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SOLD OUT – Queer Social Thornbury: Intro to Pottery with Maddy

  • 25th Mar, 2023
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm (AEDT)
  • Bridge Darebin - Community Hall
    99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury VIC 3071, Australia
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Queer Social is popping up at the lovely Heart of Thornbury Pride Makers Market

Pride, Coffee, Good Times and now… pottery! 

Come around 10:30am and explore the hands-on fun of pottery and clay modelling!

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

You might like to make an engraved dish, a little pinch pot, a serpentine candle holder, personalised wall art…if you can think it, you can probably make it. Or at least have good fun giving it a go.

This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop.

All workshops are taught by queers, for queers.

What will we cover?

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

  • Condition our clay
  • Work with air-dry clay to make objects
  • Design and shape clay
  • Stamp, emboss, engrave into clay
  • Attaching pieces of clay correctly for strength

What to bring?

All materials are covered in the ticket price. The ticket is $5 as this event has been sponsored by Bridge Darebin. 

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 safely.


  • 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 Melbourne.

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

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