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Santai Pottery & Art Studio

A boutique art studio located in the heart of Mitchelton. Offering a range of events for adults and children, we facilitate creativity and self expression in a relaxed and casual environment.

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Private Studio Session (Members Only)

Between Tuesday 16 July 2024 and Tuesday 31 December 2024
Private Studio Sessions are only for approved members who have completed required paperwork. Contact Ash at santaipottery@gmail.com for more information on becoming a member. Please always check the shared calendar before you book into a session. Clay is available for purchase at $10/kilo (including two firings and glazing). Please see the Studio Manager to purchase clay. A storage space for your clay will be provided. If you want to use your own clay and glazes, please discuss this with the Studio Manager prior to firing to ensure suitability with our firing temperature. Procedures apply for potters booking private studio sessions. Work must be named and stored correctly. Wheels, tables, tools and the floor must be left as clean as they were found. IMPORTANT: Please ensure all doors are locked, gates closed, and lights and air-con are switched off prior to leaving the studio if you are the last person there. Thank you for keeping our studio clean and safe.
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Studio Time - Self Directed

Between Tuesday 16 July 2024 and Tuesday 29 October 2024
Studio Time is a casual self directed and self paced opportunity to create among a group of other clay-lovers. There are indoor and outdoor work spaces, four pottery wheels, equipment and tools. Clay is available for purchase at $10/kilo (including two firings and glazing). Just bring along your creativity and an apron if you plan on getting muddy! Suitable for persons aged 15 and over.
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Monthly Clay and Sip - August

Sunday 4 August 2024
Join us for a casual and fun evening of hand building with clay. In this two hour session, you can enjoy your beverage of choice while you hand build with our beautiful clay. Our experienced pottery teacher will provide guidance to build a mug, pot, bowl, or other vessel of your choice. Past attendees have made jewellery dishes, berry bowls, incense holders, sculptures, pet dishes... Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration! But as always, you are more than welcome to BYO inspo and create whatever your heart desires. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. We encourage handwashing your pieces. Only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. Directed at beginners but all skill levels are welcome. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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5 Week Beginner Pottery Wheel Course - (From Aug 14)

Wednesday 14 August 2024
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Suitable for absolute beginners or potters with introductory experience - we meet you where you are at. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8+ food-safe and dishwasher-safe pieces of functional ceramics. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from August 14 to September 11. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio classes at their own cost). This course is taught by Karen McDonald.
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Creators Course (6 Weeks; for young adults)

Thursday 15 August 2024
The Creators Course is a 6 week program for you to connect with other young creatives aged 20 - 29. Make friends with other like-minded people and express yourself freely in a casual and supportive environment. No experience is required. Potters will make, glaze and fire a range of functional and non-functional pieces. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there is plenty of scope for individual artistic expression. Specifically, the curriculum includes: • Throwing and trimming on a pottery wheel • Hand building with coils, pinch pots and slab • Glaze mediums • Studio safety & maintenance Classes run weekly on Thursday from Aug 15 to Sept 19 from 6-8pm. The last 10 minutes of class are for cleaning tools and equipment. Make-up lessons are not available. This course is run by Denya Hunt. Denya is a Diploma of Arts graduate with her own pottery business specialising in colourful and quirky ceramics.
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Monthly Clay and Sip - September

Friday 20 September 2024
Join us for a casual and fun evening of hand building with clay. In this two hour session, you can enjoy your beverage of choice while you hand build with our beautiful clay. Our experienced pottery teacher will provide guidance to build a mug, pot, bowl, or other vessel of your choice. Past attendees have made jewellery dishes, berry bowls, incense holders, sculptures, pet dishes... Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration! But as always, you are more than welcome to BYO inspo and create whatever your heart desires. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. We encourage handwashing your pieces. Only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. Directed at beginners but all skill levels are welcome. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Course - (From Oct 2)

Wednesday 2 October 2024
This is a five week course that caters to beginners, or potters with some introductory experience wanting to improve their abilities. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Potters with some experience may wish to learn to learn new techniques. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8+ food-safe and dishwasher-safe pieces of functional ceramics. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from October 2 to 30. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio time classes at their own cost). This course is taught by Karen McDonald.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Course - (From Oct 3)

Thursday 3 October 2024
This is a five week course that caters to beginners, or potters with some introductory experience wanting to improve their abilities. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Potters with some experience may wish to learn to learn new techniques. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8+ food-safe and dishwasher-safe pieces of functional ceramics. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from October 3 to 31. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio time classes at their own cost). This course is taught by Lindsay Descovich.
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Introduction to Hand Building - July

Wednesday 24 July 2024
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other vessel of your choice in this two hour session. Underglaze is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session (with the option available for the studio to dip in one of our selected glazes). All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Pottery Apprentice Program (8 Week Course)

Friday 19 July 2024
The Pottery Apprentice Program is an intensive 8 week pottery course where teen potters will develop their personal style and express creative ideas. Students make, glaze and fire a number of functional and sculptural pieces. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there is plenty of scope for individual artistic expression. Specifically, the curriculum includes: • Throwing and trimming pots on a pottery wheel • Hand building with coils, pinch pots and slab • Sculpture • Exploring glaze mediums • Studio safety and maintenance Classes run weekly from July 19 - September 6 (8 weeks) between 3.45 - 5.45pm. The last 10 minutes of class are focused on cleaning our tools and equipment. Make-up lessons are not available. Please read terms prior to booking. Suitable for ages 12-20. This course is run by Denya Hunt. Denya is a Diploma of Arts student with her own pottery business specialising in colourful and quirky ceramics.
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Mini Potters (8 Week Course)

Tuesday 16 July 2024
The Mini Potters Program is an 8 week course for 8-12 year olds, where we explore each child’s artistic expression. This course is designed to promote mindfulness, mental health and confidence in a safe and welcoming space. Students learn and practice a range of technical pottery skills. Kids can expect to make a range of artworks including, but not limited to, cups, mugs, bowls, vases, sculptures, and anything their imagination can create. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there is plenty of scope for individual ideas. Classes run weekly on Tuesdays from July 16 - September 3 (8 weeks) between 3.30 - 5.00pm. The last few minutes of class are focused on cleaning our workspace. Make-up lessons are not available. Please read our terms prior to booking. This course is run by Denya Hunt. Denya is a Diploma of Arts Graduate who runs her own pottery business specialising in colourful and quirky ceramics. She has been leading classes for young makers since 2022.
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Monthly Clay and Sip!

