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  • The Pottery and Textiles Experience is designed to inspire your creative energy through the discovery of various art forms, from Pottery to Rug Making and Basket Weaving, all with local based artists.

    Suitable for beginners, this is a fun filled experience for those wanting to unleash their creative side!

    Pottery is an organic beauty, created with one’s own hands. The limits on what you create are limited only by what you can dream. Learn the craft of handmade pottery from a ceramic artist and potter with over 30 years’ experience.

    All kinds of textured crafts are trending right now, so it makes sense that needle punching has joined the ranks! We learn how to master the art and create a small piece from a textile artist specialising, for over 25 years, in the design and production of hand tufted rugs.

    Get hands on experience identifying, harvesting and preparing local plant materials while learning the basic art of basket weaving from a creator who, over the past 30 years, has aimed to create art that "interprets the story of nature and show the beauty of the secrets it holds’.

    Minimum Numbers:
    All experiences need a minimum number of participants to operate at the price listed. The minimum number for the Pottery and Textiles Workshop is 6 participants, but it’s a very personal experience with a maximum of 8.

    Available Dates...
    Please Enquire

    About Your Pottery Instructor
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    Michael Jones

    Michael creates amazingly beautiful objects and runs courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced potters. Hand- building, wheel-throwing, glazing and decorating – learn it all at Michael’s studio..

    About Your Textiles Instructor
    Bec Andersen Instructor

    Bec Andersen

    Working from my studio on Tamborine Mountain, I design and produce Hand-tufted rugs. I design my rugs to be beautiful, but they are to be walked on as well...

    About Your Basket Weaving Instructor
    Cindy Wood Instructor

    Cindy Wood

    Artwork inspired by the magic of nature - I thoroughly enjoy being creative and love the challenge of visualizing an idea and bringing it to life in the form of a basket, sculpture, bag, journal, anything really...

  • Booking info...

    Our inclusive experiences are very popular, but have limited capacity, so can book out very quickly!

    Don’t miss securing your spot. Click the big RED ‘BOOK THIS PACKAGE’ button below, complete the form, and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours to discuss your booking and options further.

    Registrations for bookings close one week prior to each experience date, or unless sold out.

    Deposit & Final Payment

    To secure your reservation, we require 50% of the total fee payable as a deposit. Reservations are not confirmed until the deposit is received.

    Final payment will be due 1 month prior to the arrival date.

    Payment of the total experience will be required at the time of booking for all reservations made within 1 month of arrival. We reserve the right to decline any booking request.

    Cancellations

    Your deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled more than 30 days in advance of your stay.

    No refund of the deposit if the booking is cancelled with less than 30 days’ notice.

  • What to bring...

    ? Old clothes or an apron (all sessions)
    ? Dress making scissors (rug making)
    ? A cushion for comfort (basket weaving)
    ? All other materials will be supplied
    ? A great attitude and the willingness to learn!

    This is a self-drive experience, therefore own transportation is required

  • Inclusions...

    ☑ Accommodation...

    The Pottery and Textiles experience is inclusive of 4 nights accommodation from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfasts. If you are a group of 3 or 4 couples, you can opt for one of our amazing Holiday Houses.

    For those booking independently and wanting to share, we will try to pair you with another solo participant wanting to share a room. If we are unable to confirm this, an additional single supplement of $360 will be payable.

    ☑ 3 Day Workshop Programme
    ☑ Meals included each day where stated
    ☑ All Art Materials supplied

  • ACCOMMODATION

    The Pottery and Textiles Experience is inclusive of accommodation, which we allocate from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

    For groups with 3 or 4 couples travelling together, we will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of our fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

    For those booking independently and wanting to share, we will try to pair you with another solo participant wanting to share a room. If we are unable to confirm this, an additional single supplement of $360 will be payable.

    A daily breakfast is inclusive with all accommodation.

    The total cost for the Pottery and Textiles Experience including Bed & Breakfast or Holiday House is:

    * Please Enquire

    Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of our cottage destinations, either Seaview Farm Retreat or Witches Falls Cottages.

