Pottery workshops focused on a subject, style or event
Hens or frogmouths, fat ladies or special occasions – sometimes it’s good to know where you are starting …
At the Fried Mudd studio we like to offer the occasional workshop with a specific theme. Here are some examples of the themed workshops we run through out the year.
Kookaburras, Cockatoos and Frogmouths
This is a workshop solely designed for you to make a family of frogmouths, a life-size cockatoo or a pair of kookaburras .
Once fired they can be placed on a deck, tree or simply display them on a log made in clay!
For inclusions, what to bring and expect keep scrolling to the bottom of the page.
In this workshop you will be shown step by step how to create a bust – (sculpture of a chest up).
This workshop will run a full day (8:30 – 4:00) and numbers are limited. If you have ever wanted to create a sculptural bust and learn placement of facial features, this is the workshop for you.
Please note, clay and firing is not included in the cost. Scroll to the bottom of the page for all workshop inclusions, what to bring and expect.
Possum on a Rope!
You will have fun with this workshop! This is one of my favourites. Make your own hanging possum on a rope or perhaps a possum in a boot or a possum on a spade!
I will have the examples in the studio to make it easier to decide. Once created, they will then be, bisque fired, glazed and raku fired to give them that unique finish.
Please note firing and clay is not included in the cost. Scroll to the bottom of the page for all workshop inclusions, what to bring and expect.
Here are some other workshops that we run.
Fun in the Mudd
The original workshop at the Fried Mudd Studio is back. This is where you can make any of the Fried Mudd classics – kookaburras, guinea fowls, hens and frogs.
A fat lady, perhaps?
Coming again in the second half 2020.
Hen’s Day Out
Bring a girlfriend or come along and make new friends. This fun filled workshop will be focused on creating a hen, guinea fowl.
You will be guided step by step through the process of making a hen or guinea fowl from start to finish. If you have ever wanted to make your own ‘hens on a ladder’ or a hen to sit on your shelf, this is the workshop for you. There is also an option to purchase steel feet for your hen.
“Fat Ladies” Hand Building workshop
Fat ladies in clay, learn to create your own ‘fat lady’ in a fun filled workshop, with step by step guidance how to create these delightful girlfriends!
Fat Ladies are my ultimate ego. I fell in love with the way I can be expressive in clay with these quirky ladies. Their outlandish but most of all they are fun, not just fun to make, they become your own little girlfriends.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn and create all in the one workshop and have some fun experiences thrown in!! For inclusions, what to bring and expect keep scrolling to the bottom of the page.
The idea for this workshop, is to make some functional ware. A pair of dinner plates and cups to match, a jug or teapot, all decorated and under glazed after lunch.
Included in the price is half a block of clay, glazing and firings, normally $45 additional. Coming mid 2020.
A Taste for Teapots
There aren’t many moments in our day-to-day lives when we use something handmade. This is your chance to create something you’ll use all the time.
This is the ultimate teapot workshop experience. They can be either hand-built or wheel-thrown.
And … if you need some where to clean your teapot, we are introducing our first kitchen sink/large bowl option. This we be done using a variation of the slab technique. Those who have been to the Fried Mudd Workshop, will recognise the bowl in the photograph.
Frogs, Frogs and More Frogs
Here is a workshop where you can make the loveable, native Maleny green tree frogs. In this workshop we will make buckets, taps, boots etc. for you to attach to your frogs, its endless what you can make … it’s up to you.
Come with a friend and create Fried Mudd’s original mascot. For inclusions, what to bring and expect keep scrolling to the bottom of the page.
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Come and join at the end of the year for the annual Christmas Special Workshop, where you can make gifts for family and friends, yourself and even the tree.
Usually appearing on the calendar at the end of the year.
- Guidance in deciding what you would like to make and take home with you
- Tuition to help you create your mudd masterpiece
- Continuous coffee, tea and cake
What to Bring
- Notepad and paper if you want to take notes about learnings throughout the session.
- Closed-in shoes and comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
- Please bring lunch to share, either salad, cheeses or a special dish to add to the table this makes it a feast!
- Cash for clay, we use Walker’s BRS (at $20 per block), firing ($20-40) and just in case something in the Fried Mudd Gallery takes your fancy 🙂
- Workshops for groups of 6-12 people can be organised
- Full payment is required to secure your booking
Collection of Fired Pieces
It takes approximately 3 weeks for your creation to thoroughly dry ready for firing. Once fired we offer a few ways for you to receive your clay creations:
- OPTION 1: Collect from the Fried Mudd Studio – prior appointment is essential.
- OPTION 2: Collect from Peace of Green Gallery in Maleny’s main street.
- OPTION 3: Elect not to pick them up. Seriously. Often, people just come for the experience and aren’t at all attached to their pieces (or feel it’s worth the drive, if some distance away).
You will receive an email once your pieces are ready for collection and work MUST be collected within 30 days of firing. No responsibility it taken for storing work after this 30 day period. We just don’t have the room.