Sunday 14 July 2024
Join us for a casual and fun evening of hand building with clay. In this two hour session, you can enjoy your beverage of choice while you hand build with our beautiful clay. Our experienced pottery teacher will provide guidance to build a mug, pot, bowl, or other vessel of your choice. Past attendees have made jewellery dishes, berry bowls, incense holders, sculptures, pet dishes... Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration! But as always, you are more than welcome to BYO inspo and create whatever your heart desires. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. We encourage handwashing your pieces. Only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. Directed at beginners but all skill levels are welcome. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Mini Chefs - Ceramic Food Class

Between Wednesday 26 June 2024 and Wednesday 3 July 2024
Join us for a class focussed on your favourite delicious foods! In this class your teacher will guide you with key pottery hand building techniques to make your foodie dreams come to life! Decorate your pieces with texture and colour to add cuteness and character. This is an all ages (8+) and abilities class. Adults are encouraged to book in and join the fun. Coloured underglazes are provided for you to decorate your piece. All work is clear glazed and fired on site and ready for collection around 3-4 weeks after the class. Taught by local artist and potter Denya Hunt.
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Monthly Clay and Sip - Pet Bowls!

Saturday 22 June 2024
* In this month's class we will learn to make pet bowls! However - guests who have other creative ideas can make something else!* Join us for a casual and fun evening of hand building with clay. In this two hour session, you can enjoy your beverage of choice while you hand build with our beautiful clay. Our experienced pottery teacher will provide guidance to build one large or two small pet food/water bowls! Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration. But as always, you are more than welcome to BYO inspo and create whatever your heart desires. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. We encourage handwashing your pieces. Only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. Directed at beginners but all skill levels are welcome. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Introduction to Hand Building - June

Friday 14 June 2024
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other vessel of your choice in this two hour session. Underglaze is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session (with the option available for the studio to dip in one of our selected glazes). All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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5 Week Beginner Pottery Wheel Course - (From May 23)

Thursday 23 May 2024
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Suitable for absolute beginners or potters with introductory experience - we meet you where you are at. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe pieces of functional ceramics. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from May 23 to June 20. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio time classes at their own cost). This course is taught by Lindsay Descovich.
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5 Week All Abilities Pottery Wheel Course - (From May 22)

Wednesday 22 May 2024
This is a five week course that caters to beginners or potters with some introductory experience wanting to improve their abilities. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe pieces of functional ceramics. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from May 22 to June 19. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio time classes at their own cost). This course is taught by Karen McDonald.
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Monthly Clay and Sip!

Between Sunday 24 March 2024 and Sunday 19 May 2024
Join us for a casual and fun evening of hand building with clay. In this two hour session, you can enjoy your beverage of choice while you hand build with our beautiful clay. Our experienced pottery teacher will provide guidance to build a mug, pot, bowl, or other vessel of your choice. Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration! But as always, you are more than welcome to BYO inspo and create whatever your heart desires. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. We encourage handwashing your pieces. Only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. Directed at beginners but all skill levels are welcome. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Mother's Day Pottery Class!

Sunday 12 May 2024
This Mother's Day, join us to celebrate the special women in your life. Bring along a special person who loves, supports, cares and nurtures you. Or treat yourself! In this two hour session, our experienced pottery teacher will provide guidance to build a beautiful vessel - it may be a bespoke mug, plant pot, or ramen bowl. Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration! But as always, you are more than welcome to BYO inspo and create whatever your heart desires. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. We encourage handwashing your pieces. Only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. Directed at beginners but all skill levels are welcome. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Pottery Apprentice Program (8 Week Course)

Friday 26 April 2024
The Pottery Apprentice Program is an intensive 8 week pottery course where teen potters will develop their personal style and express creative ideas. Students make, glaze and fire a number of functional and sculptural pieces. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there is plenty of scope for individual artistic expression. Specifically, the curriculum includes: • Throwing and trimming pots on a pottery wheel • Hand building with coils, pinch pots and slab • Sculpture • Exploring glaze mediums • Studio safety and maintenance Classes run weekly from Apr 26 - Jun 14 (8 weeks) between 3.30 - 5.30pm. The last 10 minutes of class are focused on cleaning our tools and equipment. Make-up lessons are not available. Please read terms prior to booking. Suitable for ages 12 to 20. This course is run by Denya Hunt. Denya is a Diploma of Arts student with her own pottery business specialising in colourful and quirky ceramics. She has been leading classes at Santai Studio since 2022.
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Mini Potters (8 Week Course)

Tuesday 23 April 2024
The Mini Potters Program is an 8 week course for 8-12 year olds, where we explore each child’s artistic expression. This course is designed to promote mindfulness, mental health and confidence in a safe and welcoming space. Students learn and practice a range of technical pottery skills. Kids can expect to make a range of artworks including, but not limited to, cups, mugs, bowls, vases, sculptures, and anything their imagination can create. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there is plenty of scope for individual ideas. Classes run weekly on Tuesdays from April 23- June 12 (8 weeks) between 3.30 - 5.00pm. The last few minutes of class are focused on cleaning our workspace. Make-up lessons are not available. Please read our terms prior to booking. This course is run by Denya Hunt. Denya is a Diploma of Arts Student who runs her own pottery business specialising in colourful and quirky ceramics. She has been leading classes for young makers since 2022.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Course - (From April 18)

