Beginners Wheel Throwing Workshop: Mud and Merlot

Drink wine and make ceramic art in a few simple steps at this Melbourne workshop

2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

Come make your own personalized vessels while having cheese &wine at Diana Ceramics' beginner-friendly wheel throwing workshop in Melbourne.

This relaxed workshop is all about having fun and having the opportunity to create a ceramic piece from scratch.

In this workshop, you will be guided through the process of using the pottery wheel by a friendly expert. You'll begin with a short introduction to the clay while we are sipping on some tasty wine and then get hands-on with some clay. You'll learn how to center your clay and raise the walls into a cylinder and then shape the wall into a cup, bowl, jug, or vase.

Lose yourself in the meditative experience of using the pottery wheel and connect with like-minded creatives as you have a laugh and get your hands a little dirty at this Melbourne workshop!

Please note:
Your piece(s) will be ready for collection after firing and glazing within ten working days.

Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners.
What you'll get
  • Cheese platter (snacks & nibbles)
  • Soft Drink/wine (choice of Red, white, or bubbles)
  • All materials provided (including the cost of firing)
  • Your own stunning ceramic piece to take home and use!
What to bring
your wonderful self!

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 St, 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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Jillian Lane May 2022

The cutest pottery workshop, lovely and patient instructors, plus cheese and wine - what more could you want? Heaps of fun. Thanks so much.

Jamie Glare May 2022

Very helpful teachers and amazing charcuterie board. Loved every minute, and definitely look forward to coming back

Mia Jolley Apr 2022

So fantastic, teacher was great, lots of fun and heaps of time to try the wheel a few times! Would go again

Ko Dowd Mar 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Fun and relaxing. Able to go learn with no pressure. Really nice group. Great for beginners, can go with friends or on your own and still get a lot out of it.

Harriet Lancaster Feb 2022

Really great teacher! amazing wine and great location, I learnt a lot and relaxed, had a great time :)

Carly Sutherland Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great teacher, loved the wine and nibbles for a a great way to spend a Friday evening.
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