Create your own Yunomi cup with Aurélie from Studio Panoply


1:30pm – 4pm


Take up the creative challenge of hand building your own Yunomi cup using the old japanese Kurinuki technique!

Guided by your passionate teacher Aurélie, you’ll learn how to carve a cup out of a single block of clay.

Crafting pottery using the Kurinuki technique is easy to learn, instinctive and spontaneous. Each piece will be unique and can vary depending on your intentions and taste: they can be rough and strong looking or elegantly shaped.

Once properly dried your pieces will be fired with a glaze of your choice offsite at Studio Panoply in Norwood. You will be able to pick up your finished Yunomi cups from Fabrik at the end of June, after three weeks to ensure that your piece is properly dried and fired .

This workshop is perfect for anyone who is curious about exploring this Japanese technique. It is also beginner friendly and suitable for all skill levels aged 16 years and over (sharp tools are used as a part of the process)

The class size will be capped at 12 participants to ensure lots opportunity for conversation and learning. However, we do need a minimum of 6 participants to proceed (lots of communication and a full refund would be made to those who have registered in this instance.)

What to bring:

Please bring your own apron, things could get messy!

What’s included:

All materials (clay + glazes), all tools are provided as well as the firing of your pieces, afternoon tea including a selection of teas and plunger coffee and light refreshments All materials, expert tuition and afternoon tea are included.

Meet your Maker:

Aurélie has been drawing and hand building with clay for as far back as she can remember. Her mother was a potter and would encourage her to transform drawings into 3D objects in her studio.

Growing up in France and then Portugal, Aurélie completed a degree in Graphic Design at the Fine Arts University in Lisbon. After a period working as a graphic designer, she returned to her true passion of illustration spending several years as a free-lance illustrator working for the major publishers in Portugal. Alongside this, she also gave pottery classes part-time. A move to South Africa in 2017 provided a source of inspiration from the massive landscapes and beautiful wildlife, and is followed by her most recent move to Adelaide in 2021 where Aurélie continues to do what she loves most: drawing and sculpting. Aurélie has created Studio Panopoly to share her artworks and skills with others.

Location + COVID Safe Protocols

This workshop will take place in our sunny ground floor Blanket Room Foyer at Fabrik, look out for directional signage on the day.

Participants are asked to abide by SA Health COVID safe protocols in place at the time of the workshop and only attend if they are feeling well.

If you have any questions, please contact René at Fabrik via email on

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