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Introduction to Ceramic Hand Building with Rara Studio

  • Think Thornbury 800 High Street Thornbury, VIC, 3071 Australia (map)
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In this beginners hand-building workshop you will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make something lovely for yourself or for a friend! You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching and slabbing to make pieces such as cups, planters, or spoons. You will have the opportunity to work with different stoneware clays and the option of using coloured underglaze to make simple patterns.

Tea and a special homemade treat will be provided. 

Your finished pieces will be fired and glazed for you, ready for collection at Think Thornbury.

Who is Aliça?

Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business.

She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear.

Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work.

She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine.

Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).

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What you will learn

  • A range of hand-building techniques including pinching and slabbing

  • About different stoneware clays and how to work with them

  • How clays and glazes can be combined to achieve different looks

What you will get

  • 3-6 hand-built pieces that you can keep or give as gifts

  • Personalised guidance and support while you build

  • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making!

    $156 or $142**

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

**Discount offers apply if customers purchase 2 or more tickets at once.