What you'll do
1st, Welcome then tropical studio tour your shown how to use the slab roller, clay extruder and other equipment required.to make the wall Planter . Examples made prior are on display for inspiration . Explaining the process by firstly wedging and rolling out 2 terracotta clay slabs . Then drawing on paper you design a two sided shape tracing it out over terracotta clay.Hand building your design with use of tools, stamps and fabric stencils..we then cover the Planter with white slip .Halftime refreshment break on my tropical studio deck, tea, coffee & cake provided. Back to studio we paint the Planter with colored under glaze, choice of 6 shades. Joining both sides - face of the Planter and a wall flat side- add drainage & hanging holes - writing your name or a favorite quote on the flat wall faced side.Then transferring the Planter to the drying cupboard. Drawing up your Planter on a file card for ease of identification. Collection is 2 weeks away.The Planter needs to air dry 100% then kiln fire for 48 hours. Postage can be quoted on request. Pick up 4 pm each day or by appointment. Planters are perfect outdoors design can be a face or pattern up to you,
Passionate about all things CLAY! Kettle Black Pottery Studio has been open for 3 years, works selling all over the globe. My style is off beat & quirky taking time to hand build and shape. Formal training is Tafe North Queensland graduating with a diploma of ceramics ,but my lucky break came from local galleries selling my works. I have a fun teaching style that is mixed with music & coffee . I love art/ pottery,my black cat & pug . Teaching students age 5-70 in remote places like the Cape of Australia. 30 students is my record class size. My ceramics are a reflection of me.
Choice of Teas, instant coffee & chocolate Cake. The studio has a fridge & microwave - byo snacks. Jugs of water
Planters = terracotta clay, white slips, under glazes , clear gloss finish & kiln firings required , studio tools & aprons
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Where you'll be
My Ceramic studio has 2 big rooms set on a hill side location vista of pool views & tropical palm trees. Huge deck for morning tea listening to background sounds of kookaburras & native birds. Fitted out with ceiling fans, small kitchen and attached toilet. Two large shared tables & plenty of bench space. Bursting with art, books , ceramics,pottery wheels , racks & kilns ..lots of bespoke handmade Planters for inspiration. Off Street free park
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Darcy my Studio Pug is open to not joining in the class....he has a chair and is ok with looking from a far...If you do have dog or cat allergies please let…
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Where will you be in two weeks time your item is ready for collection. ? 3 months storage is optional Packing & Shipping local & overseas can be quoted - not included. No free internet service
Terracotta Planters Handmade by You !