    The total cost, including the Introduction to Pottery and Textiles and the private cottage upgrade is:

    * Please Enquire

    Accommodation will be allocated from one of the Bed and Breakfast’s below, based on availability...

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    AMORE BED & BREAKFAST
    -- If you are looking for exceptional accommodation situated close to the heart of everything – then look no further than Amore. Offering elegant traditional B&B accommodation and the quality, charm and intuitive service you deserve Amore is the perfect place to relax.

    Eaglemount Lodge B&B Tamborine Mountain
    EAGLEMOUNT BED & BREAKFAST
    -- Charming & picturesque, the ideal getaway. Retreat to the cool of Tamborine Mountain and relax in the privacy of our luxurious Eaglemount Lodge estate, while still being close to all the restaurants, shops and activities of the Mountain.

    Tamborine Mountain B&B Exterior at Twilight
    TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BED & BREAKFAST
    -- Uniquely Australian Bed & Breakfast accommodation located atop beautiful Tamborine Mountain. Be captivated by the absolutely spectacular breathtaking views from your guest deck. Your home away from home - eat well, sleep well – relax, unwind, slow down.

    OR Choose a Shared Holiday House:
    Available at

    Bank House Lounge Room Into Kitchen
    Bank House Tamborine Mountain, must be booked as a group of three couples.

    Exterior SKY House
    Sky House Tamborine Mountain, must be booked as a group of three couples.

    Your Accommodation UPGRADE options:

    You may upgrade your accommodation..
    to one of our cottage destinations, either Seaview Farm Cottage or Witches Falls Cottages The total cost, including the Pottery and Textiles Workshop and upgrade is then:

    Twin share - please enquire
    Including the single supplement - please enquire

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    Witches Falls Cottages Tamborine Mountain.

    Seaview Cottage Exterior
    Seaview Farm Cottage Tamborine Mountain.

  • DAY 1

    Afternoon
    Arrive on Tamborine Mountain and be greeted at your accommodation. Check in is any time from 2pm.

    Relax and get used to your surroundings, maybe have a bite to eat, go for a rainforest walk or take a nap!

    Evening
    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines.

    DAY 2

    Pottery Studio Experience (10.00am – 3.00pm)

    Michael Jones creates amazingly beautiful objet d’art. Today you will learn the basics of pottery and commence working on your own piece under Michael's tuition.

    Following breakfast at your accommodation, make your way to Michael’s Eagle Heights Studio for a 10am start.

    The morning commences with an introduction to Michael's working methods.

    When you have learned how to experience the texture and feel of the clay, you will commence works on your very own masterpiece!

    We take a short break for a light lunch and wine in a beautiful setting with expansive views of the Gold Coast and Hinterland.

    After lunch, we regroup in the studio to finish construction of your work.

    The finished pieces will by fired and glazed by Michael and sent out or delivered within 2 weeks.

    Evening
    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse
    range of cuisines.

    Destinations: Michael Jones’ Studio
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, light lunch

    DAY 3

    Punch Needle Embroidery with Bec Andersen (10.00am – 3.00pm)

    Bec Andersen is a textile artist specialising in the design and production of hand tufted rugs. She has been making rugs for 25 years, designing and creating her unique rugs made purely from wool that she dyes herself from naturally derived pigments.

    Punch needle embroidery, a member of the rug hooking family, is often referred to as painting with thread. With punch needle, your tool pierces the fabric on one side and leaves a loop on the other.

    All kinds of textured crafts are trending right now, so it makes sense that needle punching has joined the ranks! This technique also allows you to mix different fibres, weights, and stitch heights to create to-die-for textures.

    After a hearty breakfast, pack your scissors and make your way to Bec Andersen’s delightfully rustic studio by 10am.

    Through the course of the day you will learn the basic techniques of Punch Needle Embroidery.

    Bec will guide you on how to use the tools to create a small piece, such as a cushion or mat.

    At the completion of the day, you will be ready to make bigger and better pieces of your own!

    Evening
    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse
    range of cuisines.

