Clay handbuilding will get you back in touch and out of your head. It’s time to make something that’s real and physical, enough with the computers!

When the project is ready we’ll bake the clay and it’ll turn solid and white, ready for painting. 

A handbuilding kit is $50 plus tax and consists of kilo of clay and tools such as ribs, texture rollers if desired, wooden knife and more. The supplies need to be returned if you do the project at home, but we have basic toolkits available for sale.

Clay handbuilding can be done in the studio or at home. Fine detailing, mugs with handles, surface carving and similar activities is best done at home because precise work is easier if the clay is left to firm up for 24 hours after initial shaping.

What does it cost?

A kilo of clay is $50 plus tax. This price includes the baking of up to two individual items made from the clay, and we’ll be happy to bake additional items for $10 plus tax per item. 

You can make as many items from the kilo as you want, but only two items are baked for free.

When the clay is baked you can come paint the items for $15 plus tax per item, or take them home and enjoy them the way they are.

 

 

 

Will you fire clay items that I’ve made with my own clay?

In some cases, yes. It depends on the circumstances at the time, like what kilns are available, how busy we are etc.

We only do cone 04 clay firings so the clay must be “low fire cone 04” clay. If it is “high fire” clay we cannot fire it sorry. 

For the firing, the rule of thumb is that you pay for the space you need. The following prices assume a cone 04 firing. Minimum space is the room taken up by four standard mugs next to each other, which will cost $35. Tall items may come with extra charges. A full kiln load is $100. Painting of the fired items is not included the price.

Can I store unfinished clay projects in the studio?

Sorry, it’s not possible for us to store work-in-progress in the studio. If your project is not finished, we’ll wrap it up safely in a box and you take it home where you can finish it before bringing it back for firing.

A clay project dries over the course of a day or so under cover, and if left too long it becomes too dry to work on, so it’s best to take it home to do detail carving etc.