Beginner's Wheel Throwing Course

Spin your worries away with this hands-on pottery class in Melbourne

4 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $275 - $300 (or 4 payments of $68.75 - $75 Afterpay)
($300 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $275 for 3+ guests)

Looking for relaxing Melbourne activities to try? Join Diana Ceramics' beginner's wheel throwing course in Burwood and familiarise yourself with the potter’s wheel and learn what it is like to have a go at throwing.

Indulge in this unique opportunity to do a course where you will get personalised tips and tricks from a friendly expert in a professional ceramic’s studio.

Throughout this four-part course, you will learn how to wedge clay to prepare it for the throwing process, how to centre the clay on the wheel, how to throw a cylinder – the starting point of many shapes within pottery – and a bowl as well as how to trim your pots. You will also learn some simple glazing techniques too but

Course outline:

  • Week one: Studio introduction and wheel throwing
  • Week two: Wheel throwing continued
  • Week three: Turning, carving and handles
  • Week four: Glazing

If you're looking for fun things to do in Melbourne or want to try something new, this wheel throwing course for beginners is a great pick for you! Not only will you get to spend some screen-free time learning new skills, but you'll make new connections with like-minded people and finish feeling confident and inspired!

Please note:
  • If any items are left unglazed at the end of the course, then your teacher will glaze them for you afterwards.
  • Collection of all items will be after the end of the course.

Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly class.
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert
  • All the pottery making materials and equipment to work with
  • Your personalized vessels to take home.
What to bring
An old bath towel and your wonderful self.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Diana Ceramic is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

We are working hard to keep everyone safe and follow the new rules. At the same time, we need to protect ourselves financially so that we can keep having you all in our lovely little studio throughout this difficult period and the future beyond it.
We all have a responsibility to keep each other safe and protected. Our studio, or individual students, can be fined if everyone does not follow the government guidelines, so please commit yourself to the below guidelines and help us make sure your classmates are following them too.


• You must show proof of covid-19 vaccination
• You must bring your own face mask
• You must use hand sanitiser on arrival and throughout your class
• You must maintain a 1.5-metre distance from another person within the studio
• Do not visit if you have symptoms – STAY AT HOME

• All Diana Ceramic Staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19
• We will disinfect the studio, the tools and the workstations before and after every class
• All classwork, materials and tools will be prepped and at your station for when you arrive
• We have regular sanitation and ventilation system of the workspace in place.
• We will continuously review our workshops to make sure that they are always in line with the Government’s latest guidelines: your and our team's safety is our top priority
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us, [email protected] and we’ll be so happy to talk it all through with you.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe, we can’t wait to see you soon ????

Diana Ceramic - 3/6 Duffy Street, Burwood VIC

Your teacher
Diana Ceramic
Diana Ceramic

5.0 (25)

A couple of years ago on a cold winter's night, I wanted to distract myself from my run-of-the-mill professional life and decided to take a wheel throwing class. Straight away I was hooked! It was a unique experience - a feeling like nothing I had ever known or heard before!

I touched the clay, and it felt as if I was under a spell… Something as mundane and earthly as mud, yet so out of this world.

I became obsessed with pottery as an after-hours passion, and within a few months, it began to poke my creativity. Pottery became a way for meditation, reflection, and self-expression for me.

Only a few weeks into it, and I realized I had a unique set of tools to shape the clay into extraordinary forms: my background in science, my feminine delicacy, my curiosity, and a keen passion for experimenting with new things, all of which have been shaping the concepts behind my works.

My current practice ranges from tableware to decorative bowls and vases, all of which are typified by elegant imperfection, playfulness, and simplicity. A perfect whole with all my imperfections!

My approach to work is experimental, investigational, and sort of perky as I see this to be the very essence of my view of artistic activity. That said, I don’t like to follow any fixed procedures. I love to step out of the traditional pottery and give my own unique modern touch to it.

I relish playing with different types of clay and enjoy developing new glaze recipes. I’m always ecstatic with the results every time I open the kiln.

I see pottery as a form of expression, a language of the hands. It has helped me to express who I am, my roots, and my cultural identity - an aesthetic blend of Australian simplicity with a root to my Persian background.

As a woman who was born and raised in Iran, faced with lots of cultural taboos, censorship, and "do’s and don’ts" in daily life, a lot of my work focuses on the female form, which I believe helps to break cultural taboos on body and gender.

Diana Ceramic Studio is my lifelong dream that has been made a reality - a space to shape, reshape, and fulfil my love for pottery, and share my skills and passion with others. The studio is a cosy, friendly, and inspiring space, welcoming anyone who shares a passion for clay and ceramics, from absolute beginners to seasoned artists. “The studio gives access to equipment that is otherwise unavailable or too costly for individuals to afford and provides a fun and relaxed environment to learn, create, and chill out.”

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Jenny Thomas Mar 2022

Wonderfully supportive (and fun) teachers!
Beautiful space!
I’m going to do more courses there.
I loved everything about it
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