Classes





“There is a ‘higher, more personal, order of beauty,’ only achievable when artists or craftsmen make works by hand”
— Bernard Leach




Classes at Pinch celebrate working with your hands. Feel the clay; create textures, shapes and vessels. Discover moments of self-realisation or “ah” moments of perfect expression. It’s therapeutic! The objects will never just be useful; how can they be, when there is so much scope to express your inner artist?

You’ll learn:
  • clay preparation (e.g. wedging, recyling)
  • handbuilding (e.g. pinching, slab-building, coiling)
  • throwing
  • glazing (e.g. dipping, spraying, painting)


You’ll gain:
  • the warm company of like-minded participants
  • an engrossing engagement of mind and body
  • the exciting experience of art-making
  • a uniquely individual vessel/shape to keep


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Introductory Workshop


This workshop consists of an in-depth, hands on introduction to Ceramics.

Be introduced to a new handbuilding techniqe as you create your personal mug, pinch-pot or sculpture. Try your hand at throwing!

Get acquainted with Ceramics and our studio through this fun experience, and leave this workshop with your own handmade gift!


General information
  • Suitable for: new students, beginners
  • Duration: 3 hours per session
  • Keywords: slab-building, pinching, sculpting, throwing.
1 session — $80

Upcoming sessions

Sunday September 12th — 10.30am- 1:00pm (*optional glazing session- 26th September)

Sunday October 10th — 10.30am- 1:00pm (places up for reservation in the first week of September!)


Terms and conditions 
The course will require a minimum of 4 students to start, and will be capped at a maximum of 8 students. All materials and firing are included.

Participants have the option to return 2 weeks later for ‘Introduction to Glazing’ (for an additional $40), this is an in-depth 2 hour experience where you learn about glazes and colour your creation. Alternatively we can help to glaze the works and it will be available for collection within 2-3 weeks after the workshop.