Hi, I am Yegana Jafarova, founder of Silky Shapes Pottery Studio. I have been involved in pottery for 11 years, and am passionate about sharing my skills with people who are also captivated by the ability to shape beautiful objects out of clay.
The Silky Shapes Studio is situated in a busy commercial area of Crows Nest, a few minutes drive from the Sydney CBD. There is free 2 hour street parking on Hayberry Street and in Woolworths across the street from the studio. We are also in a very close proximity from various public transportation options, cafes and restaurants. Great equipment, small groups, and abundance of natural light make our pottery classes enjoyable and fun.
Our beginners' 3 class package is designed to teach wheel throwing, trimming and glazing basic cylinders. All our pottery classes are 2 hours long, provide detailed demonstrations and continuous oversight, and include all materials.
Upon completion of the beginner's class, students are welcome to continue classes as returning students, where they will improve their basic skills and learn more advanced techniques so they can take on bigger projects and make sets of matching functional ware, teapots, make molds and slip cast pottery, slab and coil building, as well as various surface decoration techniques.
Customized pottery classes are available for groups and can be a perfect solution for birthday parties, team building, hen parties, etc. During these events your guests can either make their own pieces from clay and leave them to be finalized by us before they can be picked up in a few weeks or take advantage of ready ceramic pieces, which they can personalize and decorate the way they want to.
Our regular pottery classes are suitable for children from age 12. If you are interested in organizing an event for a group of children aged below 12, please call to discuss the details.
Students do not need to bring anything to the class, but we recommned wearing comfortable casual clothes to be able to sit up close to the wheel and not worry about getting clay drops on your clothes. Also pulling back long hair and trimming your nails will be helpful when you are working with clay.