Workshops & Taster Classes
- come as you are ( with your closed in shoes)
- do the work, while having some fun ( you'll get clay messy - bring an old towel or a lengthy apron)
- fall in love with the process - dont be overly concerned with the outcome - the magic will happen.
Glazing and firing included - this will bring your masterpieces up to 'next level' of gorgeous-ness.
Participants can choose to keep up to two pieces created during your 2 hour taster class. Choose from our selection of house batch glazes - we will kiln fire your work to bring it up to 'next level'.
Keep an eye on your emails - you should hear from us within 4 - 6 weeks. If you havent received a notice to collect your work - please contact us- our message may have ended up in your trash - for this reason please add us to your contacts when you book a class.
Taster Classes at StudioMade - an overview & FAQs
Join us for a one off class, together with a small group of other like minded people for a 2 hour session experiencing clay in a supportive studio environment. Our pottery workshops are designed for everyone. Great for no experience at all and of course anyone who has had a clay dabble would also enjoy these introductory to clay classes.
StudioMade designs these 2 hour Taster Classes around having fun and to give you the opportunity to get comfortable with the pottery wheel - you will easily slip into this 2 hour session and enjoy the experience. Our studio is the perfect environment to get creative and be supported no matter your perception of your level of skill or creativity.
Want to give a Taster class as a gift? Find our e-Gift Cards here.
Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Have you considered the gift of a studio-pottery experience?
Gift vouchers are $130 and are valid for a spot in one of our, scheduled group taster classes ( view online for availability - new classes scheduled monthly).
Our gift cards are delivered by e-mail and have no additional processing fees and are valid to the end of 2021.
A pottery class built for 2
Consider a totally 'analogue' experience for that special person.
The closest to 'digital' you will find in our studio is the music playing in the background.
Two hours to completely download and re-boot. It never ceases to amaze us the smiles on people's faces during these classes.
There is a tangible outcome at the end of the few hours...in this time of now and instant gratification, we love to tease and make you wait ...it will be around 4 weeks before you see the final outcome and you will be surprised at the degree of creativity that harbours within us all.
This 2 hour pottery class is built around the same format as a Taster Class, the difference being its private for just the two select someones. Simply an extra indulgence for a very thoughtful experiential gift. You and us - we can organise a suitable time that works for us all.
The pottery wheel can be the centre for this 2 hour experience, and you are also welcome to have a go at some handbuilding techniques with clay. Whatever unfolds, we will guide you along the way and you'll be guaranteed an amazing couple of hours of fun.
..or organise your own private group booking
Once you have discussed with your group, please message us with your proposed dates and approximate numbers. Tell us about yourself and your group and what your expectations are from one of our group pottery classes.
option 1 - small group
- 3 - 5 participants $600 for a private 2 hour class - includes individual pottery wheel allocation and individual attention to get the basics for a wheel thrown form.
- Runs to the format of a Taster Class.
- $250 deposit required to confirm our agreed date
- pottery for KIDS under 15 - refer below for specific information
option 2 - medium group
- 6 - 10 individuals @ $100 pp for 2 hour class - split group and individual work - individual pottery wheel and group hand building projects working concurrently - students switch over 1/2 way through to experience both.
- $400 deposit required to confirm our agreed date
option 3 - large group
- maximum 18 individuals @ $100 pp for a 2 hour class - split group and individual work - individual hand building project and group hand building projects working concurrently - with a wheel option ( limited wheels available for larger groups) - participants switch over 1/2 way through to experience both.
- $750 deposit required to confirm our agreed date
Pottery for kids
Discovering clay is a great way for your child to express and extend their creativity.
By manipulating clay, children develop their fine motor skills (which aids the development of handwriting) as well as their concentration. Working with clay also helps children to develop resilience, as what we make in clay does not always turn out the way we expected!
Working with clay helps children to gain a greater understanding of the world around them and a deeper connection to the natural world. During the 1.5 hour classes we will explore functional and non functional objects made of clay, learn about where clay comes from and above all have lots of fun learning to make something that will last for ever!
Tally - our clay tutor - will teach your child how to create, design, make and decorate functional and /or decorative objects made with clay. The children will gain an understanding of clay and the clay process and work towards making functional and non functional finished ceramic ware using a varied number of different clay techniques including – pinch pot, coil technique and small module slab work technique. They will also be introduced to a number of different techniques for decorative finishes.
Our children's classes utilise a red earth clay body ( terracotta clay ), that is easily manipulated and stands up well to a single kiln firing without needing to be glazed - work will be soon ready to collect in 2-4 weeks.
Organise your group based on the maximum class size ( 6 pax) - contact us with a few dates and we can discuss it from here
- an invoice will be forwarded and payment is required to secure your booking for the agreed date.
Family - teens up to 15 years
maximum class size is 6 with a maximum of 3 adults per group of 6.
This is a great way to celebrate a child's birthday with the gift of an experience - or simply to spend some holiday time with young friends.
these classes would suit if you-
- have a ready made group of children (+/_ participating adults/carers) wanting to do a pottery class together,
- or you would love to do a pottery class with your child and know of a few like minded families, or
- you are a family with younger children and/or teenagers who would like an experience to share together.
Terms and Conditions
Bookings are a commitment to attend. If you are ill or cannot attend for any reason you are welcome to transfer your booking to another person- we ask that you appreciate there are no exceptions to these terms.
CoVID is a separate issue - all classes will be re-scheduled if they are cancelled due to Co-VID - we do not offer refunds - but paid up classes are transferrable to re-scheduled dates - book online.
Due to limited storage we can not hold work for longer than 4 weeks. Please contact us or make arrangements for collection if you are unable to pick up your work. We can organise postage.