WORKSHOP | Hand Built Ceramic Vessels with Peta Berghofer

WORKSHOP | Hand Built Ceramic Vessels with Peta Berghofer

When: Sat 21st of November 2020

Time: 11:00am - 2.00pm

Duration: 3 hours

Where: artisan 45 King St Bowen Hills

Cost: $130 per person

Suitable for : Ages18+. No experience necessary


About the workshop:

Learn to build ceramic vessels using your hands and just a few simple tools!

Dive in to a beginner, clay hand building lesson with Toowoomba based artist, Peta Berghofer. During this workshop participants will create their own sculptural and functional vessels inspired by everyday forms. To follow, objects can be decorated with a selection of ceramic colours. You'll take home a bunch of clay joining knowledge and 2 objects full of character!

The cost of the class includes materials and kiln firings for a small practice work and one final artwork.

Please bring an apron or wear clothes that can get messy. All tools are supplied, but you are most welcome to bring your own!

* This class does not include lessons on glazing or kiln firing. After the class, all final pieces will be left to dry and then glazed and fired locally. This will keep your artworks durable and food safe. Your completed works will be available for collection within 3 weeks of the workshop.

We provide:

  • Materials, tools and an instruction sheet
  • Tea, coffee and snacks

What to bring:

  • Closed in shoes and clothes that can get a little messy

About Peta Berghofer:

Peta Berghofer completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) at the University of Southern Queensland in 2016, receiving First Class Honours. She has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions since, while having dedicated 2019 to attending artist residencies throughout Europe. Using hand building and slip casting techniques, her work explores the boundaries between sculptural and functional ceramics.

Berghofer has conducted a series of ceramic workshops with Toowoomba’s First Coat Studios, and remains passionate about teaching. She is currently a studio technician at the University of Southern Queensland, instructing a variety of sculpture workshops.

COVID-Safe Policy:

Please be assured artisan has well considered COVID-safe protocols regarding our workshop programming. You will be offered socially distanced seating, access to your own PPE sanitation options at your workspace, a projected display of the facilitator's workspace as they instruct the class, so no need for crowding, and a large extremely well ventilated workshop venue. If you have any queries, please contact

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted.

Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded.

You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to