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Introduction to Handbuilding

Introduction to Handbuilding

Making decorative & functional forms using hands


This 2 Hour ceramic workshop explores hand building techniques that will allow you to create your own unique vessel. You will be guided through the foundations of hand building and encouraged to explore your own creativity in a welcoming environment.

Using techniques such as pinching , coiling and joining, you will gain the skills to create a functional piece that will be glazed and fired after completion. These techniques can be used for vessels such as mugs, vases and bowls.
This workshop also aims to help people to connect to their creativity and to play, all whilst having fun getting messy with clay!

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed in shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty!
You will be able to collect your finished piece 3 -4 weeks after the workshop, once it has been glazed and fired.
No prior experience is necessary! This workshop is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to include more creativity in their lifestyle!

No shows will not be refunded, as we are a not for profit, any transfer of classes will incur a $10 fee to cover admin staff time.

COVID 19 Safe Studio Practice
We are really excited to re-open our studio. However, safety is our first concern, so we will have strict hygiene procedures & social distancing practices in place. Once you have booked, we will send you more detailed information. Please note that vaccination certificates will need to be sighted on arrival.

Course Tutor - Susi Langdon
Susi is a Melbourne based artist and art therapist. She is a firm believer in the power of creative expression to promote wellbeing and foster a connection to authentic self. She aims to encourage others to explore their own creativity, focusing on the process of making rather than the finished product.

In her ceramic practice, Susi explores connection to place by incorporating wild clays that she uses in her symbolic forms. Susi is currently exploring the ‘Cocoon’ in her ceramic practice. View her work here. 

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What you will learn

  • Foundations of working with clay including safe studio practice
  • Practical techniques to create simple forms including pinching, coiling and joining
  • How to connect with the playful nature of working with your hands with clay

What you will get

  • High quality tuition in a welcoming environment
  • Your own finished ceramic piece that will be glazed and fired by our team
  • Skills to continue your ceramic practice at home

What to bring

  • NA

What to wear

Comfortable clothing and closed shoes

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in learning the foundations of hand building with clay!

Little Woods Studios

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Little Woods Studio is the open-to-the-public offshoot of the Artful Dodgers Studios, a not-for-profit art and music space providing holistic support for disadvantaged young people. All profits made from workshops held at Little Woods go towards helping fund the Artful Dodgers.

We are a welcoming and inclusive creative hub whose aim is to nurture both the flourishing of individual creative passions and the growth of a connected community.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

We require 2 week notice in writing (email) prior to the class commencing for a full refund or transfer. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and will be given a full refund. No shows will not be refunded, as we are a not for profit, any transfer of classes will incur a $10 fee to cover admin staff time.

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