ON MATERNITY LEAVE
Adults pottery classes & workshops teaching hand building & wheel throwing techniques.
Hosted at Pink Tank Studio & run by local ceramic artist Haley, these classes are a fun & relaxing way to wind down after a long day at work, or enjoy a Sunday social.
CORK + CLAY
Freestyle Hand Building Class
Learn hand building pottery skills during this two hour session, I will guide you through slab and pinch technique as well as a variety of decorating ideas for you to make a unique piece of pottery. Most people are able to complete around 1-4 items during class depending on size and detail.
Combining a great atmosphere and professional guidance to bring those Pinterest board ideas to life, bring your favourite bottle of red and get ready to relax.
Please note that this is BYO drinks & nibbles. Wine glasses are provided.
This class includes clay & tools, bisque firing is charged at the end of the session at $7/kg for whatever items you make and wish to keep. Once your items are bisque fired, you can book into a glazing session to glaze and complete your items before they go through their second firing of 1220 degrees celsius!
Put the finishing touches on your pots
Complete your previously made and bisque fired pots by painting and glazing them ready for their final firing.
If you have attended a private group booking, you will be able to book into the glazing session in the following month after your initial class.
Glaze firing costs are charged at $10/kg at the end of your session. You will be contacted when your pieces are ready for collection, usually around 4-5 weeks after your complete your glazing class.
BEGINNERS WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOP
An Introduction to the potters wheel
Our beginners workshop is designed to give you a taster of what it's like to 'throw' (don't worry we'll explain) a pot, on a potters wheel. This 3 hour workshop will teach you the basics of Centering your clay, and pulling a cylinder shape as well as give you an overview of the ceramic process.
At the end of this workshop we aim to have made one piece for you to keep, which will be glazed and fired for you ready for collection in approximately 6 weeks.
Please Note: We only have right handed wheels, that spin in the direction for right handed people. People who are left handed are still more than welcome to attend, however they will have to learn how to use the wheel right handed.
PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS
Hen's nights, birthday or Christmas parties, anniversaries or just for fun! If you've got a group of 6-10 pals we can organise a private group session for you! Our Signature Cork + Class is what we offer during a private booking, and is perfect as a freestyle hand building event where everyone can make something they love!
Please click the 'Book Now' button and complete the form to request your private group booking.
Minimum of 6 people, maximum of 10
$55pp for a 2 hour session
Firing charged at $7/kg at the end of the session
Clay is a slow process and will require two sessions for you to come away with a complete piece of ceramic art. If you do not wish to do two classes, you can elect for Haley to glaze your pots for you, prices on request.
Please notify us at least 24 hours before your class if you are unable to make it as we would like to offer others the opportunity to fill your spot. If notified before the 24 hour window you will receive a class credit which can be used at any time. Just contact us to let us know when you would like to reschedule.
Firing & Breakages
Please note, we do not take responsibility for the loss of any items during a firing due to poor construction, explosions, glaze faults or any other unexpected issues. We will not refund if your items are damaged or broken during a firing, unfortunately breakage and loss are a very real part of our craft, and even more so in shared kilns where the quality of other people's work is not guaranteed.
We do however do our best to avoid any issues through pre-firing checks and careful stacking and handling of your pieces.