ONLINE WORKSHOP: Colour me happy


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Join Larissa for a fun and informative 2.5hr online workshop on Sunday 28th February 2021 at 9am Brisbane, Australia time. UTC+10 hours

This online workshop is all about COLOUR in clay and the FIRST ever private online workshop with Larissa Warren (aka @ratbagstudios)

The 2.5 hour online workshop will be on Sunday 28th February 2021 at 9am Brisbane, Australia time. UTC+10 hours and will involve

  • an introduction talk, a tour of Larissa’s studio (a converted underground bunker) and a peak into her lush mountain setting
  • a demonstration of how to mix colour into clay (specifically porcelain)
  • how to create freestyle nerikomi pattern blocks
  •  & how to incorporate these pattern slices in both hand built and wheel thrown works
  • You will also receive a PDF resource after the workshop which will cover the methods, materials and tools discussed, as well as how to successfully dry and fire your works.

Suitable for beginners and experienced clay folk, we will focus on how colour and pattern can be used to communicate moods and your own unique style. We will explore how to embrace colour in ceramics without the use of glazes, as well as how to make wonderful contrasting/ harmonious combinations or monotone blends. Larissa, an experienced Art teacher and professional exhibiting artist will discuss her colour inspirations and how these translate into each of her unique ceramic collections.

The workshop will be hosted by Larissa in her home studio based on Tamborine Mountain in Australia and Joanne Mackenzie will MC the zoom event. There will be time for questions during and after the session.

Important: You are purchasing a ticket to attend a LIVE zoom workshop. As such the event will NOT be available as a recording to participants who are unable to attend. Before purchasing we recommend that you calculate your local time e.g. Brisbane 9am on 28/02/2021 is N.Y.= there are loads of time converters on the web to confirm your time. Jo and I will email everyone on Sunday 21st Feb at 8:30am so you can also check that time difference when the message arrives.


Please ignore ‘care and shipping’ instructions below but take time to view and agree to my conditions of participation in online workshops before purchasing.

Care Instructions

All of my ceramic pieces sold are useable and made to store liquids. The body of each piece is made using one of Australia’s finest porcelains, fired to 1280°C and fully vitrified.  Due to the nature of combining various stoneware, raw minerals and porcelain clays, your work may have some very superficial (thin and only surface deep) spilts on the outside. This is rare, but does not change the function of the work. If your cup/vessel leaks, of course please contact me, however, all cups are checked and tested before sale.

If your ceramic piece has not been glazed, rather has a polished finish, I have applied Liquid Quartz ceramic sealer, which is a food safe, permeating sealer designed for use on unglazed ceramic ware. Click here for more information about this product.  Due to the thin walls of your porcelain piece, please be mindful that hot liquids will be hot to touch if in a porcelain cup. Careful hand washing of your ceramic ware is advised.


I will ship orders within 4 days of receiving the payment. They will be well packaged with recycled packing materials and sent by Australia Post. A tracking number will be provided via email. Australia Post Standard is generally 3-10 days with tracking – no insurance. Please contact me if you would like to add insurance or express postage. COVID has impacted greatly on international shipping. I am currently able to provide standard and express postage to USA, Canada, New Zealand & Singapore. Any import duties, fees, &/or taxes payable in your country are the responsibility of the buyer. U.K. buyers please contact Thrown Contemporary in London to purchase.

If you end up paying too much for shipping I will refund you the access via PayPal and send you a message to let you know. 


If you have purchased a Live Zoom Workshop, you will receive a confirmation and reminders leading up to the event. 24 hours prior to the event the link to the event will be emailed to the email that you registered with. If you do not attend the event, there are no refunds offered, however all registrants will be provided with PDF resources. The online event and resources are copyright and all registering participants agree that they will not share, reproduce or alter them.