Beginners Ceramics Class

Learn to play with clay

Shinhee Ma

Shinhee Ma




2 - 3




Experiment and learn how to make your own ceramics at this fun beginner’s pottery class.

This pottery class is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to have some hands on experience working with clay. This informative and fun workshop will teach you everything you need to know about how to prepare clay before it is thrown.

Your experienced pottery teacher will give lots of detailed live demonstrations and will be on hand to answer any questions and give help as you need it. During the course of the class you’ll have the chance to experiment and create a few different objects. To allow time for your pieces to dry, be glazed and fired, you won’t be able to take them home with you on the day. They will be ready for collection in the weeks following your class.

This fun, hands on workshop is a perfect option for a hens party or corporate outing, just remember to wear casual clothing as they’re guaranteed to get splattered with clay. All of your materials including the clay and tools will be provided on the day.

This class is available on Request for groups of 2+.

Don't have a group of 2+ students? If you're happy to pay a higher price per person (total of $200 for the class), you can just Request to book this class for 2 students (and attend with fewer guests).


St Peters, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

The teacher can also travel within 25km of St Peters for private classes


Shinhee Ma
Shinhee Ma

20+ years of experience in Ceramics


Shinhee G. Ma is an Australian, freelance ceramic artist based in Sydney. She is specialised in making contemporary sculptural wares that are playful and functional for everyday use.

Shinhee’s passion for ceramics began when she was enrolled in ceramic course at TAFE. She has completed a B.A (Hons) degree in ceramics at Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney) in 1999 and studied Master of Design at College of Fine Arts (UNSW COFA) in 2002. Shinhee has been working as a pewter cutlery/ giftware designer for five years after graduating university and has been teaching art and craft to children for many years, mainly through private lessons. She is also currently studying final year in Diploma of Early Childhood Education.

Shinhee likes to create work which people could love and relate to. Something that is not only pleasant to look at but also gives pleasure in use. She loves the beauty of function and the intimacy between people and the object. Her works are mostly wheel thrown. Forms are manipulated and handbuilt when it is leatherhard and made into molds for slip casting. She draws influences from everyday life, nature, household objects, flora and fauna, still life, typography and illustration. She hopes to teach and offer a wide range of ceramic techniques and methods such as throwing, hand building, slip casting, mould and slab making, scraffito, slip trailing etc for all ages from Year one through to adult.

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