Ceramic Planter Workshop

Make your own fired ceramic planter

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What: Ceramic Planter Workshop

When: Thursday 29th November, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Where: 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au


Hand building with clay offers endless possibilities for creating a variety forms. 

In this workshop students will be shown how to hand-make a ceramic plant holder. 

Various surface decoration and textures will be used to create their own unique piece, such as stamps and found objects such as leaves. If you have a favourite stamp at home, please bring it with you!

This workshop is ideal for those wanting an introduction to the clay making process, to develop new skills and create your own planter which you can take home once fired! No experience necessary, just bring your imagination! Both one-on-one & group demonstrations given by the teacher, Jennifer Conroy Smith.

Stoneware clays will be used in this workshop.

All items created will be glazed by the teacher after the first firing. All glazes used are food safe and microwave safe.

Students will be emailed once their work is ready for collection.

Your Teacher: 

Jennifer is an Artist specialising in sculptural porcelain, predominantly creating site specific installations and wall pieces. Her suspended sculptures consist of multiple hand formed pieces of porcelain, with most encompassing several hundred to thousands of individual pieces. All work is made by hand in Jennifer's studio and investigates thinness of form, light, shadow and movement through tactile forms that are inspired by the natural world. Graduating with First Class Honours in 3D Design in 2002, from Staffordshire University, UK, in the heart of the ceramic industry, Jennifer then gained a Masters Degree and moved to London managing design studios and working with a variety of clients, before establishing her own studio in London working on commissions for National and International clients. 

In addition to running the studio, Jennifer expanded her design expertise training as an Art Lecturer, and has taught in a range of educational institutes from Universities to Colleges and private tuition.  Relocating to her husband’s home town of Melbourne, Australia, Jennifer re-established the studio and creates work for clients both within Australia and Worldwide, whilst also lecturing at RMIT University.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferconroysmith_ceramics/

Website: https://www.jenniferconroysmith.com/

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community. We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free. 


Put Your Heart Into It lives at 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote - just off High Street. The best way to reach us is on the 86 tram, heading towards Bundoora. 

Alight at stop 34 (Bent St/High St) and continue along High Street in the same direction before turning right onto Langwells Parade. 

Number 10 is located a few buildings down on your right hand side, and our studio at number 1 is on your left once inside the front door. We are a 5 minute walk from Northcote Train Station, and if you are driving, there is ample parking available in the Northcote Plaza car park. We also have a bike rack inside! Doors open at the start time. If you happen to arrive earlier, explore one of the many great venues on our door step in the bustling hub of High Street. We look forward to seeing you.

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What you will learn
  • How to work the clay to create an organic, free formed planter
  • How to incorporate texture and apply surface decoration.
  • Techiniques to build a sturdy, robust and beautiful planter
What you will get
  • All materials and tools provided including stoneware clays, stamps for textures.
  • Welcomed into the Put Your Heart Into It community whilst giving yourself time to be mindful & creative.
  • Pick up your glazed and fired planter from our studio to use for years to come.
  • A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening, wine and tea

What to bring
  • All materials supplied
  • If you have a favourite stamp or leaf at home, please bring it with you.
  • A box, container, bag when collecting your fired pieces. We will give you the dates & times of when you can pick it up from us on the night.
What to wear

Whatever you fancy

Appropriate for

Everyone welcome

Refund Policy

Please refer to clause (1) of our Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

This contract outlines an agreement and includes all contractional obligations on even date between Put Your Heart Into It and the You the Customer in regard to the Workshop to which this booking confirmation pertains.

(1) All bookings are Non-Refundable 

(2) All Bookings are Transferable to a second party in the event that the customer is unable to attend the workshop, such transfers must be requested 7 hours prior to the Workshop for desired transfers to be eligible.

(3) In the rare event that Put Your Heart Into It is required to cancel a Workshop the customer will receive either a full refund within 3 days of said cancellation or the opportunity to transfer said booking to another Put Your Heart Into It workshop of even value within 12 (twelve) months of said cancellation.

(4) Cancellations may be advised by Put Your Heart Into It at any time prior to the Workshop event.

(5) Put Your Heart Into It  reserves the right to use any images taken at the workshops for Social Media & Advertising, if you wish for images not to be shared Put Your Heart Into It requests same to be expressed in writing prior to Workshop event.

(6) In the Event that you do not agree with the above Terms & Conditions you may request a full refund within 48 hours of even date of receipt of this booking confirmation.

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06 December 2018 • Ceramic Planter Workshop

This was the second workshop I have done with Put Your Heart Into It. I loved my first experience but this one was exceptional! The class had excellent structure and support from a teacher who's knowledge and skill was just inspiring. I've wanted to get my hands into some pottery for some time but feared the commitment to any significant course or study so this was just perfect to have a taste of what I'd craved.


04 December 2018 • Ceramic Planter Workshop

Laura and her team provide an exceptionally warm and generous experience. The grazing table was beautiful to look at and to eat from as well, and although I did not partake, there was a good selection of wine and bubbles. Jennifer Conroy-Smith is an excellent tutor, and has her class planned really well-you WILL make 2 pinch pots in under 3 hours under her guidance! I had a really pleasant and inspiring evening amongst a great group of people.


01 December 2018 • Ceramic Planter Workshop

Really lovely space and setup, amazing food