Pottery Classes - Handbuilding stoneware ceramic workshop
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Stoneware Ceramics Workshop (2023)

Intro to Ceramic Hand Building with Daisy Cooper

Next Available: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 mins
Group Size: 10 - 20
Over 250 people have attended this class


Daisy Cooper’s hand built ceramic wares are reminiscent of times gone by - of a slower life where afternoons were spent meandering along the riverbank, gazing up at the native greenery, or of nights spent staring at the sparkly dust of the milky way.  After all, this is where Daisy gathers her inspiration for her much sought after range of hand made ceramics - growing up in rural Scotland, has kindly delivered such vivid memories, evident in her ‘river like’ glazes and speckly white plates seen the world over (Jamie Oliver has used Daisy’s work in his Food Revolution series - yes, Jamie Oliver!).

Daisy is a regualr at The Windsor Workshop (and almost every workshop sells out, so don't umm and aah!). You will be treated to a session of slow clay, hand building pieces from scratch.  You will be able to choose glazes from Daisy’s range - pieces will be fired and then returned to The Windsor Workshop for collection.  

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What you will learn

  • The fundamentals of hand building ceramic wares
  • Techniques such as how to blend, shape and texture coloured clay
  • Decorating and finishing techniques

What you will get

  • All the clay you need to create 2 – 3 pieces
  • A choice of Daisy’s glazes to create the perfect finish to your wares
  • You will be treated to an array of fine food / coffee / tea / wine to feed your creative energies

What to bring

  • Please bring bucket loads of enthusiasm - you will be unleashing your unfounded creativity.

What to wear

We like to channel Demi Moore in Ghost for our ceramics workshops

Appropriate for

This class is for all skill levels, and budding potters

The Windsor Workshop

(288 Reviews)

Find an inspiring workshop – ceramics, painting, watercolour, weaving, pottery, leather making, gin tasting, punch needle, ikebana, kokedama – you name it!

We are a creative hub for the arts / crafts / design movement providing workshops and events to inspire.

We seek out and promote local Melbourne based Artists.

We unleash the unexplored creativity in people.

We provide a social gathering for people to slow down and team up.

We create a sensory experience that will get people talking.

We have been described as "the craft version of a spa day".

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4.8 (50 reviews)
Kathryn rated it
18 Sep 2023
Daisy was a great instructor and Bel was also helpful. Thank you! I enjoyed revisiting this activity after not having hand built with clay since secondary school. I'm looking forward to seeing my pieces once they've been fired and glazed. Thanks to Bel for preparing a wonderful afternoon tea spread too.
Samantharated it
16 Sep 2023
Daisy is such a good teacher. She is very ha dsnon assisting and guiding everyone, facilitating the class and greeting an overall lively afternoon. It's a hip little studio with great background music, gorgeous fruit platter, cake and drinks provided while we created 3-4 pieces. I loved it. 10 outa 10 Daisy ❤️
Minhuirated it
19 May 2023
A fun 3 hour activity that lets your creative juices run wild. You get to create 3 objects of your choosing and colour them however you like. It’s completely guided by you! Daisy teaching all the techniques at the start enabled everyone to go at their own paces!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 4 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 4 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 4 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

Important Info

Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.

You may be photographed at this event.

The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop.  The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.  In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled. 

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given. Due to the nature of how we pay artists, order materials and supplies and pre-pay for catering and beverages, no refunds are available.

Purchase of your ticket accepts these Terms and Conditions

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