Beginners Pottery Classes

Beginners Pottery Classes

Learn all the basics in a fun and relaxed atmosphere

Kid Friendly



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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 pet
- 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. $165 covers all 3 classes in the series.

Convenient 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) (1 hour is enough to make a bowl, and in the second hour you can glaze/decorate what you made in the first hour, or you can alternatively choose to glaze/decorate two pre-made pieces)

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 What to bring

All equipment and clay is provided.

Please ensure you wear casual clothing and shoes so that you won't need to worry about getting clay on your clothes.

If you have long hair, please o pull it back, and if you have long nails, please trim them to make it easier to work with the clay.

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This class series runs for 3 consecutive weeks, at the same time each week

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


202/15 Falcon St, Crows Nest NSW


Silky Shapes
Silky Shapes

12+ years in pottery

4.9   (19)

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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Verified reviews for this class


By (attended on 23 Apr 2019)

Excellent teacher with a great set up. Very well organised and felt very real but a lot of fun. Very professional class.


By (attended on 6 Apr 2019)

Our teacher is quite friendly and patient! Always remind me put down ur elbows hahahahha. And the venue is good as well. Not a big place but be very organised. The first class to make three bowl like potteries, for me is not easy but is a great beginning!


By (attended on 2 Apr 2019)

The teacher was very patient, accommodating and encouraging. The space was relaxed and had the right tools which meant we were able to focus on getting into the actual pottery lesson. I'd definitely recommend to other friends and am looking forward to continuing on with my bowl making!


By (attended on 19 Feb 2019)

Yegana is lovely, patient and helpful. She provided slow and easy to understand instructions.

I loved being able to use my hands to create something!

Thoroughly enjoyed this class.


By (attended on 12 Mar 2019)

It has been really fun, working with the clay was not my second nature but thr teacher has been extremly patient. The venue is a walking distance from home, spacious and relaxing. I am looking forward to next two classes and see the final products.


By (attended on 6 Feb 2019)

Yegana was very attentive and accommodating. Her instructions were very clear and at a good pace to follow. This was also combined with visual demonstrations which accommodated all types of learners.
The venue is convenient and close to public transport. The materials were good and easy to work with and all tools were provided. The class was very informative and good length for weekly consecutive sessions. I learned a lot and it was a great crash course. I learned enough to take away and refine my skills with practice. The class size was small and intimate and ensured you did not get lost or forgotten about. I also loved the succulents and orchids that adorned the windows in the studio! Added charm and inspiration. Thank you!

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By (attended on 9 Feb 2019)

Fun class and great atmosphere and vibe. As a beginner I probably needed a little more hands on coaching as I found it quite difficult but I'm sure with more practice I'll get there.


By (attended on 9 Feb 2019)

It was my first time doing pottery and it’s a really good experience. I loved it the way my teacher ( Jioana) explained the each steps from the starting. I still need to learn more which can only gain by experience and more practice. I definitely recommend my friends to try upcoming class sessions.


By (attended on 6 Feb 2019)

Just did the first class of three, the teacher was excellent. She provided clear instructions and demonstrations for each step of the process, and gave us plenty of room to practice but was quick to step in as soon as anyone needed help. Highly recommended.


By (attended on 12 Jan 2019)

Lovely little venue. Yegana?( sorry not sure how to spell her name) is an absolutely lovely instructor- she caters for all abilities and makes sure that everyone is on the same page. Very patient and great materials to work with. Loved how everything was included and easy to follow. I'm very happy with the end result and had an absolute blast, would definitely come again. Can't recommend this course to my friends enough. xx

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By (attended on 15 Dec 2018)

Its a great experience.I have never done pottery before so i was struggling but teacher helped me to understand and made it look so easy☺


By (attended on 3 Nov 2018)

Had a terrific time making bowls, very helpful tutor. Totally worth the money, have already recommended to my friends to Book the class.


By (attended on 1 Nov 2018)

Yegana is so patient in teaching step by step techniques. If you've fallen behind, she would come to you and guide you until you get it. Absolutely worth every penny spent.


By (attended on 30 Oct 2018)

Everything was great except for my ability! I need lots of practice! Yegana is very patient.


By (attended on 9 Oct 2018)

Yegana was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and patient with us, the venue was easy to find. The class was fun and therapeutic. very enjoyable.


By (attended on 29 Aug 2018)

I’ve only had my first lesson but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The teacher was incredibly patient and kind and the classroom was as expected for pottery work. I really enjoyed creating with my hands and I cannot wait to go back for my next lesson.


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.


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.


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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