Thursday 18 April 2024
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Suitable for absolute beginners or potters with introductory experience - we meet you where you are at. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe pieces of functional ceramics. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from April 18 - May 16, Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio time classes at their own cost). This course is taught by Lindsay Descovich.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Course - (From April 17)

Wednesday 17 April 2024
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Suitable for absolute beginners or potters with introductory experience - we meet you where you are at. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe pieces of functional ceramics. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from April 17 - May 15, Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio time classes at their own cost). This course is taught by Karen McDonald.
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Easter Bunny Pottery Class

Wednesday 10 April 2024
Join us for an Easter themed pottery class and make your own adorable bunny! You will learn how to use the pinch pot method to create your bunny's body, and add on a fluffy tail and ears. Decorate your piece with texture and colour to add cuteness and character. This is an all ages and abilities class. Participants are welcome to bring their own imaginative ideas and design their own creation. Coloured underglazes are provided for you to decorate your piece. All work will be clear glazed and fired on site and ready for collection around 3-4 weeks after the class. Recommended for people aged 8 and over. Taught by local artist and potter Denya Hunt.
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Easter Trinkets and Knick Knacks!

Wednesday 3 April 2024
Join local artist and potter Denya to create your own cute little Easter themed trinkets. Easter bunnies, baskets and bonnets, spring chickens, decorative eggs, Easter bowls and egg cups - the choice is yours! This is an all ages and abilities class. Participants are welcome to bring their own imaginative ideas and design their own creation. Coloured underglazes will be provided for you to decorate your piece. All work will be clear glazed and fired on site and ready for collection around 3-4 weeks after the class. Recommended for people aged 8 and over.
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Clay Club (All Ages)

Between Monday 24 April 2023 and Tuesday 19 March 2024
The Clay Club is a casual crafternoon session where you can express your creativity through the medium of clay! Directed at young humans, but all ages (8+) are warmly welcome. Parents and carers are encouraged to book a spot and join in! This is a drop in session (come late, leave early, no worries), no commitments - come once or every week, it is up to you. First timers or experienced makers are catered for. Our facilitator can show you how to build with methods such as pinching, coiling, slab building and sculpting. Participants are provided materials and access to studio tools. All firing is included in your class fee. After your first session your pieces are typically fired within 2 weeks. You can book back in to decorate your pieces with our underglazes. The last few minutes of class are focused on cleaning our tools and workspace. Note - Due to limited space, pottery can only be stored at the studio for up to 6 weeks.
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Introduction to Hand Building - March

Friday 8 March 2024
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. Underglaze is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session (with the option available for the studio to dip in one of our selected glazes). All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Course - (From Feb 28)

Wednesday 28 February 2024
*Flexible All Abilities Course* This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Suitable for absolute beginners or potters with some experience - we meet you where you are at. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from Feb 28 to Mar 27. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio time classes at their own cost).
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Private - Pottery Wheel Taster Class

Saturday 2 March 2024
*Private Session for Chris and Co* Relax and get muddy with this introduction to "throwing clay" on the pottery wheel! This is a casual session for absolute beginners where you will be welcome to experience the magic of the wheel with some guidance and no pressure. In this 1.5 hour session, participants will: - View a demonstration on how to use a potter's wheel - Learn the skills to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a cylinder or bowl - Throw your own handmade pottery Each participant may choose two of their favourite pieces which our team at Santai Studio will trim, fire, glaze, and refire for you (additional pieces are $20 each). Three glaze colours will be available. Pottery will be ready to collect after around 4 weeks. Shipping can be organised for an additional cost. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended.
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Pottery Wheel Taster Class

Friday 1 March 2024
Relax and get muddy with this introduction to "throwing clay" on the pottery wheel! This is a casual session for absolute beginners where you will be welcome to experience the magic of the wheel with some guidance and no pressure. In this 1.5 hour session, participants will: - View a demonstration on how to use a potter's wheel - Learn the skills to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a cylinder or bowl - Throw your own handmade pottery Each participant may choose two of their favourite pieces which our team at Santai Studio will trim, fire, glaze, and refire for you (additional pieces are $20 each). Three glaze colours will be available. Pottery will be ready to collect after around 4 weeks. Shipping can be organised for an additional cost. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Course with Lindsay (From Feb 29)

Thursday 29 February 2024
*Flexible All Abilities Course* This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm, from Feb 29 to Mar 28. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (students may join public studio time classes at their own cost).
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Clay and Sip!

Sunday 25 February 2024
Join us for a casual and fun evening of hand building with clay. In this two hour session, you can enjoy your beverage of choice while you hand build with our beautiful clay. Our experienced pottery teacher will provide guidance in the "coiling" method to build a mug, pot, bowl, or other vessel of your choice. Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration! But as always, you are more than welcome to BYO inspo and create whatever your heart desires. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. We encourage handwashing your pieces. Only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. Directed at beginners but all skill levels are welcome. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Sgraffito Ceramics Class (with Happy Heart Ceramics)

Friday 16 February 2024
We are excited to welcome back Rhianon from Happy Heart Ceramics to run this specialised course in surface decoration using the sgraffito method! You may have met Rhianon at markets around Brisbane where she sells her vibrant and exquisitely decorated ceramics. In this 2.5 hour session you will build two smaller/one larger sized piece of your choice using a hump mold to support the making process. You will be guided to select complementary colours from our vibrant selection of high quality underglaze to decorate your piece. Rhianon will then share all her tips and tricks for creating beautiful bespoke patterns by carving through the underglaze ("sgraffito") to expose the white clay underneath. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 3-4 weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. Tea/coffee available at the studio. BYO drinks welcome.
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Pottery Apprentice Program (8 Week Course)

