Wood Bay Studio
Wood Bay Studio has opportunites for classes in Titirangi, Auckland or Tairua in the Corromandel offers pottery classes for adults and children. We offer a range of classes at different times so it’s best to check out the website links above depending on what you want.
To follow covid requirements on entry to our studio you will need to scan the QR code and sanitise your hands and we will be keeping surface areas and wheels clean. If you were booked prior to lockdown we would love you to contact us to rebook your slot that you missed out on. We look forward to seeing you soon to relax, ‘play’ and create awesome pieces. Wood Bay Studios are well organosized and in lovely peaceful environments with bird song and cicadas depending on the time of the year. We love the happiness and sense of achievement people get from creating their own amazing projects. On the other hand we are happy to guide people if they are needing ideas whilst teaching them individual skills and extending them.
Teaching is always done in a maximum group of eight people (usually seven adults) so that everyone can be given individualized help and because of the smaller space in Tairua classes will be maximum of 5 adults or 7 children.. We’d love to share with you our passion of working with pottery! We all inspire each other within the classes and would love you to be part of a class.
Monday morning classes will start in enthusiastic young teacher Chrissy who has exchibited pieces and studied ceramics. This will be a 5 week block which is ideal to get a few projects done and glaze some items.
There are regular Monday, Tuesday and Friday night classes from 7.00 – 9.30pm, as well which are fun with a glass of bubbles or a beer and nibbles. You can attend these regularly if you wish to consolidate your skills and keep creating each week or make the first session and reschedule 3-4 weeks later to glaze your pieces after your items have dried and been fired the first time). These sessions are fun and only $75 each night. Class sizes are 8 maximum. This includes your clay, glazes and 2 firings.
You will learn different methods depending on which project you choose with handbuilding like pinch pots, slab work and the basics of joining pottery and using under glazes or pouring or dipping glazes. You can also learn the basics of using a pottery wheel as well. If you have your own ideas of what to make we can help guide you to make your own projects if they are within your skill level. You don’t need to be an artistic or creative person because we help everyone to make pieces they are proud of.
For children aged from 7 years and up, there are after school classes from 3.30 – 5pm on a Wednesday or Thursday. in Titirangi and on a Monday or yet to be decided day. We also hold occasional holiday programmes as well. These classes are fun but also great for teaching children basic pottery skills and lifelong skills of focus, perseverance and creativity. Children will get to experience the whole process of pottery with creating and then using underglazes or glazes. We are a group of enthusiastic positive teachers with previous experience and skills in teaching and we encourage creativity and independence.
If for some reason you should need to reschedule your class we require 72 hours notice as your place needs to be refilled to cover our business costs of a teacher. If for some reason you cancel coming to a class we will refund you your purchase price up to $200 minus a $10 admin fee only if you give us 2 days notice.