A great opportunity to learn ceramics, meet others and have fun.

Working with ceramics has therapeutic benefits and helps to de-stress. Come along to a workshop and immerse yourself in this calming ancient art.
You can select to hand build with clay or glaze ready-made ceramic pieces in all of our regular workshops. If you would like to try wheel, enrol in one of our pottery wheel courses. Once you have completed this course including an orientation to the studio, you will be able to book the wheel for independent use during any of our usual workshops. 


While we’re very excited to have you back, for the safety and wellbeing of everyone, we request you to QR code in.

Due to the pandemic and our determination to reopen and continue to offer a relaxing place to make and get together, we require full payment when booking. We thank you for your understanding. Bookings are essential.

IMPORTANT: We are able to offer a full refund or reschedule your workshop if you provide us with 48 hours notice of cancellation (does not include deposits on private event bookings which are non refundable). Customers that arrive to the studio with any signs of COVID (coughing, sneezing and or a high temperature) will not be permitted entry to the studio. If you can provide us with at least 6 hours notice ahead of your workshop and proof that you are being Covid tested or in isolation, we will aim to assist you with a rescheduled workshop.


If you can join us for one workshop only, book in for an Adult workshop (12 yrs +) for $70.
Ceramics is traditionally a 2 workshop process so we highly recommend doing 2 workshops. In the 1st workshop $55, we’ll teach you how to make and in the 2nd workshop $45, how to glaze your piece. Workshops should be taken 2 weeks apart from each other to allow for drying and firing of pieces in between. Total $100 for 2 workshops.
Kids pricing starts at $17 for around 1 hour in the studio, for when we can enable children back into the studio.
Unique materials and large quantities of materials may incur an additional cost.


If you attend a $70 making & underglazing workshop, please pick up your ceramics 3 weeks after your workshop. After a glazing workshop, your piece will be ready for pick up after 1 week. Check out our regular open times HERE to drop in & pick up as we are not open regular retail hours.

We do not to contact you to pick up your finished pieces and we apologise for this policy. Due to many pieces not having names on them at the time of making, it is not possible for us to identify all pieces and promise to contact you.  

When you come in for a workshop, we will request you complete a small form with your contact details and date of making. This is to ensure we can monitor correctly the drying time for your piece prior to firing and contact you in the event of a rare incident such as a breakage or firing delay. 

For private parties, we will contact you for pick up when all pieces from your party are ready.

If you are unable to pick up for any reason, please let us know via email to blackduckstudio1@gmail.com and if you live a distance away, we can arrange postage.  


All premium products stoneware; earthenware, American made non-toxic glazes and firings included.

Make & Take Home in 1 Workshop – $70

If you are only joining us for 1 workshop and wish to make with clay, you can! We will do 2 firings and a glaze for you. Pick up is 3 weeks after you make or we can arrange postage.

Making Workshop (Part 1) – $55

1st of 2 workshops – make your piece out of clay and leave your piece to dry with us. We will do the first firing. Book in for approximately 2 weeks later to glaze your masterpiece in the Glazing Workshop.

Glazing Workshop (Part 2) – $45

The 2nd workshop after your Making workshop. Come in to glaze your masterpiece and we’ll do the final firing. Pick up is 1 week after Glazing Workshop.

Glazing a Ready-made Piece – $55

Glaze a ready-made piece (standard size, mug, plate etc.) and pick up 1 week later after firing.

Saturday Evening Workshops – $70

Wheel Course – 2 x wheel and 1 x glazing class $230 with all tools, clay, firing, glazes and instruction included. 


All standard products; earthenware, non-toxic glazes and firings are included in price

Paint & take a figurine. Up to 1 hour from $17

Glazing a Ready-Made Piece. Up to 1 hour from $25. Pick up 1 week after firing.

Making with clay workshop – $40, Usually takes 1.5 hours at a Saturday Morning Workshop or a School Holiday Workshop. Book back in for glazing workshop 2 weeks later.

Glazing Workshop – handmade pieces $40. Up to 1.5 hours at a Saturday Morning Workshop or a School Holiday Workshop


Wheel Hire – $20 for 2 hours on Tues 12.30 – 2.30, Wed 12.30 – 2.30 or Thurs 1 – 3 pm.

Self led with no instruction or teaching provided at wheel hire sessions.

Students must have attended a wheel or handbuilding course with us and be orientated to studio.

Wheel hirers need to provide own clay and tools and clean the workspace after useage.  We can provide 10 kg bags of stoneware for $28 or recycled stoneware clay (great for wheel work!) for $7 for 5 kilos and tool kits for $20.

Customers must book in and bring a box to take home pieces and materials as we do not have shelf space to accommodate. We recommend you use foam boxes with lids.

Firing is $13 per kilo for our wheel hire customers only for bisque firing.

You are welcome to book into our glazing workshop $45 to glaze a standard size piece using our glazes and this also includes the glaze firing. FYI, in our glazing sessions, one mug is considered standard size so if you were to glaze more than 1, you would be charged addtional for glazing and kiln space. (approx $15 or $20 per additional piece depending on size)

We do not sell glazes or offer an external firing service.


Are you looking to spoil someone special with a Black Duck Ceramics Gift Certificate? We recommend the following Gift Certificates for workshops.

$25 – 1 x Kids Glaze and Fire Workshop

$40 – 1 x Kids Hand-building with clay Workshop

$55 – 1 x Adult Hand-building with clay Workshop

$70 – 1 x Adult Workshop.

$100 – 2 x Adult hand-building with clay & glazing Workshop

$200 – 4 x Adult hand-building with clay & glazing Workshop

$360 – 8 x Adult hand-building with clay and glazing Workshop