Beginners Pottery Classes

Beginners Pottery Classes

Learn all the basics in a fun and relaxed atmosphere

Kid Friendly
Crows Nest
Silky Shapes

Silky Shapes




1 - 30



In this series of 3 classes, you'll learn wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing basic cylinders. The classes are relaxed and perfect for beginners - you won't feel rushed at all.

You'll get detailed demonstrations, and lots of feedback wherever you need it; the classes are deliberately kept small so that you get enough attention from the teacher.

The finished (fired) pottery you make will be yours to keep. You'll create cylindrical ceramics, which could be any of the following (or even something different - let your imagination run wild!):
- Bowls and plates
- Mugs and cups
- Stationary/cutlery holders
- Planters or vases
- Food bowl for your dog/cat
- Candle holder

Most students will create 3 different objects. Will yours be elegant? A bit crazy? Clever? Exploring themes from your childhood or your travels? Something unexpected? We can't wait to see what you'll make.

Each class is 2 hours long, and you'll enjoy one class per week, for 3 weeks - this allows enough time for drying and firing your pieces in between the classes. Note that you must attend the same time slot for the subsequent 2 weeks. E.g. if your first class is on 1st Jan, your second must be on 8th Jan, and your third must be 15th Jan. This is is because the students you'll be learning with in each workshop will all be at the same learning stage as you. $150 covers all 3 classes.

Free 2 hour street parking on Hayberry Street and in Woolworths across the street from the studio.

This pottery class is also great for events like hens or corporate outings; also suitable for children aged 12 and up. Just get in touch to organise something (max of up to 30 students, or 22 students if using our pottery wheels). Some ideas for a one-off group event:
- 2 hours of wheel throwing or hand-building pottery from clay ($60pp)
- 2 hours of decorating and glazing pre-made two pieces per person, that you'll then get to take away with you ($66pp)
- 1 hour of each of the above (i.e. 2 hours altogether) ($99pp)

You're welcome to BYO food and drink for these events.

Regular classes can have up to 10 students; however this teacher can take up to 30 students for special events.

Booking larger group events is easy. Just Request it.

build Equipment Needed

All equipment and clay is provided. Do wear casual clothing so that you won't need to worry about getting clay on your clothes. If you have long hair, do pull it back, and if you have long nails, consider trimming them to make it easier to enjoy the clay.

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After the first session, subsequent sessions can be arranged with the teacher, at a time that suits you

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This class is popular for individuals and couples, as well as for a hens party, special occasion, team building activity, baby shower, birthday, bucks party, corporate event or Christmas party.


Beginners Pottery Classes class location

202/15 Falcon St, Crows Nest NSW


Silky Shapes
Silky Shapes

12+ years in pottery

Hi, I'm Yegana, founder of Silky Shapes Pottery Studio. I've been involved with pottery for 12 years. I love showing how people can make beautiful objects out of clay, and teaching is a great passion of mine. Hope to see you at one of my workshops soon.

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Review by (attended on 9 Jun 2018)

I bought these classes as a birthday gift for my partner. We both enjoyed the whole entire experience. It was really interesting and a lot of fun. The teacher Yegana was really nice and supportive. Can't wait for our next class.


For this class

Review by (attended on 26 May 2018)

Had a ceramic's painting class for a Hen's Night. Yegana was so welcoming and helpful. She provided a space for us to set up nibblies and drinks early, explained the painting and glazing process and then let us get to work. We all had such a wonderful time. The venue was easy to find. The Bride enjoyed the class immensely. Top quality.


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Review by (attended on 17 May 2018)

Nice studio with a small group of beginners enabling the instructor to provide regular support & technique advice. The studio was being used by a nice number of others who were at differing stages of experience adding to a nice vibe. Instructor has a lovely manner about her, provides great instructions, guidance & assistance.

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