“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 : 2023

 — No upcoming sessions at the moment as most students are preferring to join our regular sessions directly!

Terms and conditions
The course will require a minimum of 4 students to start, and will be capped at a maximum of 10 students. All materials and firing are included.

Participants have the option to return 2 weeks later for ‘Introduction to Glazing’ for an additional $40. During this in-depth 2 hour experience, you learn about glazes and its techniqes and choose colours for your creation. Alternatively we can help to glaze the works with a simple colour and it will be available for collection or delivery 3 weeks after this workshop.