setting that includes a side plate, main plate, soup…

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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

April 28 @ 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 Tuesday 28th April 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…

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May 2020

Design & Decoration Master Class

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Design & Decoration Master Class Commencing Saturday May 2nd 9 am - 12 noon. 10 Week Design & Decorate Master Class. This course is project based. There are 6 projects to complete over the 10 weeks of the course. Each week you receive a design brief for the work to be done – how you execute it is up to you. The design brief will lead you through a series of advanced hand building techniques and deep dive into the…

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Cup and Mug Workshop

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

Saturday May 2nd 2 - 4 pm Mugs, mugs, glorious mugs (and cups and beakers and jugs!) 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 and cup, 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…

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planter workshop

Planters Workshop

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Sunday May 3rd 10 am In this workshop we will be making two beautiful planters. A freely built coiled planter and a planter coiled up in a mould! This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced alike! Fully inclusive of all materials, two firings, and us glazing it for you. Your work is ready for pick up between 3 and 4 weeks after the workshop. Please Note – in these uncertain times Firebird Studios will continue to operate our small…

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Mother’s Day Workshop

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Mother's Day Workshop Saturday May 9th 2 - 4pm Treat Mum to a great afternoon out - very small group - just six people! We will make a pinch pot cup and saucer and Japanese press plates as ring dishes and incense burners. Use coupon code Mother's Day 10OFF to book your second person for $10 off! (Must add two tickets to the cart to qualify) This workshop if fully inclusive of all materials, two firings and nibbles with non…

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Potters Wheel Beginners Workshop

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

Sunday May 10th 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 to put over your…

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Selling on Etsy Short Course

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

Selling on Etsy Short Course - Monday May 11th 6 - 8 pm - 5 weeks In this 5 week course you will decide what to sell, style and gather your product images, set up your account, add products and manage listings, set up for SEO within Etsy, learn stock management and order fulfillment best practices and finally integrate with Pinterest and Instagram for organic success. Week One What will you sell? Styling images Gathering product images Opening your Etsy…

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Dinner Setting Workshop

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Saturday May 16th 2  - 4 pm 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, and a pinch pot cup, saucer and spoon if there is time! 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…

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Porcelain Jewellery Workshops

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Sunday May 17th 10am - 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 two pairs of pointy nosed pliers and you are good to make your pieces into stunning dress jewellery you have made! Research "porcelain jewellery" on Pinterest…

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Potters Wheel Beginners Workshop

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

Saturday May 23rd 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 put over your lap!)…

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Bowl and Platter Workshop

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Firebird Studios, 4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Sunday May 24th 10 am - 12 noon In this workshop we we will make a beautiful fruit bowl and a cheese board to match! This workshop is fully inclusive of materials, us trimming and glazing your work and two firings. Please Note – in these uncertain times Firebird Studios will continue to operate our small classes of 6 or less people. There is plenty of room and we can easily practice social distancing. If you or a family member…

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Coiling and Sculpting Workshop

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Coiling and Sculpting Workshop Saturday May 30th Make pot planters and vases or try your hand a sculpting! You can also coil build into a mould for interesting bowls and cups! In this 2 hour workshop you will learn the basic principles of coil building in clay. Use this technique to make a vase or a planter, or a small bust.   This workshop is fully inclusive of materials, two firings and us glazing your work for you. Please Note…

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Pinch Pot Workshop

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

Pinch Pot Workshop Sunday May 31st 10 am - 12 noon 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! This workshop is fully inclusive of materials, two firings,…

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June 2020

Tea Set Workshop

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Tea Set Workshop Saturday June 6th 1 pm - 4 pm Make a tea set – yes, really a tea set! In this 3 hour workshop we are going to make a small teapot, two tea cups and a serving tray or saucers to put them on!    This workshop is $120 and is fully inclusive of us finishing your work, glazing it and firing it twice! Please Note – in these uncertain times Firebird Studios will continue to operate…

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Dinner Setting Workshop

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

dinner Setting Workshop Sunday June 7th 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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Bowl and Platter Workshop

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Saturday June 13th 2 - 4 pm In this workshop we we will make a beautiful fruit bowl and a cheese board to match! This workshop is fully inclusive of materials, us trimming and glazing your work and two firings. Please Note – in these uncertain times Firebird Studios will continue to operate our small classes of 6 or less people. There is plenty of room and we can easily practice social distancing. If you or a family member becomes…

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Boxes Workshop

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Sunday 14th June 10 am - 12 noon This boxes workshop is so much fun! Make two boxes – one with slabs and the other as joined pinch pots! – you will learn some amazing skills as you work through the process of making these little boxes out of clay!   Suitable for beginners and experienced potters alike! This workshop is fully inclusive of materials, two firings, and us glazing your work for you. Your work is normally ready for…

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Cup and Mug Workshop

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

Saturday June 20th 2 pm - 4 pm Mugs, mugs, glorious mugs (and cups and beakers and jugs!) 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 and cup, 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…

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planter workshop

Planters Workshop

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

Sunday June 21st 10 am - 12 noon In this workshop we will be making two beautiful planters. A freely built coiled planter and a planter coiled up in a mould!     This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced alike! Fully inclusive of all materials, two firings, and us glazing it for you. Your work is ready for pick up between 3 and 4 weeks after the workshop. Please Note – in these uncertain times Firebird Studios will continue…

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Pinch Pot Workshop

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Pinch Pot Workshop Sunday May 31st 10 am – 12 noon 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! This workshop is fully inclusive of materials, two firings,…

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throwing class

Potters Wheel Beginner Workshop

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

Sunday June 28th 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 to put over your…

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