4 Week Clay Hand-Building Course with Peta Armstrong | Tues 9th October

Clay Hand-Building Course with Peta Armstrong | Takeawei Studio Torquay


Learn how to hand-build beautiful ceramics with Peta Armstrong, at the Takeawei Studio in Torquay. 

Some of the pieces we will make are a teacup with handle and progress to lidded containers, vessels with legs, and coiled larger projects. For example, at the end of the course you could take home pieces like a vase, oil burner, or bowl.

Beginner and intermediate students will gain valuable skills during the 4 week course using simple techniques to produce your own functional pieces to take home. 

There will be a focus on exploring hand-building techniques to add finishing touches and decorative detail to your creations. 

To maximise the amount of time you spend hand-building, Peta will glaze your pieces for you in white glaze once the course is complete. Your work will be then fired and ready to collect in approximately 4-6 weeks.


Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October

Time: 6pm-8.30pm

Address: 55B Ashmore Road, Torquay 3228 VIC 

Cost: $370 (includes all materials and firing)

Instructor: Peta Armstrong

What will I learn?

  • Preparing your clay
  • Various hand-building techniques
  • Decorative Techniques

What is included?

  • 2.5 hours of class time for four sessions
  • All materials including clay, glazes and firing of your pieces
  • You will learn through demos and one-on-one tuition
  • Outcomes vary for each student but most make 6-10 pieces of varying sizes to take home
  • Pieces should be ready to collect within 4 weeks

What should I bring?

  • Wear comfortable clothes you don't mind getting clay on
  • An apron/ smock or large over-shirt is a good idea
  • Bring an old towel
  • If you have tools bring them or you can purchase at the studio for $20


    Refunds & Cancellations
    Please choose carefully. Due to limited class sizes once you've booked and paid we can only issue a refund if the course is cancelled. If you are unable to attend the course for any reason you may send a friend in your place. Unfortunately we are unable to offer make up classes for this course. There are strictly no credits issued for classes that cannot be attended by the student. Your purchase is acceptance of these terms. 

    Have questions? email hello@takeawei.com for answers

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