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!


  • Get the clay, create and have fun.
  • If desired, the day after, trim and smooth the items, carve surface details.
  • Bring back for first baking
  • After first baking, come back in to paint or paint at home with a paint kit.
  • Pick up finished items after second baking.

What does it cost?

For a clay handbuilding session in the studio where you’re free to sculpt anything a kilo of clay is $50 plus tax. This price includes everything all the way to the finished and painted items.

You come back to paint the items after we have baked the clay the first time so you get two events for the price of one.

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.