Open Studio: For Experienced Potters

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Dive into creative freedom with our 3-hour Open Studio sessions, designed for independent artists seeking to explore hand building & wheel throwing techniques at their own pace.

These sessions are exclusively for ages 18 and over, and prior completion of our five-week workshop course is required, to ensure proficiency in centering, trimming, and studio safety practices.

To book your session, select your desired timeslot below for each session separately. For larger bookings spanning multiple dates, please reach out to us directly with all your preferred dates, and we'll be happy to assist you further.

Please keep in mind:
- Clay is not provided (Available for purchase on site at $35 per 10kg bag of midfire clay)
- Firing services are not included

Onsite storage:
For those with consecutive weekly bookings, onsite storage options are available. Otherwise, please remember to take your items and clay home with you. Don't forget to bring your own storage box for convenience.

A Quick Note: Familiarity with our tool setup and clean-up procedures will ensure smooth sailing through your pottery adventure. We've got the clay, underglaze, and glaze all sorted, so let's get those creative juices flowing!

*Kiln pricing for Bisque and Glaze firing is extra. Pricing is available in the studio with a discounted rate for Open Studio members.
*A studio technician will be present and working on studio chores during each session and available for any questions or concerns.
*When booking a timeslot, please note the dropdown will display the amount of spaces left available that day. It's intended for you each person to book themselves, not as a group.

*Exclusive early bird launch pricing must be booked a minimum 1 day in advance and is automatically adjusted at the checkout.

$45 (usually $60)

Access to the studio tools & equipment

Access to house glaze

Duration

3 hours

Experience Level

Advanced

Age

18+

Class Limit

Each scheduled session is per person

Kiss & Drop

Glazing Time

3-4 weeks

Drying Time

NDIS Support

Yes

Potters Risk

If you choose to have your clay creations fired in our Kiln, we note that your work may crack or even explode during kiln firing; we do not offer refunds for such instances. If your piece is mistakenly picked up by someone else, we regret we cannot offer refunds. Ensure your name is clearly marked on your work.

Group Bookings

“But I always say, one's company, two's a crowd, and three's a party” - Andy Warhol

We love a party and that's why we've made group bookings possible. Simply add the number of guest you'd like at the time of booking a class. If you'd like to request a private booking for your group, please contact the team here to arrange your preferred time.

Types of Clay We Use

When it comes to getting your hands dirty with clay, we like to keep things interesting, which is why we use Mid Fire clay for our classes and workshops due to its exceptional qualities.

Not only is it more sustainable, but it also offers greater versatility when it comes to glazing and firing, ensuring your pieces are not only visually stunning but also functional for everyday use, including being microwave safe.

Kiln Firing

Certain classes offer the choice to add Firing of your art pieces during checkout, while others include it in the class fee.  Please review the class details and be sure to carefully read our terms & conditions, particularly those related to kiln breakages, available here.

Clay Piece Collection

In this workshop, we use mid-fire clay. Throughout the 5 weeks, you'll create multiple art pieces that will be stored in the studio. On the final class, you can choose one piece for glazing and firing. The glazing and firing process takes approximately 4 weeks, and you'll be notified of a collection pick-up time within 2-4 weeks from the final class date.

We also offer a flat rate shipping of $10. Please contact the team here to arrange shipping.

If objects haven’t been picked up after 4 weeks they will be donated or recycled.

Clay Piece Collection

If you left your items to dry or be fired in our studio, You'll get an SMS when they're ready for pickup. Please be sure to label your pieces and show us a pic to make it an easy collection for everyone. If you're taking your creation home, let it air dry for 4 weeks for best results.

Shipping? Yes! Just $15 if you live in NSW and $18 for the rest of Australia. Please contact the team here to arrange if you'd like us to post your pieces to you when they're ready.

If objects haven’t been picked up after 4 weeks they will be donated or recycled.

Cancellations and Refunds

Please check the booking date carefully as we cannot refund/accommodate you if you turn up on the incorrect day.

Unfortunately we will not be able to refund you should you be unable to attend your booking.

Please note that the rescheduling option is only available 7 days before your scheduled booking. In order to be rescheduled your booking to a later date, you can do this easily by clicking the link in your confirmation email.

Parking Options

You can find a convenient parking station on Bolton Street or at Honeysuckle, or simply hop on the tram 200 meters away on Hunter Street.

For an even more carefree experience, why not leave your car at the Wickham Interchange and take a scenic tram ride to the Lucky Country Hotel. We are just around the corner from the Pub.

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Reviews
See our verified reviews from people that have attended one or many of our classes.

Really fun, great experience. Highly Recommend. Very relaxed and friendly staff, good value for money.

Dean Smith

Clay and Sip Class

Such a fun way to celebrate with my team. Thanks Art Department for a great afternoon. Highly recommend.

Sally Hill

Hand Building Pottery Class

I loved the class! I had such a fun time and enjoyed that we were taught multiple techniques for sculpting with clay, it’s a medium I’ve always had trouble using. I love my piece and I’ll recommend this class to everyone, it was a great experience.

Ashlee Peet

Clay and Sip Class
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