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Studio Access - Hand Building

Next Available: Sun, 24 Feb 10:00AM
4.0 hours
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Sarah is opening her studio doors, for the public to hire a wheel or book some time to hand build. This is so you can work at your own pace, no teacher or assistance is given on the day.

These sessions do not include any training or guidance from Sarah. You must have experience on the wheel & be able to work on your own personal projects. If you are a beginner, this is not the session for you - please get in touch if you need assistance

January sessions - 10am to 4pm (based on bookings)

February & March sessions - 10am to 2pm (based on bookings)

The cost is $30 per hour which includes clay, firing & studio stoneware glazes

You can either throw on the wheel or hand build

*You will need to book another 2 sessions to trim your work and then glaze. Please factor this in when booking.

Once you have purchased your session package, we will get in touch to schedule the exact hours that you would like to book in for. If you have any questions, please contact kiri@sarahschembri.com

Please note: we require 5 business days notice for a full refund or transfer to be given. If notice is given outside of this time frame we are only able to refund 50% of your booking.

The Studio is a comfortable working space with heating & air conditioning facilities, complete with showroom.

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What you will learn
  • You are able to build on current skills under own guidance
What you will get
  • Time to work on personal projects at your own pace
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
  • Apron & towel
What to wear

Casual comfortable clothes & closed in footwear

Appropriate for

Must have previous hand building experience - no gudiance given


Sarah Schembri Ceramics

Vendor since 2017

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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Terms & Conditions

Refunds or transfers are only given if at least 7 days notice has been given via email to kiri@sarahschembri.com . A 20% admin fee will apply. 

A refund is forfeited otherwise and a transfer is no longer applicable if less than 7 days notice is given.

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27 January 2019 • Studio Access - Hand Building

The space is beautiful and well organized. I signed up for the Hand Build open studio since I have done Hand Build and throwing back home in Chicago. I was a bit disappointed when I got there once I saw the type of clay used. It looked like a reused clay clumped together which made it super rough and not easy on hands to work with. There were some hard pieces in the clay itself which left some small cuts on my hands working with them. It is mentioned not to bring any material but I would recommend bring your own since I could not find some of the things I would have liked to work with. I tried to make 2-3 pieces in the 2 hour slot I had booked hoping to come back the week after to glaze them as well. Once I checked I was told two of my pieces were cracked so basically I thought there was no point in keep paying since the clay might not work for most people at least form where I come from. I so wanted to find a space to be able to work on my own and so wish this could have been it but sad to say it wasn't. The owner is very nice though but again this is not for me or for anyone who is looking for something similar to I was.


22 January 2019 • Studio Access - Hand Building

My partner and I had a great time hand-building some ceramic pieces like planter pots and trays. It was a fun way to spend our Saturday morning :) Thank you Sarah for opening up your studio to us!