“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 July 11th — 10.30am- 1:00pm (Full!)
Sunday August 15th — 10.30am- 1:00pm (*optional glazing session- 28th August)

Terms and conditions 
The course will require a minimum of 4 students to start, and will be capped at a maximum of 6-8 students (depending on the regulations). All materials and firing are included.

Participants have the option to return for an additional session 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 2.5 weeks after the workshop.