August Workshop | 2 hours + Glazing

Happy Clay Chimes

Join us for this 2-visit* clay workshop!

Let’s channel the carefree spirit of summertime where laughter, sunshine and happiness fills the air. *Glazing is not included in the building price for all 2-part workshops.

August | Happy Clay Chimes | 2 Hr Instructor Guided Workshop


Workshop Details

Enjoy the magic that unfolds as you create your very own Happy Clay Chimes using stoneware clay.

Learn how to handbuild charming bells to hang inside or outside of your home. We will teach you the sgraffito (scratching) technique to make these truly unique, colourful and textured. This workshop is perfect for those who like working with their hands and creating beautiful things to add character to their homes—no experience necessary!


1. Build & Sculpt: 2 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 1.5-2 hours, 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.


1-2.5" H × 2.5-3" D

Techniques & Materials

Techniques: handbuilding, slab building, sgraffito, glazing

Materials: 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. 

“Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy.”

—Elizabeth Gilbert