Friday 2 February 2024
The Pottery Apprentice Program is an intensive term-based pottery course where young potters will learn core skills to create using clay. Students will make, glaze and fire a number of functional and sculptural pieces. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there will be plenty of scope for individual ideas and creativity. Teachers encourage students to develop their personal style and express creative ideas. Specifically, the curriculum includes: • Throwing and trimming pots on a pottery wheel • Hand building with coils, pinch pots and slab • Sculpture • Glazing with underglaze, brush and dipping glaze • Studio safety, kiln firing, maintenance and cleaning up Classes run weekly from Feb 2 - Mar 29 (8 weeks, no class Mar 22) between 3.30 - 5.30pm. The last 10-15 minutes of class are focused on cleaning our tools and equipment. Make-up lessons are not available for this program. Please read our terms prior to booking for full cancellation policy. Ages 12 to 19.
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Hand Building Technique (6 week course)

Thursday 1 February 2024
This is a beginner level course for learning introductory techniques for hand building with clay. Participants will make, decorate and glaze a number of functional ceramic pieces. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there will be plenty of scope for individual ideas and creativity. Specifically, the curriculum includes: • Hand building with coils and pinch pots • Slab forms using hump molds • Glazing with underglaze, brush and dipping glaze • Clay carving, sgraffito and tissue transfers • Understanding of clay and glaze types and firing • Training for independent use of a community studio Classes run weekly from Feb 1st til Mar 7th (6 weeks) between 9.30am, til 12pm. Make-up lessons are not available. Please read terms for full cancellation policy. Age 16+.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class with Karen (From Jan 24)

Wednesday 24 January 2024
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay, firing and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday between 6pm to 8:30pm, from Jan 24 to Feb 21. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time classes at their own cost).
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Introduction to Hand Building - January

Saturday 13 January 2024
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. Underglaze is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session (with the option available for the studio to dip in one of our selected glazes). All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Pottery Wheel Taster Class (Teens and Adults)

Friday 12 January 2024
Relax and get muddy with this introduction to "throwing clay" on the pottery wheel! This is a casual session for absolute beginners where you will be welcome to experience the magic of the wheel with some guidance and no pressure. In this session, participants will: - View a demonstration on how to use a potter's wheel - Learn the skills to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a cylinder or bowl - Throw your own handmade pottery Each participant may choose two of their favourite pieces which our team at Santai Studio will trim, fire, glaze, and refire for you (additional pieces are $30 each). Two glaze colours will be available. Pottery will be ready to collect after around 4 weeks. Shipping can be organised for an additional cost. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended. This class is suitable for persons aged 12 and over. Contact us for private family classes with younger children.
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Bobble Heads - Pottery Pet Class

Tuesday 19 December 2023
Join local artist and potter Denya to create your own cute little Bobble Head Pottery Pet! A Bobble Head is a two part creature where the head sits on top of a hidden cone, allowing the head to wobble and bobble on top of the body. Denya will guide you to create a pinch pot, join ears, tails or other body parts, then scratch and sculpt your cutie. Participants are also welcome to bring their own imaginative ideas and design their own creation. Coloured underglazes will be provided for you to decorate your piece. All work will be clear glazed and fired on site and ready for collection around 3-4 weeks after the class. Recommended for people aged 8 and over. Children under 8 may attend with a paying adult participant. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join with their young folk!
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Introduction to Hand Building - December

Saturday 16 December 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. Underglaze is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session (with the option available for the studio to dip in our favourite 'Seafoam' Glaze). All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 4 weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Pottery Apprentice Program (5 Week Course)

Friday 15 December 2023
The Pottery Apprentice Program is an intensive pottery course where young potters will learn core skills to create using clay. This course is aimed at students aged 12+. Students will make, glaze and fire a number of functional and sculptural pieces. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there will be plenty of scope for individual ideas and creativity. Students are encouraged to take work home between classes. Specifically, the curriculum includes: • Hand building with coils, pinch pots and slab • Sculptural technique • Surface decoration with different types of glaze • Clay carving, sgraffito and tissue transfers • Understanding of kiln firing • Studio safety, maintenance and cleaning up Classes run weekly on Fridays between December 15 to Jan 19 (there is no class Dec 29) from 3.30 - 5.30pm. The last 10 minutes of class are focused on cleaning our tools and equipment. Make-up lessons are not available. Please read terms for full cancellation policy.
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Christmas Ornaments and Trinkets (all ages)

Tuesday 12 December 2023
Join us and create your own Christmas theme pottery! In this class we will guide you with the techniques to make a set of Christmas ornaments for your tree, or Christmas trinkets to decorate your home. We will have some inspiration but as always you are free to bring your own ideas - whether it is a snowman, mini Christmas tree, candy cane or even a reindeer! Coloured underglazes are provided for you to decorate your piece during the class. All work will be clear glazed and fired on site and ready for collection around 3-4 weeks after the session. Recommended for people aged 8 and over. Children under 8 may attend with an adult participant. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join with their young folk!
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Pottery Wheel Taster Class for 4 people

Between Friday 13 October 2023 and Friday 1 December 2023
Relax and get muddy with this introduction to "throwing clay" on the pottery wheel! This is a casual session for up to four absolute beginners where you will be welcome to experience the magic of the wheel with some guidance and no pressure. In this 1.5 hour session, participants will: - View a demonstration on how to use a potter's wheel - Learn the skills to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a cylinder or bowl - Throw your own handmade pottery Each participant may choose two of their favourite pieces which our team at Santai Studio will trim, fire, glaze, and refire for you (additional pieces are $30 each). Two glaze colours will be available. Pottery will be ready to collect after around 4 weeks. This is a private session for up to four participants. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended.
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Christmas Ornaments Class

