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January 2021

Community Clay Term One 2021

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
$400

Community Clay Term One 2021 Term One is 27th January to 1st April 2021. 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 1pm and 2 pm to 9 pm and Fridays finishing at 5 pm. Unless there is a special booking (some Friday afternoons) Community Clay Members can come in on Mondays and Friday for as…

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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

January 27 @ 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 27th January 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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Tea Set Mini Course

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

Tea Set Mini Course - three Weeks Starting Wednesday 27th January 10 am to 12 noon This is a three session by two hours each session Mini Course to build an amazing tea set! Lesson One: Plan your teapot set design Begin your teapot and cups Lesson Two: Finish making your teapot – add spout and handles Finish making cups Make saucers or tray Carve your design Lesson Three: Decorating and glazing your work      These amazing tea set are…

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Design and Decorate Masterclass

January 27 @ 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 17th January 6 pm - 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…

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Potters Wheel Short Course

January 27 @ 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 27th January 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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Advanced Decoration Short Course

January 28 @ 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 January 28th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm In this five week 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! You will mostly need to prepare leather hard and bisque fired work before class - you should know how to do this before enrolling in this class!      Week One TEXTURE Shellac/wax/resist to create…

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Potters Wheel Short Course

January 28 @ 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 28th January 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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Dinner Set Short Course

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Dinner Set Short Course - 5 Weeks Starting 28th January - 6pm - 9 pm In this 5 week course you will learn the basics of making in clay. This course is suitable for beginner to advanced. Beginners will learn basic flatware, slip casting and decorating techqnies. Advanced potters will have the chance to design and manufacture a beautiful dinner set they can be super proud of! WEEK ONE Learn about clay - handling, recycling, rolling, etc. Rolling technique for…

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Throw a Teapot Mini Course

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Throw a Teapot Mini Course - 3 Weeks Starting Thursday 28th January 6pm - 8 pm This Mini Course is for those with basic throwing skills to extend themselves to throw a teapot! You may have made teapots before and would like ot improve your techniques and ideas, or you might not have ever tried to make a teapot, but can center your clay and control it (even a bit!!!). WEEK ONE Learn to throw "off the hump" Visualising teapot…

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Blokes, Beers and Bowls

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Blokes, Beers and Bowls - The Pottery Type!! January 29th 6 pm Come and enjoy a beer, make a few pottery pieces and make some new firends! 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! Last (mostly) Friday evening of each month! Nominal fee - pay for any completed work at $10/kg to…

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Planter Workshop

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Planters Workshop Saturday 30th January 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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Pinch Pot Workshop

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
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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Beginner Wheel Workshop

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

Beginner Potter,s Wheel Workshop Saturday 30th January 2 pm - 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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February 2021

Community Clay Tutorial

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Using a Drape Mould

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Community Clay Tutorial

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Using a Drape Mould

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Hand Building Masterclass

February 2 @ 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 2nd February 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

February 2 @ 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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Hand Building Masterclass PM

February 2 @ 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 2nd February 6 pm - 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.…

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Potters Wheel Masterclass PM

February 2 @ 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 2nd February – 6 pm - 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…

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Mugs Workshop

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Mugs Workshop Saturday 6th February 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 Wheel Workshop

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Beginner Potter,s Wheel Workshop Saturday 6th February 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

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Dinner Setting Workshop Saturday 6th February 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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Community Clay Tutorial – Glazing

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial – Glazing

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Bells Workshop

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Beginner Potter Wheel Workshop

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

Beginners Pottery Wheel Workshop Saturday 13th February 2 pm - 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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Community Clay Tutorial – Underglazes

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial – Underglazes

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Nerikome Mini course

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

Nerikome Mini Course - 3 Weeks Starting Wednesday 17th February 10 - 12 am Nerikome, neriage, agate ware, marbling are all terms that refer to various types and methods of utilising coloured clay and mixing different colours of clay to make your work. In this mini course you will learn the basics of using clay that are different colours. The bags of clay that come to us in from the supplier are naturally different colours - these different colours come…

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Alter a Thrown Form Mini Course

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Alter a Thrown Form Mini Course - 3 Weeks Starting Thursday February 18th 6 - 8 pm Lynda will be hosting a series of Mini Courses designed to challenge your throwing and take your work to a higher level. In this Mini Course we will be focussing on the ability to alter your thrown work at various stages of making. We will make some multi piece sets and bend, paddle, carve, texture and stamp your work! WEEK ONE Throw a…

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Beginners Potters Wheel Workshop

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

Beginners Pottery Wheel Workshop Saturday 20th February 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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Bowl and Platter Workshop

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

Bowl & Platter Workshop Saturday February 20th 2 pm - 4 pm 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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Raku Firing

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Firebird Designs Studio, 7/28 Greg Chappell Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Raku Firing Sunday 21st February 9 am start. Please Note - location is Firebird Designs Studio - 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 Tutorial – Coloured Slip

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial – Coloured Slip

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Blokes, Beers and Bowls

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

Blokes, Beers and Bowls – The Pottery Type!! February 26th 6 pm Come and enjoy a beer, make a few pottery pieces and make some new firends! 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! Last (mostly) Friday evening of each month! Nominal fee – pay for any completed work at $10/kg to…

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Glaze Chemistry Intensive

February 27 @ 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 27th February 9am - 4 pm Sunday 28th February 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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March 2021

Community Clay Tutorial – Slump Moulds

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial – Slump Moulds

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Hand Building Short Course

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Hand Building Short Course – 5 Week Course Starting 3rd March 9:30am - 12:30 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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Potters Wheel Short Course

March 3 @ 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 27th January 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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Potters Wheel Short Course

March 4 @ 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 Wednesday 27th January 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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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Intoduction to Pottery Short Course – 5 Weeks Starting Thursday 4th March 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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Community Clay Tutorial – Trimming Slip Cast

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial – Trimming Slip Cast

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial – Adding Feet

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial – Adding Feet

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial -Easy Plates on the Wheel

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial -Easy Plates on the Wheel

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial -Slip Cast Cup

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Community Clay Tutorial -Slip Cast Cup

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Firebird Studios, 1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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April 2021

Hand Building Masterclass

April 20 @ 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 20th 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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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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Hand Building Masterclass – PM

April 20 @ 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 20th 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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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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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 9:30 am - 12:30 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…

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Design and Decorate Masterclass

April 22 @ 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 Thursday 22nd 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 Short Course

April 22 @ 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 22nd April 10 am - 12 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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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

April 22 @ 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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Introduction to Pottery Short Course

April 22 @ 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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May 2021

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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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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August 2021

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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