Porcelain: making little dishes pottery workshop


Come and relax for an afternoon in our bright airy pottery studio - making little dishes out of porcelain! We will explore hand-building techniques with porcelain and practice various decorating methods, including using tissue transfers to create some lovely blue and white designs.

We will make a number of functional and decorative little dishes that you can use in the kitchen or around the house, or just simply to treasure. This workshop is for anyone wanting to enjoy the experience of clay.

Tutor Profile

Ingrid Tufts is a  Melbourne ceramist. She makes her own range of handmade tableware and decorative objects. Ingrid also produces ceramics for an extensive client list including many local cafes, restaurants and cultural organisations.

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Class Schedule

This is a 3-hour class with a short break for afternoon tea

What you will learn
  • What porcelain is and why it's precious
  • How to hand build little dishes from porcelain
  • How to use a variety techniques for decorating porcelain
What you will get
  • All material including porcelain
  • Worked packed and ready for collection in weeks following the workshop
  • A lovely light afternoon tea
  • An appreciation and understanding of porcelain
  • Glazing and Firing
  • A set of completed little porcelain dishes that can be used and treasured

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

This is a studio environment so covered shoes are a must.

Appropriate for

All abilities welcome


Tufts Studio

Vendor since 2017

Tufts is a small studio producing a range of tableware, architectural and decorative ceramics. Our work is available in a number of gallery and design stores around Australia. We also produce bespoke cafe ware and our commercial customers include restaurants, cafes, cultural organizations, and corporations.

Our bright and airy studio is a perfect space to learn some of the techniques and methods of hand building ceramics. We can also offer corporate and professional development workshops customized to individual requirements.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy


Cancellation or non attendance

  • Cancellations will result in forfeit of the workshop fees.
  • Bookings are not transferable to other dates.
  • Non-attendance forfeits the workshop fees.A cancellation may mean the workshop is unable to go ahead due to minimum numbers... so cancellations can mean other participants miss out.

If we cancel a workshop

  • A workshop may require a minimum number of participants, if the minimum number is not met we may have to cancel the worskshop.
  • Participants will be notified 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop of a cancellation. Participants enrolled in a cancelled workshop will be offered the choice of having their spot transfered to another workshop, a credit to be used towards another workshop, or a full refund.

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08 June 2017 • Porcelain: making little dishes pottery workshop

We learned about porcelain and how to make and decorate little porcelain dishes. The dishes were fired later and I just got them back today. I enjoyed unpacking them and was pleasantly surprised how well they turned out. The instructor had organized everything well and we were in pleasant surroundings. It was good value for money and it was an enjoyable experience. Yes I would recommend this class to others.


06 June 2017 • Porcelain: making little dishes pottery workshop

This was a fun and satisfying class. I was amazed at the progress I made in just three hours. Ingrid was helpfully instructive without being interventionist. The materials were high quality, the studio was light and warm, and group size was not too large. There were beautiful examples of Ingrid's work on hand to inspire. And afternoon tea was absolutely delicious!


31 May 2017 • Porcelain: making little dishes pottery workshop

Wonderful, friendly and informative experience. I have already created my own range at home now! Great fun.