Friday 1 December 2023
Make your own bespoke set of Christmas ornaments! In this two hour session you will be provided with a pre-rolled slab of smooth white clay and a range of cutters to make your shapes (or if you have some special cutters at home, feel free to BYO). We will show you how to neatly cut and smooth your ornaments for a professional finish. You will have the choice of stamping (we have letters and patterns), carving, sgraffito (scratching through glaze to expose the white clay) or painting directly onto your ornaments. You can expect to make around 6 ornaments in this session (depending on time spent decorating), All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection before Christmas. Suitable for people aged 12 and over. Tea/coffee available at the studio. BYO drinks welcome.
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Paint a Piece of Handmade Pottery

Friday 17 November 2023
Relax and enjoy some time to get creative by yourself or with friends at our new Paint a Piece Sessions! In this session get to choose the piece you want to glaze - a mug, tumbler, small vase, or five Xmas ornaments! Additional pieces can be purchased to glaze on the evening if desired (payment can be taken by card). All pieces are handmade by professional potters at our studio. A beautiful range of quality underglazes will be provided for you to create your masterpiece. Pieces will be clear glazed for a glossy foodsafe finish. Sessions are facilitated by an underglaze expert who is there to provide suggestions, inspiration and tips on achieving the bets results. Work will be glaze fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 1-2 weeks. Participants will be notified via email. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks welcome. Tea/coffee available.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class with Karen (From Nov 8)

Wednesday 8 November 2023
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8+ food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to around 8:15pm (or a bit later) from Nov 8 to Dec 6. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time and glaze classes at their own cost).
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Introduction to Hand Building - November

Saturday 4 November 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. Underglaze is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session (with the option available for the studio to dip in our favourite 'Seafoam' Glaze). All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 3-4 weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Create a Trinket Dish with Melted Glass!

Friday 27 October 2023
Wind down after a big week with a Friday evening drink and some clay creativity! Join us for a casual and fun evening of pottery. In this session, you will be guided in hand building techniques to create a vessel or vessels of your choice (dish, bowl, tray). Your pottery can be textured, stamped and decorated with underglazes. In this class you can choose if you would like the studio to fire your pots with glass inside, which will melt and pool, creating a stunning crackle effect! *Please note these pieces are not foodsafe* We encourage you to bring your own ideas, and you are most welcome to build anything you can imagine in this class! But personally we love making little dishes with our creatures in the centre of a molten glass lake! All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 3-4 weeks. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks welcome. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Creative Hand Building

Friday 27 October 2023
Join our artistic muse Denya for a casual and fun evening of hand building with clay. In this two hour session, you will be guided in the "coiling" method to build a mug, pot, bowl, or other vessel of your choice. Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration! "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 3-4 weeks. Pottery is suitable for microwave and dishwasher, and only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks if desired (but please no red wine as it stains our tables!). Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Sgraffito Ceramics Class (with Happy Heart Ceramics)

Friday 20 October 2023
We are excited to welcome Rhianon from Happy Heart Ceramics to run this specialised course in surface decoration using the sgraffito method! You may have met Rhianon at markets around Brisbane where she sells her vibrant and exquisitely decorated ceramics. In this two hour session you will build a piece of your choice using a hump mold to guide the making process. You will be guided to select complementary colours from our vibrant selection of high quality underglaze to decorate your piece. Rhianon will then share all her tips and tricks for creating beautiful bespoke patterns by carving through the glaze to expose the white clay underneath. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 3-4 weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. Tea/coffee available at the studio. BYO drinks welcome.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class with Lindsay (From Oct 5)

Thursday 5 October 2023
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Thursday from 6pm to around 8:15pm (or a bit later) from October 5 til Nov 2. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time and glaze classes at their own cost).
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Course PART 2 - (From Oct 4)

Wednesday 4 October 2023
*Important* This is a five week beginner level course designed for potters who have attended our 5 week introductory course or a similar course elsewhere. The focus is on refining skills, and understanding more complex forms such as lidded vessels, tall and closed forms. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced a range of food-safe and dishwasher-safe ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm from October 4 until November 1. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes.
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Bobble Heads - Pottery Pet Class

Wednesday 27 September 2023
Join local artist and potter Denya to create your own cute little Bobble Head Pottery Pet! A Bobble Head is a two part creature where the head sits on top of a hidden cone, allowing the head to wobble and bobble on top of the body. Denya will guide you to create a pinch pot, join ears, tails or other body parts, then scratch and sculpt your cutie. Participants are also welcome to bring their own imaginative ideas and design their own creation. Coloured underglazes will be provided for you to decorate your piece. All work will be clear glazed and fired on site and ready for collection around 3-4 weeks after the class. Recommended for people aged 8 and over. Children under 8 may attend with an adult participant. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join with their young folk!
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Build a Halloween Jack O'Lantern

Friday 22 September 2023
Wind down after a big week with a Friday evening drink and some clay creativity! Join us for a casual and fun evening of Halloween inspired pottery. In this session, you will be guided in hand building techniques to create a pumpkin vessel. You may wish to create a lid for your vessel to hold a candle or light, and carve out a face or other decoration. Underglaze is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. As always - we encourage you to bring your own ideas, and you are most welcome to build anything you can imagine in this class! All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 3-4 weeks. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks welcome. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Introduction to Hand Building - September

Thursday 21 September 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. Underglaze is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately three weeks. Only food safe glazes are used. We recommend hand washing your creations. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. BYO drinks if desired (but please no red wine as it stains our tables!). Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Spooooky Halloween Pottery Class

