Ceramic Tableware Workshop with Sarah Schembri

Next Available: 25 Oct 6:30PM
3.0 hours


What: Ceramic Tableware Workshop

When: Wednesday August 2, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Where: 1/177 Beavers Rd. Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au


Hand building with clay offers endless possibilities for creating a variety forms. In this workshop students will be shown how to create unique platters and small dip bowls using stoneware clays in a variety of shapes using hand formed techniques such as rolling out the clay and using basic plate moulds to help create the student’s desired form. Various surface decoration and textures will be used to create their own unique piece, such as stamps and found objects such as leaves. If you have a favourite stamp at home, please bring it with you!

This workshop is ideal for those wanting an introduction to the clay making process, to develop new skills and create your own functional platter which you can take home once fired! No experience necessary, just bring your imagination! Both one-on-one & group demonstrations given by the teacher, Sarah Schembri. All pieces created will be functional, dishwasher safe & food safe.

Students will be introduced to a variety of hand building techniques using stoneware clays to create a range of handmade dishes, small plates & spoons & trays.

Techniques such as making slabs, using small molds & pinching will be demonstrated – rolling out clay, in addition to cutting, refining, creating rims and applying textures.

Stoneware clays will be used in this workshop.

All items created will be glazed by the teacher after the first firing. All glazes used are food safe and microwave safe. Students will be emailed once their work is ready for collection.

Your Teacher:

Sarah Schembri is a ceramic artist who is passionate about creating functional, tactile and visually appealing ceramics, particularly tableware. Being a lover of cooking and food in general, she is most interested in making pieces that are a pleasure to use in the home, pieces which are not only visually appealing but also functional & tactile.  

“There is something quite special about using pieces that are handmade - the experience and food taste better. This is a feeling that I think about when I'm creating, it's part of the experience I want to share with others.” - Sarah

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahschembri_ceramics/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sjschembri/

Website: http://www.sarahschembri.com/

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.




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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • How to work your clay into organic, free formed functional platters.
  • How to incorporate texture and apply surface decoration.
  • How to make handmade items you can use in your home.
What you will get
  • Your own clay creation once it has been fired and glazed.
  • Wine and tea
  • A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.

What to bring
  • Something to take home your creations in. A large container and glass jar for left over clay will be perfect.
  • Includes all materials
What to wear

What ever you fancy…


Put Your Heart Into It

Vendor sincce 2015

Put Your Heart Into It is a collaborative team hosting insightful and creative events and workshops in and around Melbourne and Country Victoria. Our mission is to create sustainable and eco-conscious experiences that not only inspire but aim to promote a slower lifestyle, where simplicity and community involvement are cultivated as well as nurturing a hands-on approach to getting creative.

Events and workshops are run in ever-changing and intricately styled spaces that are sure to inspire and promote creativity. Each experience offers you the chance to meet some incredible new people, graze on delicious, sustainable and locally sourced produce as well as gaining a wealth of knowledge to set you on your path to creativity.

Our team includes an array of artists and professionals that have worked within their fields of expertise for many years, so as to offer you the best knowledge possible. We love collaborating with non for profit and ethically minded businesses, community groups and schools and can customise a creative eventor workshop to suit your needs.

Experiences can be as simple or complex as required and we can offer a diverse range of disciplines andcreative pursuits. The Put Your Heart Into It team can create an all-round experience that will leave everyone feeling inspired. For more information on our workshops and events, as well as tailored experiences, please get in touch.

We also offer eco-concious event planning services, customised hens parties, workshops for corporates and birthdays. As well as our popular catering service of intricately styled grazing tables of local & organic produce, wedding and event styling including floristry installations. 

Located at Big Bang Studios. 1/177 Beavers Road Northcote 3070

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Please note that refunds are not available for any reason. If you are unable to attend a workshop you may transfer your place into someone else's name.  We have minimum numbers for each workshop and in the rare case we don’t meet them you will receive a full refund. If we need to cancel a workshop or event for any reason, we may do so at any time before the workshop is scheduled to begin. You will receive a full refund or you can choose to attend another workshop of the same value within a 12 month period.We encourage you to take photos at our workshops to post on social media using #putyourheartintoit @putyourheartintoit

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21 August 2017 • Ceramic Tableware Workshop with Sarah Schembri

What a great night all round. The food/grazing table and a bit of wine resulted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to create our own version of magic. Sarah is a vibrant, knowledgeable and oh so creative teacher of her craft. I made several pieces on the night. Sarah glazed all of our pieces, ready to go back to their creators within two weeks as promised. I'm very happy with my creations. I would highly recommend the workshop that really doesn't require any previous experience at all. Taking a friend along would be fun but I attended on my own and had a ball. I am looking forward to attending another workshop at the same great location with Sarah later this month. Laura, you have set the bar so high with that amazing spread of food and wine. Looking forward to a repeat of it at next workshop.


05 August 2017 • Ceramic Tableware Workshop with Sarah Schembri

Brilliant class. Gorgeous space, beautiful food and wine. Good class size. And Sarah Schembri was as fabulous as she always is. Highly recommended!