January Workshop | 1.5 Hours + Glazing

Penguin Mug

Join us for this 2-visit workshop!

Discover the magic of stoneware clay, with the help of a little penguin friend, in this 2 part clay workshop!

January | Penguin Mug | 1.5 Hr Instructor Guided Workshop


Workshop Details

Join us on a journey into the icy realms of Antarctica as we craft the cutest mug you've ever held —the Penguin Mug! 

No matter your skill level, we will guide you through the art of clay hand-building as you mold and shape the clay into a mug. Then, add in the penguin details, and the sturdy handle to make it unique to you! This workshop is perfect for beginners.


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

2. Glaze: Return to the studio to add the beautiful glazes. Book at least one week after your build date. We recommend 1-1.5 hours, depending on the amount of detail :)

3. Pick Up: We will fire it again in the kiln. Approx. 10 days after glazing, it’s ready to be collected


3.5" H × 3" D

Techniques & Materials

Techniques: slab building, scratch and slip, handle creation, glazing

Materials: white or white speckled stoneware clay, underglaze, clear high fire 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. 

"In every handmade piece, there's a little piece of the artist's heart."