Develop your creativity and produce an amazing piece of clay art worthy of proud display. As an aspiring artist, with or without experience, you will make your pottery or sculpture masterpiece from your own creative ingenuity, at your own pace and with plenty of one-on-one guidance from Cathy Spencer, Award Winning Potter and Sculptor.
The Fried Mudd studio runs several workshops throughout the year. You will find a list below of our current workshops. We also cater to private groups – if you have your own group of friends let me know what dates work for you and we can create a one day or weekend workshop just for you!
Bathing Beauties - 05-06-2022
Your alter ego
The last workshop in the Autumn Series has, by popular demand, become the first one in the Winter calendar! These sassy ladies have captured many a heart.
This is almost a sculpture class in its own right! In this workshop you will create your own Bathing Beauty. I will guide you through step by step how to create the form. No experience is necessary, just a smile!
Price is all inclusive of 6kg of clay, bisque firing, glazing.
Magpies and Currawongs - 08-06-2022
Birds of a Feather
Magpies are one of my favourite birds in the real world and were always in abundance in North Maleny. Still prevalent here in Noosa, they share the skies with the vocal Currawongs, so it seems appropriate to add them to the mix.
Attendees will create their bird in the morning and apply under glaze after lunch.
I will be providing an option, to purchase a pair of steel legs on the day, for $10.00 a pair.
Inner Goddess - 25-06-2022
A goddess of love, hope, or prosperity ... you decide.
Come alone and join the group or bring your friends and play in the Mudd with Cathy to create your own Inner Goddess.
This workshop is designed to create your own goddess, it can be a goddess of love, hope, or prosperity you decide.
We will then talk about the goddess we have chosen or still deciding on. After settling in we will get in touch with the clay by finding our centre – stillness within.
Cathy will guide us through a lovely visualisation, while feeling the clay we prepare our mind and body to create. Watch the magic happen!
Try Your Hand - 02-07-2022
Have you allowed yourself to be creative lately?
This is two hours of hand building creativity. It’s about learning the basic techniques and creating something in a small amount of time, particularly designed for the time poor. It gives you the opportunity to make that one piece or a few small pieces, such as an egg holder, plates & mugs or handmade tea pot, miniature guinea fowls or hens – there will be a different theme each time it runs.
If you only have a few hours and don’t mind getting a little muddy, then this workshop is for you. Especially designed for beginners who want to explore their creative side – but be warned – it’s addictive.
Mudpies for Children - 06-07-2022
Winter holiday creativity
Young artists can experiment with a variety of creation methods while they learn to think about their ideas. There is something magical about children when they immerse themselves into creativity.
Once a child learns to express and execute their personal visions in clay, they can become empowered in ways that go beyond the walls of the studio or classroom. They'll have fun stimulating the imagination and learning a range of hand building techniques.
MOOlaney Cows - 17-07-2022
You can take the girl out of Maleny ...
Cows have been an icon for Maleny for as long as I can remember. I was brought up on a dairy farm just outside of Maleny and my parents sold cream to the local dairy co-operative for many years. Cows have always played a big part of my childhood and they bring back many fond memories.
They are fun animals with big hearts. In this workshop you will make a MOOlaney cow for you to add your own touch of character - and fall in love with them too!
Hens Day Out - 20-07-2022
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.
Price is all inclusive of 6kg of clay and bisque firing costs.
If you think someone you know might like to come along to one of these workshops, you can buy them a Gift Voucher! They can use the voucher towards any workshop in the Calendar, Private Workshops or in the Noosaville Gallery.