Centered Ceramics - Hand Building

Term Based Hand Building Classes

3 hours x 8 weeks

$400 – 8x 3 hour classes

This 8 week x 3 hour term runs with the school terms. These classes are taught by potting professionals and can suit any level of potter. The classes are small enough that you get the one on one attention you need to progress your skills further..

In this Hand Building course you’ll cover:

  • Slab, Coil, Pinch pot, Surface treatment and Glazing

Classes will instruct you on the management of the clay that is supplied to you and how to clean up your workstation at the end of class.

You’ll be given half a bag of clay at the start of the term and more clay can be purchased in the studio if needed. You can bring in clay you have bought elsewhere, but we’ll need to see the bag the clay came in.

Hand Building students will get 10kg of firing included with term fees. After this quota, firing is charged at $20/kg(slightly cheaper than our standard rate).

Unfortunately we don’t offer refunds or credit for missed classes or signing up to this term accidentally.


Cancellations – You can cancel your term class up to 7 days before the start of term for a full refund. Within 10 days is a 10% cancellation fee. Within 3 days no refunds are given, unless another student is found to replace your space, then only the 10% fee is charged with the rest refunded.

Min Class Size – All Hand Building classes need a minimum of 6 people in the class in order for the class to proceed. If there are less than 6 people, we reserve the right to cancel the class and give everyone a refund.

Missing Classes – Separate classes in a term are non-transferable. If you miss a class, you may be able to complete a catchup class in another session if there is space available, but we can not guarantee availability.

Clay – You will be supplied 6kg of clay at the start of the term and we sell an asortment of clay in the studio. You are welcome to bring your own if you run it past the teacher first. Please do not bring earthenware or air dry clay into the classroom as this will melt in our kilns.

Firing Temp – We fire to midfire cone 6, 1200 degrees. 

Firing Costs – Open Wheel students will get 10kg of firing included with term fees. After this quota, firing is charged at $20/kg(slightly cheaper than our standard rate).

Teachers – Sometimes teachers become unavailable leading up to or during a term, so we may need to change teachers. We will let you know as soon as we find out.

Parking – For the evening classes you are able to park on West St, but during the day West St is only 1 hour parking. Plenty of day parking can be found on streets off West St. There is no parking available in the lane way down the side of the shop.

Clay – All clay is included for the 2 hours classes. The 3 hour class you must purchase your own clay.

Glazes – Studio glazes and slips will be supplied. Feel free to bring in other branded glazes. Run them past the teacher to make sure they are compatible with our firing levels.

Registration – Make sure to remember your login and password when you register. All future classes can be booked through that account.

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