Hand Building - 2 hours

Hand Building - 2 hours

Hand Building Workshop - Make your own vase

Over 250 people have attended this class


Learn how to hand build a vase in a relaxed studio environment. You will be shown basic techniques and be guided to create your own unique functional vase to enjoy forever!

Once your vase has been made and dried (this can take several weeks) it will be fired and glazed in a colour of your choice.

We are thrilled to have Fiona Lewis leading this workshop. A multidisciplinary artist, Fiona has an Honours degree from RMIT. She has a strong interest in environmental spaces and shapes which flow through into her ceramic practice where she combines her love for organic silhouettes with the natural earthbound material of clay.  Fiona is an experienced teacher who enjoys imparting her skills both on the wheel and with hand-built forms with students.


  • Clay, tools and glazes
  • Firing of pieces (items will be fired twice)

Duration: 2 hours

Experience: No experience required

Bring: An apron and towel

Children: Yes – over the age of 10 years (if accompanied by an adult)

Wear: Clothes that can get dirty – this class is hands on. Closed shoes are essential.

Collection of work: Students will be emailed when their work is ready for collection (all work must be collected within 2 weeks)

Cost: $110  (please read the terms & conditions before booking this course)

Please note a minimum of 6 students is required for this course.

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What you will learn

  • How to work your clay into organic, free formed functional platters, pinch bowls, spoons.
  • How to incorporate texture and apply surface decoration.
  • How to create hand formed, organic pieces which can be used in the home.

What you will get

  • A vase made on the day. Students will be notified when work has been glazed and ready to collect.
Parking Info

Please also note, that if you are driving you cannot park on Kent St as it’s permit only, try St David St or Moor St. 

What to bring

  • a towel and apron

What to wear

Clothes that can get dirty – this class is hands on. Closed shoes are essential.

Appropriate for

No experience necessary. Children welcome if accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children is 10 yrs.

Sarah Schembri is a Melbourne 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 

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5.0 (34 reviews)
Teresarated it
13 Jul 2022
Great fun and very I formative. Good size class too.
Farren rated it
18 Apr 2021
A warm and wonderful introduction to hand building. We left with so many bubbling ideas! Thank you so much, we will definitely be back.
Biancarated it
09 Mar 2021
Great experience
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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. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 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.

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