Beginner Pottery: Handmaking Vessels with Maddy

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Come and explore the world of pottery and hand forming vessels!

Maddy will guide you through an introduction to pottery, supporting you to make your own piece of pottery art from air-dry clay.

We’ll be focusing on making vessels – think ornamental pots, bud vases, trinket dishes…whatever you can think of!

At the end of the workshop you will walk away with new skills and a hand made object to adorn your home!

All materials included in this workshop – just come and have a wonderful time!

What will we cover?

In this fun, hands-on workshop you will learn how to:

  • Condition our clay
  • Techniques to work with air-dry clay to make vessels
  • Design and hand shaping clay
  • Stamp, emboss, engrave into clay
  • Attaching pieces of clay together correctly for strength, like handles and feet

What to bring?

All materials are covered in the ticket price. 

Have a think about what you might like to create, and also about how
to transport this home. It can be really useful to bring along an empty
tupperware container and shopping bag to transport your clay work home


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

Who will be teaching? 

Maddy (she/her) is a crafty hobbyist based in Naarm who has a big
heart for colour and expression. She enjoys working with all sorts of
materials and mediums, and repurposing everyday items into expressions
of art and fashion. As a musician, these wonky and
not-so-wonky creations often find their way onto stages around

Maddy enjoys carving and printing lino cuts, paper collage, and
combining the two. She also enjoys gardening, especially getting her
hands dirty!

Important info:

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Any other questions or accessibility requests we can help
you with? Just shoot an email to Maddy (she/her) at