Creative Playful Clay – Gold Coast

Now here is something you do not get to do every day. We were looking for a fun and different activity to try and wanted to still support a local Gold Coast business. Enter Clay & Sip Gold Coast with the Island Potter. What a marvellous idea!

I haven’t worked with clay blocks before and was super excited about learning a new skill plus creating pieces of my own that I could eventually take home with me. There are several different classes you can book and it’s all very easy. Just head to the website and select the Clay & Sip Workshops Tab to book and pay online. There are even Children’s classes!

We choose a beginner Clay and Sip Japanese Plate Making set class. A great Saturday morning girly catch up for me and two friends. The class was held at the Clay and Sip home studio in Helensvale but for larger groups they can be accommodated comfortably at the Hope Island venue. We had so much fun, Taylor is a great Teacher and explained every step and worked with us all individually to encourage and help us create our Japanese plates using 3 different size wooden nesting moulds.

The class went for approximately 2.5 hours and we could bring our own snacks and sips. Firing and glazing fees are also included in the cost. We were all so surprised by how creative we could be and how relaxing the whole process was. Our main worry was that when the clay was being fired it might crack in the kiln. Kilns are on site and its great to see the wonderful works others have made too.

When we finished hand building our clay pieces, we said goodbye to Taylor and left them with her to dry. Taylor then gives them a sand, bisque fire and hand glazed each piece for us and fired them all again. After 4 weeks we collected our pieces and each of us is so super proud of our efforts.

Cost was $150.00 per person, not something you would do every day, but I would certainly love to go back and undertake a few other classes for sure.

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