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Workshop: Kurinuki

Workshop: Kurinuki


10am, Saturday 10th February


In this two-hour workshop, you'll experience the traditional form of Japanese handbuilding, known as 'Kurinuki'. Meaning 'to carve out', Kurinuki involves the process of shaping a block of clay and carving out an interior space to create a vessel. It's a chance to take a more sculptural approach to making, with equal focus on the inside and outside of the vessel.


At the end of the class, you will leave your work to be fired and glazed, before it is ready to be collected or shipped approximately four weeks later.


These workshops are suitable for 14+ years and all levels.


The class includes:
- All materials
- Guided tuition to create two kurinuki vessels
- Glazing in clear or white glaze
- Firing
- Grazing board, incuding non-alcoholic refreshments


Full details will be emailed a few days prior to the workshop.

  • Additional info

    • The studio is located in Porepunkah, just off the rail trail. There is on-street parking but it is limited. We would encourage you to carpool, walk or cycle where possible. There is plenty of secure parking for bicycles.
    • Although clay doesn't stain, we recommend you wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. You may wish to bring an apron if you have one.
    • The workshop takes place outside. We will be undercover but please check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing to keep warm/cool.
    • Please note, pottery can be temperamental, and while we'll do absolutely everything to ensure you pieces make it through the entire process successfully, sometimes unavoidable accidents do happen.
  • Terms & conditions

    • The minimum age to participate is 14 years. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
    • If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can transfer your ticket to another person up to 1 week prior to the workshop start date. Please notify us of the change of attendance.
    • In the event that you cannot attend a workshop and you cannot fill your place, the below refund options apply:
      • 100% if you cancel at least two weeks before the date the workshop starts.
      •  50% if you cancel up to one week before the workshop starts.
      • There will be no refund if you cancel less than one week before the workshop starts.
    • If a workshop is cancelled due to circumstances outside of our control, we will do our best to accommodate you with a replacement workshop date. If we are unable to reschedule the workshop, we will issue you with a full refund.