We're proud to be a Craft Cubed Partner this year, celebrating Australia's biggest festival of the handmade presented by Craft. As we pretty much live and breathe handmade and local, we are packing in the Craft Cubed fun at Guild for the full month of August with workshops and events.
Each Thursday night in August we have four weeks of exclusive workshops with some of our favourite clay makers - Leah Jackson, Robyn Phelan, Jessilla Rogers and Chela Edmunds from Takeawei.
In the fun and relaxed environment of our workroom learn a variety of new clay hand-building techniques from these skilled potters. Each class is suitable for beginners and beyond.
See below for workshop descriptions and a little heads up on each artist's favourite flavours for afternoon tea. Strictly limited to 10 places per class-book here.
Thursday 11 August - Sgraffito Plate Making with Chela Edmunds from Takeawei
Chela Edmunds will take you through the process of hand-building slab plates and the decorative technique of Sgraffito. Read more >>
Chela's favourite afternoon tea: Salted Caramel Slice from Beatrix with Three Ginger Tea.
Thursday 18 August - Pinched Sculpture with Robyn Phelan
In this workshop you will be instructed by Robyn Phelan on the subtle art of decisive clay pinching. Make a tree which you can have fired and take home. Read more >>
Robyn's favourite afternoon tea: Vanilla Slice with passionfruit icing from Beatrix and a pot of Rooibos tea brewed strong with milk.
Thursday 25 August - Clay and Colour with Jessilla Rogers
Jessilla will show you how to make your own fun, colourful ceramic objects in terracotta clay then decorate them in brightly coloured slips. Read more >>
Jessilla's favourite afternoon tea: Banana Lamington from Beatrix with Jasmine Tea
Thursday 4 August - Combinations Handbuilding Techniques with Leah Jackson
* This class was sold out, due to popular demand we have added another workshop with Leah Jackson for Saturday August 27
Expand your knowledge of handbuilding techniques with Leah Jackson, focussed on creating lasting joins in multi part pieces that will survive the drying and firing process. Read more >>
Leah's favourite afternoon tea: Moroccan Snickers Tart from Beatrix with Genmaicha green tea.