Pottery Open Studio

A time to experiment and practice

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We’re really excited to offer Open Studio sessions to those who have completed a ceramics course or have previous experience working with clay. (There will be no teachers, as this is a self directed session, if you need to learn about clay, please check out our workshops.)

We envisage this time will be a chance to play, experiment and practice the skills you learnt in your course.

Time: Tuesdays, 6 - 9 pm

Cost: $40

Refunds:  Artful Dodgers Studios requires a minimum of 3 days notice in writing to receive a refund.

Cancellations:  Classes will rarely be cancelled, but occasionally things may come up that are beyond our control. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch  with you by email or phone, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.

The sessions are  formally untutored but one of our experienced ceramics teachers Kib Denson will be present.

The fee includes:

  • Use of wheels

  • Bench space

  • Hand-building space

  • Banding wheels

  • Slab Roller

  • Space to store work before and for 2 weeks after firing

  • Plaster bats for reclaiming clay

  • 2 kg reclaimed clay

  • Toolkit

  • Access to ADS kilns ($9 per fire, we accept all work made in one session as a batch for a $9 firing)

  • Aprons

  • Newspaper/plastic to cover work

Conditions of Studio Use:

  • All tools and equipment must be cleaned properly after use

  • No dry sanding in the studio.  For safety reasons please minimise creating dust by always working with wet or moist clay.  Spray bottles are available.

  • No dry material is permitted in the studio. (e.g. chemicals, plaster, glaze powders)

  • Remember to factor in time for pack up and clean up.

  • Closed shoes must be worn at all times

  • The ceramic studio space is designed for adults (18 yrs+).  Kids aged 14-17 can book in on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places.

  • Music must be listened to on headphones.

  • You may bring your own clay - but please note STONEWARE clay is our main studio clay for the moment. IF YOU ARE BRINGING MID-FIRE CLAY,  PLEASE NOTIFY THE STUDIO TECHNICIAN, upon arrival. Your work will have to be specifically labeled. 

  • Remember it is impossible to do ceramics with long nails.

Also please keep in mind that our studio staff are only contactable during the following hours:

Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (current Open Studio hours)

Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What you will learn
  • This is not a class, but an open studio for people with experience in clay
What you will get
  • The opportunity to work on their individual practice

What to bring
  • Bring your own towel, glazes and clay (however 2kg of reclaimed clay included in price)
What to wear

Close toe shoes only, Comfortable clothing that can get messy. Bring your own towel.

Appropriate for

Anyone who has completed a ceramics course or who has experience working with clay and in ceramic studios..

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Artful Dodgers Studios requires 1 weeks notice via email prior to the start of a class for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 1 week of the event commencing. 

We do not offer refunds for missed classes. 

There are no fees for refunds or transfers. 

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Terms & Conditions

We require 1 week notice in writing (email) prior to the class commencing for a full refund or transfer. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and will be given a full refund.

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