Bettina Stevanovic, pottery teacher

Bettina Stevanovic
Wheelfulness

Wheelfulness 4.9 (35)

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.





CLASSES




REVIEWS

(35)



Karina Ascencio

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 Sydney

Suzana Katic

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

Maliha Asher

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

Sophia Lee

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

Karen

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

Vincent Pang

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 to create 2-pieces which we are excited to see in a few weeks time! Would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting a fun experience with friends or a unique date idea.

Pottery workshop review by Vincent Pang

Renee Summers

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness


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


Emily

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness


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


Aurelia Curmi

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

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

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

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

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

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness


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


Eva Ward

Kids Pottery Holiday Class


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


Christina Cho

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!


Sarah Ohearn

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

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

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

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

Teen Pottery Wheel Holiday Class


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


Chandana Narayan

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

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.


David Christie

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness


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


Sagar Sood

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

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

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness


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


Stephanie Bailey

Kids Pottery Holiday Class


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


Stephanie -Wong

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness


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


Charlie Houghton

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 :)


Lydia Saputra

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.


Angus Wong

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

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

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness


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


Ailsa McLuckie

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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