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Little Bach Pottery Studio

Hello, I'm Tessa Chisholm, the Little Bach Potter.

I live in Waikuku beach, a sleepy seaside community in North Canterbury, New Zealand. 

I create wheel-thrown pottery from high fired Stoneware and Porcelain.

I also teach pottery classes and workshops to small groups, encouraging creativity and relaxation through the process of slowing down, connecting with clay, yourself and new friends.

 If I'm not in the studio you'll find me walking in the Beech forest, sketching birds & trees. Or strolling down the beach with Rata the pottery dog & a flask of coffee. 

Follow Little Bach Pottery on Instagram or Facebook for studio open days and pottery sales & cute dog pics.

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Pottery Classes  

Beginner to intermediate wheel throwing classes are now on at the studio.

The beginners course will teach you the foundational skills to throw pots on the wheel. Starting with cylinders and mugs that you will glaze at the end of term. As you progress you will learn more advanced forms. With a maximum of 6 students per class, you'll receive lots of one on one support.

2023 term dates as follows:

Class fees:
$280.00 for the 8 week term.
Clay is approx $35 for a 10kg bag.
Tools and Batts are also available to purchase.
Glazing and firing fees are calculated by weight at the time of firing.

Private group sessions:
This is a 3 hour intro to wheel throwing, for groups of 4-6 people.
You will learn to throw small pots on the wheel, with a little hand building if there's time.
Your pottery will be glazed, fired and ready for collection a few weeks later.
The fees are $140.00 per person, this includes clay, glazing and firing.

One on One tuition & Gift certificates available.

If you're interested in any of the above, please use the form below to send me a message, 

Term 1: Mon 6-8pm, Feb 13- Apr 3 Tues 10am-12pm, Feb 14- Apr 4 Tues 6-8pm, Feb 14- Arp 4 Wed 6-8pm, Feb 15- Apr 5

Term 2:  Mon 6-8pm, Apr 24-Jun12 Tues 10am-12pm, Apr 25- Jun 13 Tues 6-8pm, Apr 25- Jun 13 Wed 6-8pm, Apr 26- Jun 14

Term 3:  Mon 6-8pm, Jul 31- Sep18 Tues 10am-12pm, Aug 1- Sep 19 Tues 6-8pm, Aug 1- Sep 19 Wed 6-8pm, Aug 2- Sep 20

Term 4:  Mon 6-8pm, Oct 9- Nov 30 Tues 10am-12pm, Oct 10- Nov 31 Tues 6-8pm, Oct 10- Nov 31 Wed 6-8pm, Oct 11- Dec 1

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