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, you can jump on for a quick try during any of our handbuilding or glazing workshops or why not enrol in one of our pottery wheel courses – we manage them by appointment with an expert teacher at a time to suit you! If you complete a wheel course, you will be able to book the wheel for independent use during any of our usual workshops.

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Go to Book Now and select the day you wish to come in.
  2. Click on your desired workshop time to learn about the workshop and register.
  3. Select the ticket type and number of tix you are after; adult and child tix are available, making and glazing too!
  4. Go to cart and if you have a voucher code, add it here. If you are using a Creative Kids Voucher please read how to book in our Kids page on this site.
  5. When you are happy with your cart, go to checkout.
  6. At checkout, complete details and accept our cancellation policy of 48 hours.
  7. Pay with a credit card or Paypal, or if you are using a Creative Kids Voucher, please complete all voucher fields and click on Pay Later.
  8. Questions? Contact Us….we’re here to help.

OUR CANCELLATION POLICY

We require full payment when booking and bookings are essential. We offer a full refund or reschedule of your workshop if you provide us with 48 hours notice of cancellation (does not include deposits on private event bookings which are non refundable). No refunds or reschedule for cancellations or no shows within 48 hours.

COST & TIME

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 and children 7 years and under must be accompanied by a paying and participating adult. For a participating adult $55 glazing a ready made piece is a good ticket option if you are coming in once.
Unique materials such as using Japanese transfer papers and large quantities of materials may incur an additional cost.

PICKING UP YOUR PIECES

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

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.  

PRICE LIST

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 – $45 to $70 Adult & Kids aged 13+ 

Wheel Course – 2 x wheel and 1 x glazing class $260 with all tools, clay, firing, glazes and expert instruction included. Tiny, focussed class with 1 experienced teacher and 2 students by appointment at a time to suit you!

KIDS PRICES – 12 YEARS & UNDER

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

Paint & take a figurine. 1 hour from $17

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

Making with clay workshop – $40, Usually takes 2 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

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.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

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