Bettina Stevanovic, pottery teacher

Bettina Stevanovic
Wheelfulness

Wheelfulness 4.9 (66)

My memory of working with clay reaches back to my childhood, when I first attended a pottery course. My teachers encouraged me to go to art school, however I have pursued a different career. I studied psychology, completed a PhD, and have become a university lecturer. I have been a sessional academic since 2003 and throughout the years I have taught various subjects in the areas of cognition, neuroscience, and educational psychology.

It was in 2015 that I found my way back to clay and started to embark on my creative adventures. I have coined the term 'Wheelfulness' to connect the practice of working on the pottery wheel with the psychology of mindfulness. In my Wheelfulness classes, I encourage students to reflect on how their ability to master the clay is enhanced by positive mindset and repeated practice. I believe that this ‘wheelful' approach not only helps students become better potters but benefits other aspects of their life.






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Reviews

(66)



Ashleigh Hamilton Jun 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina was lovely and the place has a great feel and very cute set up with the wheels Kids loved it


Rebecca Illes Jun 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Great class to do a beginners pottery lesson. Bettina was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend.


Rahima Rajwani Jun 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



It was my absolute first attempt and Bettina was amazing very thorough and patient. The venue was cozy with a small group for 4 so we got hands on guidance. All materials were provided. I made 3 items and found it incredibly therapeutic. Felt like a kind of meditation. Definitely found a new hobby that I will keep up.

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness review by Rahima Rajwani

Fiona Phung Jun 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



We had a fun time making our little pots. Bettina was a good, friendly teacher. It was nice meeting other pottery newcomers and playing with clay. Two hours is just the right amount of time to learn and create without getting too tired. Look forward to going again :)


Hillie McPhee May 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



The class was great, the teacher was really easy to understand and very patient. We had a lovely time


Marcelina Brodka May 2021

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness



Today I had a fantastic time with Bettina on my Private Lesson. We created a beautiful & unique vase from the scratch! Bettina has an amazing creative mind, explains carefully how to approach a project step by step & gets excited with you when it turns out to be a masterpiece ;) I would highly recommend everyone who would like to spend some creative time with a real professional

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness review by Marcelina Brodka

Claudette Moit Apr 2021

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness



My niece and I had the best time. Bettina was great-extremely patient, helpful and very accommodating. My niece was totally immersed in the process and it was wonderful to have the private class, just the two of us. Will definitely be back.


Hoan Ly Apr 2021

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



Location was easy to find. Kids really enjoyed the lesson and they made a plate and Easter themed bunny - great for just 2 hours! Help was provided when needed.


Benita Manesh Apr 2021

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



The teacher was amazing and we loved the way that it wasn't crowded and Bettina had enough time to spend with us.


Alison Grant Apr 2021

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



Thank you so much Bettina for a wonderful pottery class for my daughter and her friend. They had a lovely time and loved learning how to use the pottery wheel. Highly recommend.


Chris Jourdain Mar 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Very enjoyable. With great learnings for beginners. Friendly class and atmosphere Bettina was a great help for the whole class


Trang Mar 2021

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



The class was so fun! Had a great day with my friends. Bettina is very patient and friendly. Testing the pottery wheel on paper first was a great way to teach us beginners before creating our masterpiece!


Nicole Psalidas Mar 2021

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



What a fabulous experience! I organised this for myself and 3 of my friends and we all really enjoyed it. A very well thought out class, the activity at the beginning gave a great understanding into what techniques we were going to learn. Bettina was very helpful and knowlegable. It has encouraged us to do more learning into pottery and we were all really impressed with what we could achieve! Afterwards  + more

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates review by Nicole Psalidas

David Spear Mar 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



This booking was a birthday gift when I could not think of anything else to get and I was looking forward to it for many months, but only as something small and low key. Bettina was a charming, knowledgeable, patient but directive teacher. She is highly successful because she is passionate, but also keeps group sizes small and personal. We were all successful in turning out two items, so clearly the  + more

Pottery workshop review by David Spear

Luke Delaney Mar 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Class was amazing and a great way for intro to the pottery wheel Coming back to do more

Pottery workshop review by Luke Delaney Sydney

Saarangi Grero Mar 2021

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



Bettina was so helpful, she let me try a different design on the plate. Will definitely be back!

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates review by Saarangi Grero Sydney

Tom Snell Mar 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Teacher and location was good just think we need a bit more talking us through the steps


Fletcher Moten Mar 2021

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



The teacher was so friendly and kind and made us feel at home. The class was a wonderful time and would recommend to anyone looking for some fun to do


Lucy Armstrong Feb 2021

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Great personalised class in a lovely space. Bettina is super passionate about her craft and full of information and gentle guidance


Heshani Silva Feb 2021

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness



We organised this as a surprise bday experience for a friend, and we had a great experience. Bettina was a lovely instructor with a homely studio. As we were all newbies it was nice to be taught the basics and then encouraged to seek our own inspiration rather than be given a set idea. The only thing we would change is to have more time, there were a few last minute touches we would have loved to  + more

Pottery workshop review by Heshani Silva

Carol Lin Feb 2021

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



My daughter enjoyed the class very much! She can't wait to see her final products in 2 weeks time.


