Hands wrapped around the handmade clay bowl in winterwares studio

Private Workshops

with Simone, founder of Winterwares

 

“It was a delight to create peacefully without interruption and produce something beyond what I thought would be possible in such a short time. Would recommend it to everyone.” – Gabby

Give yourself permission to slow down

 

I’d be delighted to host you and your partner for a special anniversary, a group of friends for a hen’s or baby shower or just becuase you want to do something wonderful and memorable with the people you love.

 Private workshops in the Winterwares pottery studio are designed to give you some time out from the busyness of day to day life. My aim is to give you the experience of meditation through movement. When your hands are busy your mind naturally becomes quiet and calm.

We’ll spend a day slowing down and being in the moment with your hands in the clay to create your own piece. There’s no pressure to create a particular style, I’ll gently guide you to create something that you’ll love.

Happy customer holding the mug she made at the Winterwares pottery workshop in Perth

OPTION ONE – 1.5 HOURS

Mindful Making

Handmade Cup

 

In this 1.5 hour class you’ll be making your own cup, customised in size and shape to suit your perfect brew.

Includes a tasting plate

Enjoy a tasting board of delicious local fare, hand selected by Simone from her favorite local providores.

This workshop is $139 per person

“I loved every aspect of the day! From the chai tea at the start to the finished products at the end. I love that no matter how creative or experienced you are with pottery, every piece made by everyone was special and beautiful” – Kirtsy

To find out more or book a workshop email Simone

Happy customer holding the serving bowl she made at the Winterwares pottery workshop in Perth

OPTION TWO – 4 HOURS

Mindful Making

Serving Bowl

 

The four hour workshop experience is to give you time to step away from your day to day demands and relax.

Includes lunch & afternoon tea

You’ll be treated to a nourishing, sit-down home style lunch, inspired by what’s fresh and in season and served in beautiful Winterwares ceramics. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy freshly baked cake with your choice of a barista made coffee, tea or chai.

This workshop is $249 per person

“I felt surrounded by beauty. I loved that is was about the process and experience, I loved that we shared lunch together, I loved that every little detail had been considered. Thank you for sharing your space, your knowledge, and the love and intention behind the work that you do.” Alicia

To find out more or book a workshop email Simone

Included in all workshops

FIRING & GLAZING
Simone will fire and glaze your pieces after the workshop for you to collect three weeks later.

MATERIALS & TOOLS
You don’t need to bring anything along. I’ve all the materials and tools for you to create your pottery piece.

YOUR CERAMIC PIECE
You’ll create a ceramic piece that is beautful and functional that you will be able to use in your everyday life.

What people have said about the workshops at Winterwares


Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not very artistic, will I be able to make something nice?

The classes I teach are easy for any skill level. We won’t be using a wheel, it’s all hand building. Winterwares workshops aren’t about learning specific pottery techniques, they’re about having the experience of relaxing in a beautiful, calming space.

I love your style of ceramics, can you teach me how to make plates and bowls exactly like yours?

I’m so delighted that you love the Winterwares range, thank you! This is my personal style that I’ve created and it’s important to me that you find your own style. The focus on the class is not about creating a certain piece or having a particular pre-determined outcome. I want you to draw your attention to the process of being in the moment rather than being worried about the end result.

How many people can come to a private class?

On weekdays, the minimum number is 2 and maximum is 10. The minimum number for a Saturday or Sunday is 6 people.

Where is the workshop held?

The Winterwares studio is at 10 Stack Street, Fremantle. In the co-op working warehouse called Stackwood. Winterwares workshops run independently from the Stackwood workshops.

What is your refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. If you need to change the date, 48 hours notice is required.

Do you have workshops for children?

My workshops aren’t suitable for children. There are some fantastic kid’s clay workshops at the Fremantle Art Centre in the school holidays that you could check out.

Hands wrapped around the handmade clay bowl in winterwares studio