Adult Classes


Come learn a new skill and get your hands in the mud –  Warning- pottery is additive!

Please note: All the courses are in our accessible studio at 28 Main St, Brighton. 

Courses are 8 weeks in length and we will work in low fire earthenware clay. This is suitable for most functional wares for the kitchen but not all i.e microwave. Throwing can be hard on shoulders and wrists. If you suffer from Arthritis or have concerns, please talk to us first!

COVID-19 in 2022

As of June, you will not be required to wear a mask whilst inside. Sanitiser must also be used upon entry.

Looking for a present? We issue gift certificates too!

PLEASE NOTE:

All prices are exclusive of HST

At Firing Time, we are a one woman show. We understand that life gets in the way sometimes and cancellations are bound to happen.

Re-advertising spaces takes a lot of time and effort, please read our policy below

  • Cancellations within 2 weeks will be refunded 50%.
  • Cancellations within one week will be refunded 15%
  • A cancellation within 72 hours will not be refunded unless YOU can find someone to fill your space
  • No show, no refund will be given
  • There are no make up sessions for missed sessions unless cancelled by Firing Time

We like to take photos of students having fun whilst they are working and also of finished pieces of work for marketing purposes. Please let us know if you DO NOT consent to this.

Class Details and Pricing

3 week Handbuilding Course - September 28th, 10-12noon

Missed the first week and still want to join in the fun?

Join us to learn handbuilding pottery, On Wednesday Sept

28th and/or Oct 5th at 10-12pm. Glazing class on October 12th You will learn different techniques using coil, slab and make a different project every week. Glazing and decoration techniques will also be taught. Includes all materials and firings. $50 + HST per session

Please see our cancellation policies before booking. Make up sessions can’t be accommodated, sorry

Wellness Workshops with Lee Kellogg - October 19, 9-11am

We are pleased to partner with Lee Kellogg, qualifying Psychotherapist for our Wellness Workshops starting October 19th,  9am-11am.

Wellness with clay is a 4 week course that teaches you basic pottery hand building techniques such as pinch pots, slab building and coil pots in a supportive, safe, creative environment. A different skill will be taught each week (weeks 1-3) and glazing of your pieces taking place on week 4.

Creativity is an excellent coping skill that can be used to manage anxiety, depression, bereavement and mental health diagnosis. Clay is a very tactile medium and is well known for its therapeutic benefits.

Please note you must not be in crisis if you wish to attend this class.

To register please go to Lee Kellogg’s website.

Please see our cancellation policies before booking. Make up sessions can’t be accommodated, sorry!

Sign up here!

 

8 Week Throwing course. Starts Oct 25th - Dec 13th at 5.30-8pm - NOW FULL!!

Discover a new skill and learn to throw on the potters wheel. Suitable for beginners and more advanced throwers. You will learn how to throw cylinders and bowls and how to trim your pots to make the, look professional. Weeks 7 & 8 are spent decorating your pots. You will typically bring home 12-14 pots

Course costs $310 +HST  includes one bag of clay, firings and glazing. Extra clay will be charged for

Sign up here!

 

8 week Throwing on the wheel course. Starts Oct 29th, 1.30-4pm - FULL!

Discover a new skill and learn to throw on the potters wheel. Suitable for beginners and more advanced throwers. You will learn how to throw cylinders and bowls and how to trim your pots to make the, look professional. Weeks 7 & 8 are spent decorating your pots. You will typically bring home 12-14 pots

Course costs $330 +HST  includes one bag of clay, firings and glazing. Extra clay will be charged for

Sign up here!

 

1 hour handbuilding lesson (not throwing on the wheel)

Contact Melanie at Firing Time at firingtime2012@gmail.com to book your session today!

Your will learn various techniques such as pinch pots, coil and slab work. The last session will be glazing your bisque fired masterpiece! All clay, glaze and firing included.

The prices below are PER PERSON based on a class of at least 2 people for a 1 hour session.

 Please note prices do not include HST

One to one classes are $90 each for one hour

  • $80 – Pottery making only
  • $130 – 1 Pottery making AND glazing session
  • $195 – 2 Pottery making and one glaze session

Payment in full is required at the time of booking. 

Private Group Bookings

Two Hour Pottery Making Session for minimum people of 4 people.  

This includes a project in clay and then decorating the piece with underglazes. Pieces ready in 5-6 weeks

Email Melanie at firingtime2012@gmail.com to arrange a date and get a price. Payment in full required at time of booking

 

Private throwing lessons

 Contact Melanie at Firing Time at firingtime2012@gmail.com to book your session today!

Always wanted to try throwing on the pottery wheel? This one is for you!

Learn how to throw pots the first week, a demonstration will be given to get you started! The second session will be trimming the bottoms (typically 3-5 pots) The last session is glazing your work. Pots ready to collect in 4-5 weeks.

Please arrange a date with us and see our cancellation policy before booking. Price is per person ( based on at least 2 people but we can accommodate 3)

A 3 session package consisting of 2 x 2.5 hour sessions and one 1 hour glazing session costs $230 per person. Based on minimum 2 people but we can take 3.

Private throwing lessons – 3 session package consisting of 2 x 2.5 hour sessions and one 1 hour glazing session (Based on 2 or more participants): $230 per person +HST

Please see our cancellation terms and arrange a date before paying in full.

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