Strong foundations set you up for future success. 

 

Whether you’re a complete pottery newbie slightly more experienced or need an extra helping hand, we’ve got enough experience under our belt to help you build the strong foundations you need to set you up for a successful, empowering and enjoyable venture into the world of pottery. 

 

Combining the knowledge of our incredible team of Hand Building and Wheel Throwing teachers, we’ve designed our Term 2 Foundations courses to be the building blocks of knowledge to underpin your pottery experience. Whatever your experience level or preference for Hand or Wheel, there’s a Foundation Course tailored to you. You’re spoilt for choice with our Pottery Course offering, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Keep reading to find out exactly what is in each course, the skills you’ll be learning and meet the teachers you’ll be working with. 

Beginner Wheel Throwing Course at Stone Studio

Beginner Wheel Throwing | 6 Week Course

 

Have you always been mesmerised by the allure of the pottery wheel? Spent too much time on #potterytok? Or dreaming of your own Demi Moore Debut? If you answered yes to one or all of the above then our 6-week beginner wheel throwing course is the perfect place to start.


What will I learn?


During this six-week beginner pottery course, you will learn:

  • The ceramic process
  • How to wedge and recycle your clay
  • The foundations of wheel throwing, including how to throw, trim and glaze your work
  • How to make make and attached handles

 

What will I make?

 

Over the course of the six weeks, you'll make anywhere between 5 and 10 vessels, including a mix of cups, bowls and mugs. They may be a little wonky, but you made them with your own two hands. 

 

Spots Still Available : Currumbin Waters

 

 

Spots Still Available: Kingy

 



One of our most popular Pottery Courses, The Beginner Wheel Throwing is run by Sophie Breach in our Kingscliff Studio and by Studio Founder, Jennifer Redmond & Bronwyn Shaw at our new Currumbin Waters Studio. 



Returning Beginner Wheel Throwing | 6 Week Course

 

Have you recently completed a beginner wheel throwing course but are looking to reinforce what you've learnt, taking your skills to the next level before flying solo? Designed as the stepping stone between Beginner and Member, our Returning Beginners Wheel course, will have you flying solo in no time.


What will I learn?


During this six-week beginner pottery course, we will focus on:

  • Reinforcing fundamentals and correcting bad habits
  • Throwing larger vessels, as well as different forms such as plates and shallow bowls
  • Learning how to shape using different ribs
  • Recycling & reclaiming your clay scraps
  • How to pull and attach handles
  • Glazing



What will I make?


Over the course of the six weeks, you'll make anywhere between 5 and 12 vessels, including a mix of plates, cups, bowls, bottles and mugs. Only available at our Miami (soon to be Currumbin Waters) studio, this course is led by our Membership Manager, Bronwyn Shaw.

 

Spots Still Available: Currumbin Waters

 

Thurs, May 18th | 6-8PM QLD x 1 Left




Beginner Hand Building Course at Stone Studio

Beginner Hand Building | 6 Week Course

 

If you're interested in learning how to hand build, then our in-depth six-week Beginner Hand Building Course is the perfect place to start.

Over the course of the six-week, you'll learn not only the fundamentals of hand-building, including pinching, coiling, and soft and hard slab construction. You'll also be introduced to the world of sculpture, which is designed to push you outside of your comfort zone and explore your creativity, as well as encourage you to combine various fundamental techniques to create interesting and engaging pieces.


What will I learn?


During this six-week beginner pottery course, you will learn:

  • The ceramic process
  • How to wedge and recycle your clay
  • The foundations of hand building, including pinching, coiling, soft and hard slab building, sculpture and joinery
  • How to glaze your pieces



Spots Still Available: Currumbin Waters

 

Tues, May 16th | 6:00 - 8:30PM QLD x 3 Left

Weds, May 17th | 6:00-8:30PM QLD x 2

 

Spots Still Available: Kingy

 

Thurs, April 27th | 6-8:30PM NSW x 5 Left

 

Available at both of our pottery studio locations. This course is led by Tash Abbas and Sophie Breach.  


Weekly Tutoring Hand Building Pottery at Stone Studio

 

Looking to level up your hand building skills? Join us for weekly clay classes, once a week for ten weeks. 

During the first few weeks, you will refine and build upon your hand-building techniques of pinching, coiling, soft and hard slab construction and delve into decoration techniques including carving, piercing, surface decoration and working with coloured clays.

The group will then move into project-based learning, where you'll have the chance to dive into different projects, with the goal of pushing you outside of your comfort zone. 

This is a very fluid form of learning, guided largely by the direction that the individual students would like to explore. 

Example skills to learn:

  • Coiling large
  • Carving
  • Piercing
  • Coloring clay
  • Clay inlay
  • Nerikomi
  • Slip decoration
  • Glaze application

Example projects:

  • Vases
  • Serving platters
  • Sculpture
  • Bottles
  • Geometric forms

Please note, this course is not designed for beginners. It is expected that you are already familiar and comfortable with the basics of hand building and glazing. If you are new to hand building, please consider booking one of our beginner hand building courses

 

Spots Still Available with Tash: Currumbin Waters

 

 

SOLD OUT

 

 Term based weekly tutoring wheel throwing pottery at stone studio

 

Term Based Tuition | Wheel Throwing



Looking to level up your wheel throwing skills? Join us once a week for ten weeks for weekly tuition.

In the first few weeks, we will work with you to refine your foundational wheel throwing skills, including how to wedge, throw and trim your work. We will then move into project-based learning, where you'll have the chance to dive into different projects, with the goal of pushing you outside of your comfort zone. 

This is a very fluid form of learning, guided largely by the direction that the individual students would like to explore. 

 

Example skills to learn:

  • Spiral wedging
  • Collaring
  • Lids and galleries
  • Throwing off the hump
  • Fluting
  • Glaze application
  • Slip decoration

Example projects:

  • Flatware
  • Vases
  • Teapots
  • Sake Set
  • Casserole Dish 

Please note, this course is not designed for beginners. It is expected that you are already familiar and comfortable with the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. If you are new to wheel throwing, please consider booking one of our beginner wheel courses.

 

Spots Available at Currumbin Waters with Bronwyn:


SOLD OUT

 

 

Term Based Tuition | Mix of Wheel & Hand 



Looking to level up either your wheel throwing skills or your hand building skill? Or perhaps both?? Join local ceramic artist, Sofie Neuendorf, once a week for ten weeks for weekly tuition.

In the first few weeks Sofie will work with you to refine your foundational skills, and will then move into project-based learning, where you'll have the chance to dive into different projects, with the goal of pushing you outside of your comfort zone. 

This is a very fluid form of learning, guided largely by the direction that the individual students would like to explore. 

Please note, this course is not designed for beginners. It is expected that you are already familiar and comfortable with the basics of either wheel throwing or hand building. If you are new to pottery, please consider booking one of our beginner wheel courses.

 

Spots Available At Kingy with Sofie:

 

Mon, April 24th | 9:30-12:30PM NSW x 1 Left

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