Wednesday 20 September 2023
Join us and create your own Halloween themed pottery! In this class we will guide you with the techniques to make a set of cute little ghosts or a scary Jack-O-Lantern. As always you are free to bring your own ideas - whether it is a black cat, a witch on broom, or a Demogorgon... you dream it, we can help you make it! Coloured underglazes will be provided for you to decorate your piece during the class. All work will be clear glazed and fired on site and ready for collection around 3-4 weeks after the session. Recommended for people aged 8 and over. Children under 8 may attend with an adult participant. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join with their young folk!
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2 Week Pottery Wheel Crash Course

Tuesday 19 September 2023
This is a two week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and firing is all included. There are two x 2.5 hour sessions - from 18:00 to 20:30 on Sept 19 AND 26. In the first session you will learn centring and throwing techniques. In the second session you will learn to trim, add a handle, add texture and decorate with coloured underglaze. You should expect to produce 2-4 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. All pottery is clear glazed by the studio and available after approximately four weeks. Suitable for persons aged 15 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public classes at their own cost).
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Creative Hand Building

Friday 25 August 2023
Join our artistic muse Denya for a casual and fun evening of hand building with clay. In this two hour session, you will be guided in the "coiling" method to build a mug, pot, bowl, or other vessel of your choice. Cute and creative examples will be provided for inspiration! "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately 3-4 weeks. Pottery is suitable for microwave and dishwasher, and only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 13 and over. BYO drinks if desired (but please no red wine as it stains our tables!). Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Introduction to Hand Building - August

Thursday 24 August 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately three weeks. Pottery is suitable for microwave and dishwasher, and only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. BYO drinks if desired (but please no red wine as it stains our tables!). Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Pottery Wheel Taster Class

Between Friday 4 August 2023 and Thursday 24 August 2023
Relax and get muddy with this introduction to "throwing clay" on the pottery wheel! This is a casual session for absolute beginners where you will be welcome to experience the magic of the wheel with some guidance and no pressure. In this 1.5 hour session, participants will: - View a demonstration on how to use a potter's wheel - Learn the skills to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a cylinder or bowl - Throw your own handmade pottery Each participant may choose two of their favourite pieces which our team at Santai Studio will trim, fire, glaze, and refire for you (additional pieces are $30 each). Two glaze colours will be available. Pottery will be ready to collect after around 4 weeks. Shipping can be organised for an additional cost of $15. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended. This class is suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Contact us for private family classes with younger children.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class with Karen (From Aug 16)

Wednesday 16 August 2023
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:15pm from August 16 to September 13. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time and glaze classes at their own cost).
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Intensive Weekend Pottery Wheel Course

Saturday 29 July 2023
Learn to use the pottery wheel in two days! This is a beginner level pottery wheel course led by veteran potter Lindsay Descovich. Classes run from 9.30am til 3pm each day, with a break at midday for lunch. Over two days you will learn core techniques for centring and throwing clay on the wheel and produce functional cups, mugs, bowls or vessels of your choice. Day one will focus on throwing techniques and day two on trimming and adding handles. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8+ food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. These pieces will be glazed in your choice of colour (or glaze course option for $40pp). A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Please see terms and conditions regarding cancellations. Make up sessions cannot be provided.
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Introduction to Hand Building - July

Friday 14 July 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately three weeks. Pottery is suitable for microwave and dishwasher, and only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. BYO drinks if desired (but please no red wine as it stains our tables!). Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class with Lindsay (From July 13)

Thursday 13 July 2023
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Thursday from 6pm to around 8:15pm from July 13 til August 10. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time and glaze classes at their own cost).
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class with Karen (From July 12)

Wednesday 12 July 2023
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:15pm from July 12 til August 9. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space at the end of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time and glaze classes at their own cost).
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Bobble Heads - Pottery Pet Class

Friday 30 June 2023
Join local artist and potter Denya to create your own cute little Bobble Head Pottery Pet! A Bobble Head is a two part creature where the head sits on top of a hidden cone, allowing the head to wobble and bobble on top of the body. Denya will guide you to create a pinch pot (adding coils for height if needed), join ears, tails or other body parts, then scratch and sculpt your cutie. Participants are also welcome to bring their own imaginative ideas and design their own creation. Coloured underglazes will be provided for you to decorate your piece. All work will be clear glazed and fired on site and ready for collection around three weeks after the class. Recommended for people aged 8 and over. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join with their young folk!
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Pottery Wheel Taster Class

Between Friday 23 June 2023 and Friday 30 June 2023
Relax and get muddy with this introduction to "throwing clay" on the pottery wheel! This is a casual session for absolute beginners where you will be welcome to experience the magic of the wheel with some guidance and no pressure. In this 1.5 hour session, participants will: - View a demonstration on how to use a potter's wheel - Learn the skills to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a cylinder or bowl - Throw your own handmade pottery Each participant may choose two of their favourite pieces which our team at Santai Studio will trim, fire, glaze, and refire for you (additional pieces are $30 each). Two glaze colours will be available. Pottery will be ready to collect after around 4 weeks. Shipping can be organised for an additional cost of $15. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended. This class is suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Contact us for private family classes with younger children.
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Introduction to Hand Building

Thursday 15 June 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two to three weeks. Pottery is suitable for microwave and dishwasher, and only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. BYO snacks and drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Pottery Glazing Class

Between Thursday 30 March 2023 and Friday 26 May 2023
This session is for participants who have made pottery in one of our classes and would like to return and glaze their work. Participants will be given multiple glazing options and directions in each method. We have a combination of underglazes, standard brushing glazes and studio recipe dipping glazes available for you to select from. The experiences Instructor will explain different techniques and assist you along the way. We encourage you to bring photos of your pottery made in class to identify correct pieces. Participants may like to browse online (e.g. Pinterest, Instagram) for glazing inspiration before class. All glazes used at the studio are lead free and food safe; pottery can be used in the dishwasher and microwave. Please note, the price includes glazing of one participant's pottery from one class. If you have additional pieces, there will be an excess glazing fee of $10/kg. You may get messy, don’t wear your favourite clothes! Suitable for all ages.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class