    Destinations: Bec Andersen’s Studio
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, morning tea and a light lunch

    DAY 4

    Basket Weaving with Natural Fibres (10.00am – 4.00pm)

    Today’s the final day to unlock your talent and have some fun with nature!

    Having discovered basket weaving nearly 30 years ago Cindy Wood has created everything from baskets and sculpture to jewellery and lampshades, utilising a collection of rainforest debris, clay, pure wool felt, crystals and seeds.

    In today’s workshop, you will learn the basic basket techniques, designed to spark and begin your own weaving journey. This is a great opportunity to reinvent yourself... refocus... relax... connect with new people... while being creative and inspired in a natural environment.

    Your morning starts with a delightful breakfast at your accommodation before making your way to the workshop destination. Remember to wear old clothes or bring an apron as some natural fibres can stain; and bring your cushion along.

    Commencing at 10am, you will enjoy a fabulously fun workshop in the garden being inspired by the magic of nature.

    Cindy will share easy weaving techniques and simple ways to identify fibres from your garden and nature to utilize when making your own unique baskets. Using a base of cane you will add natural fibres from the garden to your own creation.

    You will learn how to prepare banana fibres on the day and discuss storage possibilities and growing your own weaving supplies.

    Destinations: Workshop location
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, light lunch

    DAY 5

    Take time to enjoy your breakfast before you check out of your accommodation by 10am.

    Meal inclusions: breakfast

Book now securely and we will contact you within 24 hours

Prices

  • Per Person Twin Share $950
  • Per Person Twin Share (upgrade) $1,180
  • Per Person with Single Supplement $1,310
  • Per Person with Single Supplement (upgrade) $1,770

Available Seats: 8

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Experience Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272
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What is Experience Tamborine Mountain all about?

Experience Tamborine Mountain is an eclectic collection of like-minded businesses that share a passion for the cool, sub-tropical rainforest paradise that lies near Queensland’s capital, Brisbane and behind the Gold Coast.

Using our specialist local knowledge and connections, we’ve carefully curated a varied menu of activities and experiences that will appeal to visitors’ diversity, tastes and aspirations. And, because one size does not necessarily fit all, we recognise the importance of also crafting tailored experiences for special interest individuals or groups.

The best takeaway from travelling is the stories you’ll have and the abiding memories of simple pleasures, of unplanned serendipitous moments, encounters with locals, and even life-altering learning.  We believe in the importance of sharing the little things with our visitors as well as the big ticket moments and look forward to helping you discover them so you’ll have your own stories to tell.

Tamborine Mountain – what to do and where to stay?

Mountain destinations translate to achingly beautiful scenery and views, crisp, clean air, a plethora of local wildlife and pristine forest, and Tamborine Mountain is no exception. Against this glorious backdrop exists a diverse and colourful cottage industry with numerous local artists and craftspeople, a variety of natural and man-made attractions, award-winning wineries, a vibrant cafe and restaurant scene, soft adventure for the thrill-seekers, festivals, special events and country markets.

These are all supported by a host of accommodation options including generous country homes that suit extended family or corporate groups, warm and welcoming B & Bs and intimate couples’ cottages.

What can Experience Tamborine Mountain offer you?

To truly experience and participate in the essence of this special place can be intimate, personal, challenging, exhilarating and even life-affirming. We can show you the main spots to take the pretty pictures, but more importantly, we can help you explore our back streets where you will create a personal connection with our mountain that will continue to touch you long after you leave.

Sometimes the simplest moments during a trip away can provide the greatest memories and experiences – it could be the taste of a new dish, lovingly prepared by a passionate champion of  regional produce; an encounter with a knowledgeable, generous winemaker who loves to share a yarn ; laughing with family as you play a board game at a sprawling farmhouse dining table; the sound of birdsong as you light a fire before breakfast; or simply slowing down and being in the moment, exploring the beauty of an ancient rainforest.

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Get to know our mountain by connecting to our history, our culture and our people – authentic experiences, uncontrived, sometimes simple, sometimes adrenalin-inducing; something literally for everyone. We have created these experiences for you, so you can now go and live them.

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