Ceramics Open Studio

A fun and relaxing class to perfect and practice

Next Available: Thu, 20 Aug 6:00PM (AEST) (8 more dates)
3 hours
Book Now (http://makerspaceandco.weteachme.com/l/puTboysr)



Are you one of the many aspiring ceramicists that would like further support after completing our Intro to Ceramics course? 

From practising your throwing to creating your own dining set this class really does give you free reign and expert guidance.  

Join our Open Studio Ceramics class to work on any project or project your chosen ceramics skill.

These Open Studio classes will be running from week to week and students are free to book individual classes and of course multiple classes if you have a project in mind. 

Remy will support you as you progress though your self-directed project/s at your own pace and practice. You’ll learn essential ceramics skills, new techniques, get inducted (or do a refresher) on the machinery.

Less experienced students will be offered sample projects to help teach the basic skills. More advanced students can work on independent projects.

Total beginners – this is not for you. You are asked to attend our Intro to Ceramics course first. 


What do you get? 3 hours a session, max 10 participants, and a dedicated Technician to help you:

  • Equipment inductions and/or refreshers.
  • Address skills gaps for essential ceramic skills.
  • Make a game plan for that next project.
  • Refine and resolve the design and work out how to tackle making it.
  • Guide you through your project from beginning to end.
  • Some materials are included, but students are expected to bring their own materials for special projects – the teacher can help with recommendations. (For example: terracotta clay body or special types of glaze) 
  • Free bisque firing 
  • Storage 


  • Book into the next available Open Studio Class.
  • Bring drawings, materials, (clay, glaze, tools etc) and anything else you need to work on your project. MakerSpace can recommend suppliers.
  • The technician will work across the group, making sure you stay on track



Remy Pajaczkowski-Russell is a Sydney based ceramicist who works between making production domestic ware and his sculptural practice. He trained in Sydney at the National Art School majoring in ceramics before moving to France to work in traditional French studio potteries in La Borne.  Since returning from France, Remy has been working in the ceramic field in Sydney in a variety of different roles, from artists assistant and studio management to teaching and course designing.

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:  http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn
  • Machinery inductions and/or refreshers.
  • Address skills gaps for essential ceramics skills.
  • Guide you through your project from beginning to end (book multiple weeks)
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.
  • Use of earthenware clay, basic glazes, & firing

What to bring
  • Bring drawings, special materials (specific glazes or shaping tools) and anything else you need to work on your project. MakerSpace can recommend suppliers.
What to wear

Please wear casual clothes (it will get messy!)

Appropriate for

If you are looking for totally new skills and this department is new to you, please check out our CLASS page.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.


I agree to give MakerSpace & Company unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at MakerSpace & Company classes and events or on MakerSpace & Company's premises. (For use of MakerSpace & Company marketing materials).


MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer.  If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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21 February 2020 • Ceramics Open Studio

Remy is a great instructor, the open studio is a perfect way to practice the skills you learnt in a very relaxing atmosphere :) highly recommend!


17 February 2020 • Ceramics Open Studio

The Ceramics Open Studio session is great - perfect to spend time on projects and re-learn skills from the intro course in an open, free and relaxed way.