Wednesday 24 May 2023
This is a 5 week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. Class size is limited to 4 students. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement. Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:15pm from May 24 to June 21. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space in the last few minutes of class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time and glaze classes at their own cost).
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Introduction to Hand Building

Thursday 18 May 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. "Underglaze" is available for you to decorate your vessel with colour during the session. All work will be clear glazed and fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two to three weeks. Pottery is suitable for microwave and dishwasher, and only food-safe glazes are used. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. BYO snacks and drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Pottery Apprentice Program (8 Week Course)

Thursday 27 April 2023
The Pottery Apprentice Program will train the next generation of pottery fanatics! This is an intensive term-based pottery course where young potters will learn core skills to create using clay. Students will make, glaze and fire a number of functional and sculptural pieces. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there will be plenty of scope for individual ideas and creativity. Specifically, the curriculum includes: • Throwing and trimming pots on a pottery wheel • Hand building with coils, pinch pots and slab • Glazing with underglaze, brush and dipping glaze • Clay carving, sgraffito and tissue transfers • Kiln loading, unloading and firing • Studio safety, maintenance and cleaning up Classes run weekly from April 27- June 15 (8 weeks) between 3.45 - 5.30pm. The last 10-15 minutes of class are focused on cleaning our tools and equipment. Make-up lessons are not available for this program. Please read our terms prior to booking for full cancellation policy. Age 12+.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class

Wednesday 5 April 2023
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm from April 5 to May 3. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space after class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time and glaze classes at their own cost).
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Create Your Own Desk Pet

Monday 3 April 2023
Join local artist and potter Denya to create your own cute little desk pet pot. Denya will guide you to create a pinch pot (adding coils for height if needed), join ears, tails or other body parts, then scratch and sculpt your cutie. You may like to add a handle to make a mug, or a hole in the bottom for a plant pot. You are most welcome to come with your own ideas and make whatever creations you like! Coloured underglazes will be provided for you to decorate your piece. All work will be clear glazed and fired on site by the Studio Manager, and ready for collection two weeks after the class. Recommended for people aged 8 and over. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join with their young folk.
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Introduction to Hand Building

Thursday 23 March 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. "Underglaze" is available for those who want to decorate their pot during the session. Alternately, participants are welcome to book into one of our "glazing sessions" at a later date, for more surface decoration options (this will be discussed further in the class). All work will be fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two weeks. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. BYO snacks and drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Teeny tiny trinkets (all ages)

Tuesday 14 March 2023
Join talented local artist and potter Denya and learn to sculpt tiny creations. This is a TWO-PART event to make and glaze ceramics, held on March 14 and 28. Ticket price includes BOTH sessions. In session one (Mar 14), you are guided in technique to create tiny clay objects such as oranges, pumpkins, mushrooms, mini bowls and cups. However, you are welcome to come with your own ideas and make whatever mini creations you like! Creations can be stamped and carved in this session. They will be dried and fired before session two. In session two (Mar 28), you will return to glaze and decorate your fired pottery. All work will be fired on site by the Studio Manager, and ready for collection one week after the second class. Please note, while the greatest of care is taken, breakages occasionally occur as part of the high temperature firing process. Recommended for people aged 8 and over. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join with their young folk.
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Adult & Child Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Saturday 11 March 2023
This session is for an adult and child to participate together. The price is for two tickets. In this two hour introductory session, you will learn the basic techniques to throw pottery on the wheel. Participants will be shown how to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a cylinder. Pots will be bisque fired and can be collected to paint at home, or participants are welcome to return to book into a glazing session as advertised on our Booking Page. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended. This class is suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over. You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks.
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Introduction to Hand Building

Thursday 23 February 2023
Join Sensei Sam for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Trained in Japan, Sam will guide you to create a pot, bowl, vase or other large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. "Underglaze" is available for those who want to decorate their pot during the session. Alternately, participants are welcome to book into one of our "glazing sessions" at a later date, for more surface decoration options (this will be discussed further in the class). All work will be fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two weeks. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. BYO snacks and drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Beginner Pottery Wheel Taster Class

Between Wednesday 18 January 2023 and Thursday 16 February 2023
In this two hour introductory session, you will learn the basic techniques to manipulate clay pottery on the wheel. This is a casual session for absolute beginners where you will be welcome to experience the wheel with some guidance and no pressure. Participants will be shown how to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a basic cylinder. You may choose up to four pots from your session to be fired and collected after two weeks. These pots will not be glazed. Participants are welcome to return to book into a glazing session (at least two weeks after their class) as advertised on our Booking Page. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended. This class is suitable for persons aged 16 and over. You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks.
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5 Week Pottery Wheel Class

Wednesday 15 February 2023
This is a five week beginner level course and no experience with clay is required. The focus is on making functional cups, mugs, and bowls on the pottery wheel. Use of the studio tools, wheels, clay and glazes is all included. At the end of the course, you should expect to have produced around 6 to 8 food-safe and dishwasher-safe handmade pieces of functional ceramics. A course curriculum will be provided prior to commencement (or contact us for a copy before you book). Each student has a wheel for their exclusive use during throwing classes. The class meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm from Feb 15 to March 15. Students will be part of a community studio and participate in tidying their tools and space after class. Suitable for persons aged 16 and over. Course cancellations require one week notice. Make-up sessions cannot be provided for missed classes (although students may join public studio time and glaze classes).
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The Pottery Apprentice Program

