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Ceramics | Wheel Throwing Pottery Introduction | one day workshop

Workshop overview:

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at wheel throwing pottery, then this is introductory workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn and practice the basics and you’re sure to get hooked!
This session is suitable for absolute beginners or those who have already had a go and would like to practice under the guidance of a tutor.

What to expect:

  • watch demonstrations by your tutor who will show you step by step what to do
  • learn how to prepare your clay (wedging)
  • practise the fundamental techniques of wheel throwing including: centering and shaping
  • practise throwing simple cylinders (pots and bowls)

What should I wear?

Wear old closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes you are relaxed about getting clay on. For wheel throwing, best to wear comfortable pants/trousers as you’ll sit close to the wheel as you throw.
Bring an apron.
We also recommend you trim your nails first (no guarantees that your manicure will last when working with clay!)

What should I bring?

Your apron.
An old hand towel

What is included?

Your fee includes all tutoring materials, clay, bisque and a follow up glazing session and glaze firing.

Will my vessels be fired?

Included in your fee is the firing of up to 4 vessels of your choice. You can have more vessels fired for an additional fee of $15 per piece. Vessels made on the day will need to dry before being bisque fired and this could take a couple of weeks. We will notify students when their work is fired and ready for collection or so that you can book in for a glazing session.

See our full program of term, one and two day ceramic and pottery courses


Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, clay is supplied for ceramic workshops and this is included in your fees, however there may be other items to bring, so please review course description carefully.

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Course testimonials:

  • Loved it! Great vibe, relaxing and inspiring. I learned a lot and will definitely go back for more.
  • i booked this course for me and my 2 daughters because it seemed the best one when i looked online. we were not disappointed. it was a wonderful day mostly because Josh is such a great teacher. he was so patient, so kind. so encouraging and taught in language that made complete sense so we were able to apply the principles. and even though we stuffed up time and time again he would just smile and help us back on track. so - a huge thank you for a brilliant day. best day i’ve had in a long time.