Leon Liao Jan 2021

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



Was a great session and very relaxing. Would recommend for any couples looking for something new to do !

Pottery workshop review by Leon Liao

Jason Zabakly Jan 2021

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



Bettina was warm and informative. She was more than helpful and could read the room very well. Her venue is rather qaint and cute. She taught us very well how to make these cute plates. Would love to make them again, maybe to make a set. I would heavily recommend. This class was very calming. We did it as a birthday activity and it was so so cute! Cant wait to see our plates.


Winnie Chan Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teen Pottery Wheel Holiday Class



We had a private class 4 teens and they were so happy with their experience. The place was clean. Bettina was very accommodating. They are looking forward to their next class!

Pottery workshop review by Winnie Chan Sydney

Jennise McLeod Nov 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina is such a lovely teacher, very informative, clear with instructions and tutorial along the way to help us understand the taming of the clay! Loved learning something new in a peaceful creative environment. Thanks Bettina for a great day out with my best friend.


Keat Nov 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Excellent experience, our teacher was knowledgeable and patient with us and the facility was nice and clean. Pottery using a wheel was certainly harder than it looks but a fun experience, good to have with colleagues, friends or family.


Winnie Chan Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina was a great and attentive teacher. We were inexperienced and her instructions were very clear. The venue was very clean and COVID safe. We were able to get a private class with 4 people and we had a very positive, relaxing and fun experience. Definitely will try to book another class again!


David Heffer Nov 2020

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



Really enjoyed making and decorating the plates, and learning about the techniques. A great way to spend an hour


Cynthia Wu Nov 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Thank you Bettina for the workshop. Me and my girl really enjoyed it :) Cynthia and Yoyo

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness review by Cynthia Wu

Michelle Fortescue Nov 2020

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness



Had an amazing time with Bettina! She was friendly, welcoming and a great teacher. Would recommend


Dominic Swampillai Nov 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Took a private class which was very well set up! The teacher was enthusiastic and informative which made for a pleasant experience. Definitely coming back for more!


Renee Summers Oct 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina is a patient and kind host and teacher. She encourages the mindfulness elements of creative expression.


Emily Oct 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Thank you Bettina I had fun with my mum and want to do more pottery classes


Aurelia Curmi Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina was lovely she was a great help with my daughter and we both had a lot of fun and enjoyed our mother daughter time. I highly recommend this class and definitely will be booking again.


Mei Gan Oct 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Thanks Bettina for such a lovely, fun and relaxing morning - it was a great start to the Hen's Do! Bettina is a great instructor, very clear and with a small class she was able to observe us and gave us individual pointers as well. Would highly recommend!


Emma Landre Oct 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Class was a lot of fun and teacher very knowledgeable and patient. We enjoyed it very much and would recommend to anyone wanting to learn pottery skills


Mandy Saad Oct 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina was great, knowledgeable and very helpful. We quite enjoyed our private session. It was our first time to learn about the pottery wheel, but definitely won’t be the last. Bettina had the materials that allowed us to creat couple of beautiful pieces and she ensured that we make lovely pieces which we can keep forever. I loved the experience very much & definitely will be back. Thank you Bettina ♥️


David Duong Oct 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



I had fun experiencing pottery with my friend being taught by Mrs Bettina. She is a well mannered lady who converse eloquently, in a way that she help me understand the foundation of how to properly form a clay pot. Bettina has a lovely expressive passion for pottery. I recommend this to anyone that like something nice.


Stephen Brown Oct 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



An enjoyable, informative afternoon :) Bettina provides a fun and educational introduction to working with clay.


Eva Ward Oct 2020

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



Fabulous morning with a wonderful teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back next holidays


Christina Cho Oct 2020

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



The class was so fun and Bettina was really knowledgeable. I would really recommend for all ages!


Karina Ascencio Oct 2020

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



Nice and sunny well lit venue, very organised space, friendly and patient teacher. Very helpful with kids and accomodating to their needs. Very informative and the whole process was known of what was involved. A little pricey but worth the experience.

Kids Pottery Holiday Class review by Karina Ascencio

Sarah Ohearn Oct 2020

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



Teacher very experienced, she really encouraged my son. He is inspired to do more! So nice for him to want to do something off screen.


Savita Sasihithlu Oct 2020

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



The kids loved it. I am keen to take a class for adults too. Bettina was lovely and patient. The kids instantly were in their comfort zone.


