Pottery and Ceramics: Hand-Building for Continuers

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Continue to learn ceramic hand-building in Sydney among the many pottery and handcrafts courses.

Have you already completed our Hand-Building for Beginners course and think you’re just getting started? Then continue your journey and try your hand at some different building and decorating techniques!

In this course you will once again be given the opportunity to pursue your own self-selected project with your lovely teacher Louise there to help you to plan how to construct your piece(s), guide you through the processes and techniques, and to offer advice.

You will work from your knowledge previously gained to further master hand-building techniques. This includes various hand-building methods, as well as surface decoration techniques and mixing and applying glazes.

Come to class with a few ideas about you would like to make and we will discuss them in a group. The classes are a fun way to meet new people, and you get to go home with a new piece or two!


By the end of this course you will have learnt how to

  • be more confidently use tools and equipment to decorate and to shape clay
  • be more confidently build forms in clay
  • plan out your own ceramic projects

Ideal for

  • This course is designed for students who have previously done our Hand Building for Continuers course or similar
  • Students who have some knowledge of hand-building, decorating and glazing techniques
  • Students who have done this course before and wish to continue their hand building journey

Course content

  • Further developing hand-building techniques
  • Further developing surface decoration techniques
  • Design and planning
  • Firing in electric kilns
  • Mixing and applying glazes

Week one

  • Discuss proposed projects in a group
  • Start building pieces
  • Make any glaze test pieces required

Week two

  • Continue and complete construction of pieces
  • Focus on finishing and decorating techniques

Week three

  • Sanding, colouring and glazing pieces
  • Firing in the kiln

Other information

  • Please don’t wear your best clothing! Clay will wash out, but it’s better to wear some older clothes
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • You will find it easier to work with the clay if you trim any long nails
  • Wear closed-in shoes
  • You will need to return a week after the last class to collect your pieces. You will be able to discuss this with your teacher


Louise M Studio
20-28 Carrington Road
Marrickville, NSW, 2204
(Access via Renwick Street)

Parking directions:
It is best to park on Renwick Street – it is usually easy to secure a spot on Renwick Street between the cross-streets of Carrington Road and Excelsior Parade.
Cary Street and Warren Road will also have a few spots to park.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.
Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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