Clay Hands

Short Courses

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Short courses designed to offer beginners a taste of clay (not literally though, don't worry, we're not that nutty) with guided hand-building techniques in each 4-week cycle. Taught by our wonderful teacher, Michelle on Tuesday evenings. The techniques are limited to what is taught in the course but what you can make is endless.

Course schedule 2019


Tuesday evening: 19h00 - 21h30


pinching & coiling: 30 July - 20 August
slab building : 27 August - 17 September
Tea set: 8 - 29 Oct
Decorating: 5 - 26 Nov

Students commit to coming to all the classes in the 4-week course. Please check dates carefully as this commitment is important for learning the craft.


The fee covers basically everything; the cost of your clay, glazes, underglaze and slip paints and firing of your items. At the moment the fee is R1320 + R50 sign up fee* R1370 for some new skillz and forever handmade homeware, not bad eh?

* we know economic times are tough so we’ve reduced the sign-up fee from R250 to just only R50. This covers the admin of enroling you with the studio (so if you join the course again or sign up for a term of classes you won’t pay this again), and it covers your notes and a notebook.


Tea set, short course 8 - 29 October


Fully booked
We’ll spend some time looking into the rich history of Japanese tea ceremonies (chadō) and the traditions around it. You’ll learn how to make your own 2-cup teapot, 2 medium mugs and a tea strainer or milk jar. We’ll be using pinching and slabbing techniques for the construction. Beginner friendly

Decorating, short course 5 - 26 Nov


We’ll create some quick clay forms as our canvases on which to explore greenware decorating techniques: monoprinting, paper resist, inlay and we’ll go into some glazing techniques: wax resist, double dipping, brush work. All levels of experience welcome.

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Not for you? Check out our upcoming workshops for a once-off claying experience or if you’re wanting something more long-term look at our classes