Ceramic Hand Building Workshop

Learn to create ceramic art in a few simple steps

2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 4 to 14

label $110 - $120 (or 4 payments of $27.50 - $30 Afterpay)
($120 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $110 for 4+ guests)

Want to have fun on Saturday morning and learn a new skill? Join Diana Ceramics for their clay hand-building workshop in Melbourne and get in touch with your creative side at this relaxing experience.

In this beginner-friendly workshop, you'll learn hand-building techniques from a friendly expert. Sink your hands into some soft clay and learn how to pinch, coil and slab to create basic forms, such as plates, mugs, bowls and more - the sky's the limit!

You'll finish this calming experience feeling inspired and confident in your newfound skills, and ready to continue your hand-building journey! Spend some quality time with your loved ones at this Melbourne workshop and get a little muddy too.

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
  • Guidance from an expert
  • All materials provided (including the cost of firing)
  • Your own stunning ceramic piece to take home and use!
What to bring
An old bath towel and your wonderful self!
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.”

Verified reviews

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Anna Tang May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended

It was a very relaxing class, got to really focus on just the clay and teacher was patient and helped us fix our small mistakes. It was very lovely

Courtney Katic Apr 2022

Diana was amazing, very knowledgeable and able to help us create some amazing ceramic pieces. My fiancée and I had soooo much fun and will definitely be recommending this session to our friends.
We can’t wait to pick up our finalised pieces in a few weeks

Ceramic Hand Building Workshop review by Courtney Katic

Jack Crapper Apr 2022

I had a great time working with clay for the first time i would highly recommend it for all ages

Ceramic Hand Building Workshop review by Jack Crapper

Levina Mbugua Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Found the class quite enjoyable. Adequate materials were provided and the session duration was appropriate. The teacher was very helpful and supportive to the group. The group size of 5 people was just right.

Mia Spence Mar 2022

Was lucky to have a one on one class! Had a really fun time with Diana and look forward to attending more classes

Ashley Lau Dec 2021

Greeting upon arrival - excellent. Diana the instructor was great at explaining expectations of from the session and the science behind clay.
She was an excellent host too. Calming environment, helps to concentrate.
Definitely recommend to my friends.
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