Clay Hand-building: Planters

What to Bring

  • Yourself and a willingness to experiment

What to Wear

  • Casual

Clay Hand-building: Planters

About This Class

What You Get

  • All materials provided to make 2 x clay pot plants
  • Clay firing service and safe return of your pots back to the Work-Shop Brisbane Space


Learn how to manipulate clay into a variety of shapes and handbuild a pair of ceramic plant pots. Then use tools and black/white underglaze to decorate and personalise your creations. Enjoy the crafty atmosphere and take pride in your creativity. Pieces will be fired and returned to the space, available for pick up at a later date.  This class is designed for any level of clay ability.


Vanessa has always been an ‘arty soul’, growing up in Byron Bay and always dabbling in art and craft. She holds separate tertiary qualifications in Design, Visual Arts and Teaching, and enjoys passing on to others her knowledge and skills.

As a practising ceramic artist for the past 13 years, Vanessa exhibits her work at various galleries in Queensland and New South Wales, her work also part of private collections both national and international. She loves nothing better than pinching porcelain, decorating surfaces and splashing colour.

Inspiration for Vanessa’s work comes from the cultural richness that surrounds her. She weaves her experience of travel, art histories and daily rituals into her artmaking. Creating series of themed ceramic works, Vanessa uses either hand building or slip casting techniques and always strives to leave a trace of the hand on her work.

Vanessa enjoys exploring the possibilities of mixing various materials and processes to create art that is evocative, textural and desirable.

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Aug 2017
Clay Hand-building: Planters - 17 Aug 2017 6:30 PM

Very enjoyable, recommend doing this class

Jun 2017
Clay Hand-building: Planters - 08 Jun 2017 6:30 PM

We had the opportunity to make two planter pots. Vanessa is a great instructor and the way she taught was perfect for beginners. We were able to see, learn and practice the basics to making the planter pots. I could have spent all evening there working on my pot and perfecting it.