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Winter at the studio

We are all rugged up on Tamborine Mountain, wood smoke fills the evening air but it’s been snug and cosy at the PJ Pottery Studio and my wonderful enthusiastic students have just finished term 2 classes. I am so proud of their progress and some magic pots have been created over the last 10 weeks. Check out these amazing works including some marvellous monsters from a children’s pottery workshop I conducted in April with Scenic Rim Regional Council

Don’t forget my WINTER SALE of handmade jewellery ends last day of June – HAPPY SHOPPING!

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2 day surface treatment workshop

There is a wonderful array of workshop choices at the 2021 Buderim Craft Cottage Winter School on the Sunshine Coast. These include a two day workshop with me! THE CLAY SURFACE 3-4 July 2021.

Explore a variety of surface treatment methods for application onto clay, from the raw surface to onglaze methods. Participants will make new pieces to be enhanced with surface treatment techniques and see demonstrations on carving, stamping, water etching and much more.

Check the details and book HERE

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a big thank you

thank you to all who bought my pottery; commissioned work; attended classes and gave me such encouraging feedback through 2020. Being able to work in ceramics is such a privilege and I love what I do. So, it gives me a thrill to let you know what I have planned for 2021.

regular classes

I am now offering pottery classes from my home studio on Mt Tamborine through Qld school terms:

TEN WEEK TERM Wednesday (fully booked for term 1) and Thursday nights (a few spaces still available) 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • 10 week terms, 3 hour weekly classes commencing end of January
  • structured program for beginners to intermediate students
  •  maximum 5 students per class
  • Term fee $450 (includes: tuition in hand building and throwing, firing and glazing costs, some additional fees will apply to extra surface decoration materials)
  • byo clay and tools (a list will be provided to students)
  • session times Wednesday and Thursday night classes 5.30-8.30pm
  • please email to book a spot and find out more hello@pjpottery.com

CASUAL CLAY Sessions Thursdays from 9:30am-11:30am. These are 5 week courses for those newbies wanting to test the waters or those with some experience wishing to do their own projects with a bit of guidance. More info and bookings HERE

gallery

since the Australian Ceramics Open Studio event last November I have established a small gallery of my current work that worked so well, I am leaving it in place! It is open by appointment. Please EMAIL to book a time, EFTpos and cash sales available.

workshops

throughout 2021 I will be running workshops in hand building and throwing. The first up is CERAMIC JEWELLERY MAKING bookings HERE

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ceramic jewellery making workshop

In this one day workshop we will cover a few of the many different options available to create ceramic jewellery including:

  • coloured porcelain inlay
  • pressing and stamping
  • bead making 
  • using a resist to create a pattern
  • and how to attach the earring or necklace parts.

No experience necessary.

$135 fee one day workshop includes everything you need: porcelain clay, firing, 2 sets of stirling silver earrings and several options for necklaces and glazing your finished pieces. Morning tea is provided, BYO lunch and yes, social distancing will be in place.

10am – 4pm Sunday 17 January

Email me hello@pjpottery.com for more info. These are small private sessions, maximum of 6 students so you get my full attention! If you don’t get a place, please put your name on the waiting list and I’ll run another workshop if I get enough interest.

BOOK HERE

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hand building teapot workshop

This workshop was postponed due to COVID-19 – happy I can now offer it again!

Ever craved to create something in clay? Here’s your chance! This one day workshop will give you a chance to build your own teapot, no experience necessary. $135 fee one day workshop includes everything you need: clay, firing and glazing. Morning tea is provided, BYO lunch and yes, social distancing will be in place.

9:30am – 3:30pm Sunday 12 July20200125_100711_0000

BOOK HERE

Email me hello@pjpottery.com for more info. These are small private sessions, maximum of 5 students so you get my full attention!

From a recent student: “Thanks for an awesome, laid back and insightful hand build  workshop I learned a lot. Your workshop is inspiring and your talent and skills impressive.”

 

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make your own teapot

Sorry, this workshop is postponed due to COVID-19. I’ll post an update with a new date….on the other side of this virus.

Ever craved to create something in clay? Here’s your chance! This one day workshop will give you a chance to build your own teapot, no experience necessary. $135 fee one day workshop includes clay, firing and glazing, morning tea provided, BYO lunch

9:30am – 3:30pm Sunday 5 April 20200125_100711_0000

Email me hello@pjpottery.com to book your place. These are small private sessions, maximum of 5 students so you get my full attention!

From a recent student: “Thanks for an awesome, laid back and insightful hand build  workshop I learned a lot. Your workshop is inspiring and your talent and skills impressive.”

 

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hand building happiness

making hand built teapots for newbies was a challenge but they were certainly up to the task, some fantastic works emerged and we can’t wait to fire and glaze them.

if you are interested in doing a workshop at PJ Pottery Studio on Mt Tamborine, send me an email hello@pjpottery.com or subscribe to my blog for all news and updates.

 

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2 workshops @ pj pottery

Hi there clay lovers,

I am offering 2 pottery workshops at my studio on Mt Tamborine, EMAIL me to book a spot, I would suggest sooner rather than later as these are small private sessions with limited spots available. An info pack will be emailed to attendees.

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new pottery classes on the gold coast

I am super pleased to announce that I will be teaching at the Gold Coast Potters Association, Mudgeeraba Campus. First term starts Thursday 7 March from 6 – 9 pm. This is a short term of 5 weeks, the remainder of the year will be 10 week terms. Contact me  via the Gold Coast Potters website to book and for more info and costs.

Learn the basics right through to perfecting the craft, we will cover hand building, throwing, glazing and surface decoration.