August Workshop | 1.5 hours + Glazing

A Whale Of A Planter

Join us for this 2-visit* clay workshop!

This August, dive into the wonderful world of clay by creating a beautiful whale planter with us.

*Glazing is not included in the building price for all 2-part workshops.

August | A Whale Of A Planter | 1.5 Hr Instructor Guided Workshop


Workshop Details

Dive deep into this wonderful whale workshop and enjoy the process of creating a unique and functional clay planter inspired by our large ocean friends.

These whimsical whale planters serve as both functional art and a cherished keepsake. Simplicity meets elegance in this stoneware clay workshop, as the project is glazed with high-fire white as a final touch before you take it home. Bring a friend to make sure it’s a whale-y great time. 🐳


1. Build & Sculpt: 1.5 hours of instruction, stay up to 30 min after to finesse. Create using our high fire clay and we will dry and fire the clay in the kiln.

2. Glaze: Return to the studio to add the beautiful glazes. Book at least one week after your build date. We recommend booking 1 hour, depending on the amount of detail :)

3. Pick Up: We will fire it again in the kiln. In approximately 10 days after glazing, it’ll be ready for pick up.


3.5" H × 6" L × 3.25" W

Techniques & Materials

Techniques: handbuilding, slab building, glazing

Materials: stoneware clay, high fire white glaze

Stoneware Clay 101

The most important thing to remember when working with clay is to relax and enjoy the process of making hand made art! Clay is like magical mud for creating fantastic pottery and cool ceramics. First, you shape it into whatever you want. Then it has to air dry and go into a super-hot oven called a kiln, where it gets fired at really high temperatures (around 1,200°C!). After it’s been fired once it’s ready for the colourful and clear glazes! Finally. it gets fired again to cure the glazes to the clay. 

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

—Christopher Columbus