Thursday 2 February 2023
The Pottery Apprentice Program will train the next generation of pottery fanatics! This is an intensive term-based pottery course where young potters will learn core skills to create using clay. Students will make, glaze and fire a number of functional and sculptural pieces. Techniques will be demonstrated, but there will be plenty of scope for individual ideas and creativity. Specifically, the curriculum includes: • Throwing and trimming pots on a pottery wheel • Hand building with coils, pinch pots and slab • Glazing with underglaze, brush and dipping glaze • Clay carving, sgraffito and tissue transfers • Kiln loading, unloading and firing • Studio safety, maintenance and cleaning up Classes run weekly from Feb 2 til Mar 23 (8 weeks) between 3.45-5.30pm. The last 10-15 minutes of class are focussed on cleaning our tools and equipment. Makeup lessons are not available for this program. Please read our terms prior to booking for full cancellation policy.
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Introduction to Hand Building

Thursday 26 January 2023
Join our Clay Master Sam Mears for an introduction to hand building using the coiling method. Create a pot, bowl, vase or other medium sized vessel of your choice in this two and a half hour session. "Underglaze" is available for those who want to decorate their pot during the session. Alternately, participants are welcome to book into one of our "glazing sessions" at a later date, for more surface decoration options (this will be discussed further in the class). All work will be fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two weeks. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. BYO snacks and drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Intermediate Wheel Throwing Class

Wednesday 11 January 2023
*Important* This class is designed to assist students capable of centering and pulling up walls in a small vessel. Students who have completed our taster course may enrol. In this 2.5 hour session, an experienced potter will work with you to develop and improve your wheel technique. Wheel teacher Karen McDonald (@karemics - Instagram) will guide you to throw in a more controlled manner, make complex and refined forms, and throw consistently. Wedging techniques will be demonstrated. You may bring sketches or examples of forms to replicate. Potters are encouraged to cut and examine their pots and hence, firing of pots is not included. If you wish to take pots home, please bring a suitable container. Wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel. Closed in shoes are recommended. Potters are asked to tidy their wheels and space at the end of class. Classes require four participants to go ahead. In the unlikely event your class is not full, we will be in touch to reschedu
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Glazing Only Session

Between Tuesday 25 October 2022 and Saturday 31 December 2022
This is a drop in session for participants who have made pottery in one of our classes and would like to return and glaze their work. We have a combination of underglazes, standard brushing glazes and studio recipe dipping glazes available for you to select from. The Studio Manager or Assistant will be available to answer your glazing queries! Suitable for all ages.
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Beginner Pottery Wheel Taster Class

Between Saturday 12 November 2022 and Saturday 17 December 2022
In this two hour introductory session, you will learn the basic techniques to throw pottery on the wheel. Participants will be shown how to centre, open, and pull up clay to form a cylinder. You will be welcome to chose one or two pots from your session that will be fired and ready for collection after two weeks. Alternately, you are welcome to return to book into a glazing session as advertised on our Booking Page. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/ small towel for messy hands. Closed in shoes are recommended. This class is suitable for adults and children aged 10 and over. Families are encouraged to attend together. You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks. Please note - classes require four participants to go ahead. In the unlikely event that your class is not full, we will be in touch to reschedule.
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Introduction to Hand Building

Wednesday 14 December 2022
We are delighted to welcome Sam Mears back again to deliver her introduction to hand building with clay using the coiling method! Create a pot, bowl, vase or any large vessel of your choice in this two and a half hour session. "Underglaze" is available for those who want to decorate their pot during the session. Alternately, participants are welcome to book into one of our "glazing sessions" ($25pp) for more surface decoration options, at a later date. All work will be fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two weeks. Suitable for adults and children age 12 and over. BYO snacks and drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Introduction to Hand Building

Thursday 17 November 2022
We are delighted to welcome Sam Mears back again to deliver her introduction to hand building with clay using the coiling method! Create a canister, bowl, vase or any large vessel of your choice in this two hour session. "Underglaze" is available for those who want to decorate their pot during the session. Alternately, participants are welcome to book into one of our regular "glazing sessions" ($25pp) at a later date. All work will be fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two weeks. Suitable for adults and children age 12 and over. BYO snacks and drinks if desired. Tea/coffee available at the studio.
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Kids Class (age 8+) - Garden Masterpieces!

Tuesday 8 November 2022
This booking is for a TWO-PART event for children to create and glaze ceramics, held on November 8 and 22nd. In session one (Nov 8), children will be guided to create a whimsical garden ornament of their choice from clay! Children are guided through the making process and are free to bring their own creative ideas. Creations can be stamped and carved in this session. They will be dried and fired before session 2. In session two (Nov 22), children will return to glaze and decorate their fired pots. All work will be fired on site by the Studio Manager, and ready for collection two weeks after the class. Please note, while the greatest of care is taken, breakages occasionally occur as part of the high temperature firing process. Suitable for children aged 8 and over.
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Make a Japanese inspired Kurinuki tea bowl

Friday 4 November 2022
In this session you will learn the ancient art of carving out a tea cup from a firm lump of clay. Much like wood carving, the kurinuki technique is a slow, meditative process of revealing a hand made cup or bowl that is perfectly imperfect. "Underglaze" will be available for those who want to decorate their pot with colour during the session. Alternately, pots will be left unglazed on the outside and clear glazed inside. All work will be fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two weeks. *This class is recommended for adults and teens. Not suitable for children under 12. **BYO snacks and drinks if desired
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Hand Built Pottery - Coiling Method Master Class

Thursday 20 October 2022
We are delighted to welcome Sam Mears back again to deliver her Master Class on hand building with clay using the coiling method! Create a canister, bowl, vase, cup or any vessel of your choice in this two hour session. Underglaze will be available for those who want to decorate their pot during the session. Alternately, pots can be clear glazed by the studio. All work will be fired by the studio and available for collection after approximately two weeks.
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