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Garden Totem Pole Workshop

Garden Totem Pole Workshop

Hand-build a beautiful garden totem pole


This is a 2-Day Workshop!  Create and build your elements one day, and paint & assemble on the second day!(1x Sat class & 1x Sunday class classes 10am-1:30pm)

Unleash your inner artist and embark on a creative journey at our Garden Totem Pole Workshop! Whether you're a beginner or an advanced artist, this hands-on clay workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to explore various hand-building techniques and let your imagination soar. Together with a friend, spend a few enriching hours in our beautiful studio nestled in the serene Camp Mountain.

In this workshop, you'll design and assemble different-shaped elements, working towards a cohesive theme to craft your very own 50cm garden totem pole. Our expert guidance will help you choose from a wide range of underglazes to add vibrant colors to each element, making your totem uniquely yours.

Day 1

You will learn various hand-building techniques necessary to create each piece for your totem. You will then shape, carve, and or texture each piece using our tools, stamps & rollers provided.

Day 2

PAINTING! Your Totem pieces will have been fired to make them durable and ready for you to apply layers of colour to bring your Totem to life! We use acrylic paint that is durable and able to withstand being in a hot & steamy QLD garden for many years without fading etc. 

This workshop is a blend of creativity, relaxation, and artistic growth. Whether you have a specific idea in mind or are open to our guidance, you'll leave with a stunning garden totem pole that adds a touch of artistry to your outdoor space. Join us for a memorable experience and create lasting memories with your friend in our inspiring studio. Reserve your spot now, and let your artistic spirit flourish!

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What you will learn

  • Learn various hand-building skills to create different elements for your totem pole

What you will get

  • Tea, Coffee & Cake is always included!
Parking Info

On-site parking

What to bring

  • Apron & towel recommended.

What to wear

old clothing & closed in shoes. Clay gets MESSY!

Appropriate for

From beginner to experienced

Samford Potters Collective

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The Samford Potters Collective is a new custom-built pottery studio located just 25 km from the heart of Brisbane city and sits in the beautiful green hills of Camp Mountain (Samford).

We believe that pottery is a timeless craft that can be enjoyed by all. We offer a variety of workshops, weekly classes, and wheel classes for beginner to advanced levels, private events, and more. Our full-service pottery studio has everything you need to get started on your pottery journey.

We are passionate about creating a welcoming and inspiring environment for our students and members. Our team of experienced potters and instructors are always on hand to provide guidance and advice every step of the way.

Come join us and let’s get MESSY together!


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Your Teacher

This workshop will be run by Nicole, who has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Nic brings a fun, inclusive, and whimsical energy to all of the workshops and is a very talented and passionate ceramist in her own time.

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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 3 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 1 day before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 3 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

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

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Samford Potters Collective or organised by Samford Potters Collective must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries, and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Samford Potters Collective


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