Ruby Turnbull Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teen Pottery Wheel Holiday Class



I really enjoyed the class and Bettina was great. I want to keep doing pottery now. Thank you! Highly recommended


Alissa Smits Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



Lovely creative space, great for small groups in the heart of Willoughby. Bettina and her team were wonderful teachers for our kids (10yrs), they were very welcoming, energetic, engaged with the kids and presented a well structured use of the 2 hours that kept them busy and constantly creating. Recommended for anyone, young and old, looking to give this a try.


Kelly-Anne Petersen Sep 2020

Teen Pottery Wheel Holiday Class



Sienna had a lovely time, venue & teacher great. So accommodating & very helpful from beginning to end


Chandana Narayan Sep 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Was really a great experience to have a go at pottery for beginners. Bettina is lovely and patient too.


Joanne Fishlock Sep 2020

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates



This class was so lovely, and really enjoyable. A small group, nice and calm, all genuinely interested, helped by a kind and talented teacher who had a very calm and clear manner of instruction. The small group made for a pleasant environment. The venue was easy to find, with plenty of street parking, and a short walk to cafes for a coffee or bite to eat before or afterwards. Bettina was lovely and very helpful with her advice and guidance. Would definitely recommend.


Suzana Katic Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Betting was very patient and welcoming. A great set up and a small group was the perfect afternoon of creative play. We'll be back!

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness review by Suzana Katic

David Christie Aug 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



It was a great pottery class. Bettina was really knowledgeable and helpful. We had a great time


Sagar Sood Aug 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina was amazing! Felt very relaxed, with a great workshop. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to learn a new skill.


Gloria Park Aug 2020

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness



The teacher was very informative and flexible. The venue was at a house, very clean and lots of street parking available nearby. The class good value and I would recommend to my friends. I will definitely visit again.


Matthew Hammond Jul 2020

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness



This was so lovely and fun! Thanks Bettina for a great date and interesting creative outlet


Maliha Asher Jul 2020

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



I booked a 2 hour class for my 6yo daughter and two of her friends. The girls had a fantastic time! They learnt how to shape clay on the wheel as well as how to shape it with hand. We made 2 clay pots during the session. Great teacher. We’ll be going back to her for more in the next school holidays.

Kids Pottery Holiday Class review by Maliha Asher

Stephanie Bailey Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kids Pottery Holiday Class



Lovely warm, welcoming teacher in a pretty studio setting. Thoughtfully prepared, age appropriate workshop material.


Stephanie -Wong Jul 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



My two sons aged 11 and 13 really enjoyed this. Smiles all round. Thanks Bettina


Charlie Houghton Jun 2020

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness



I booked 'Freeform clay hand building class: Clayfulness' as a present for my partner's birthday and we had a wonderful time. Bettina was a lovely and warm person who went above and beyond to put us at ease and give us the best possible experience. We were immediately met with a calming cup of herbal tea. We then had a super time being creative and handling the clay, with Bettina giving us all the time, resources and techniques we needed. Cannot wait to see the final results once out of the kiln. Couldn't recommend highly enough :)


Sophia Lee Jun 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina’s workshop was amazing and the place was clean. I loved the relaxed vibe of her class. My bf and I enjoyed learning how to use the pottery wheel for the first time. It was really fun! Would highly recommend

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness review by Sophia Lee

Lydia Saputra Jun 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



My partner and I had a fantastic time. Bettina's teaching style is very relaxed. She is very patient and provides a calm atmosphere for learning the basics. The workshop is clean and welcoming. We would recommend this class for anyone looking for something to do with a partner, friends or family.


Karen Jun 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Had a lovely session with Bettina. So friendly and welcoming. I had lots of fun!

Pottery workshop review by Karen Sydney

Angus Wong Jun 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina was very welcoming and kind. The class felt very soothing and was great for us who have no experience in pottery making. The place was clean and tidy. A wonderful date idea and we were given sufficient creative freedom. I would definitely recommend this for anyone at any skill level.


Keenan Hayes Mar 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



For my first time in a pottery class, the teacher Bettina was very accomodating to my lack of skills and very knowledgeable. She provided everything needed including underglaze paints to add the final touches to your masterpiece. My girlfriend and I will definitely be back


Liz Dalgleish Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina was a wonderful teacher and inspired our creative pottery minds! Would 100% recommend and will def be back


Vincent Pang Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Bettina was very welcoming and friendly. The studio was clean and well laid out with everything provided as described, including decorating tools. After a brief explanation and a few suggestions of what to make, we got stuck in straight away with some core techniques to centre and shape. From here we were allowed to experiment freely, with Bettina offering helpful advice along the way. We had time  + more

Pottery workshop review by Vincent Pang

Ailsa McLuckie Feb 2020

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness



Had a lovely morning at the wheel. It was very relaxed and had space to play as well as learn.




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