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Firebird Studios

1/20 Hutchinson St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
0402263227 https://firebirdstudios.com.au

April 2021

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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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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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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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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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

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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