Ceramics Class for Beginners

Take control of the pottery wheel and learn how to make ceramics in Sydney

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $100 (or 4 payments of $25 Afterpay)

Sink your hands into soft, hand building clay and learn how to make ceramics with Glost Studios in their cosy and leafy studio in Dulwich Hill!

In this beginners class, you'll learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing in a supportive environment. No matter what your skill level is, our pottery classes are aimed to make you feel confident and at ease.

Throughout this hands-on experience, you'll be encouraged to explore and investigate ideas and techniques, in order to make ceramic objects that are wholly unique and special to you, whilst being guided by our expert potter, Ciane.

Looking for relaxed and casual experience gift ideas? These classes will allow that special someone to explore their creativity as they make beautiful homewares and decorations. Or, share the fun of making with clay at a laidback hens party or team building event.

At the end of your class, we will trim, glaze and fire two of your items. If you have more than two items we can also finish them for a small, additional cost.

Knowledge required
Absolute beginners welcome. Must be over 16 to attend.
What you'll get
  • Tools, clay and equipment.
  • Trimming, glazing and firing of two items is included, with additional items at a cost of $5 per piece.
What to bring
  • Clothes will get dirty, so wear attire that you are happy to get mud on.
  • There are aprons to hire for $5 or you can bring your own.
  • Covered shoes are recommended.

Glost Studios - 783 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Hurlstone Park Station station (700m).

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Glost Studios is a small leafy ceramic studio in Dulwich Hill, run by Ciane Pothin. The studio provides a comfortable and harmonious space for its members to explore their interest in pottery and ceramics. Glost is equipped with top of the line Shimpo Whisper-T pottery wheels and hand building facilities, as well as an electric kiln and an array of glazes. All classes consist of a 2 or 2.5 hour session and are catered towards ages 16 and up. You will learn the fundamentals of either hand building or wheel throwing with clay, while being encouraged to explore designs and techniques to create ceramic objects that are wholly unique and special to you. All clay, tools, glazes and equipment is supplied

Outside of being a creative space, Glost offers a small range of hand-built pottery for purchase. Ciane is a ceramicist and Visual Arts teacher, with an intuitive art making process. Due to the handmade nature of her work no two pieces are the same, ensuring every ceramic work created is a ‘one of a kind’. Her practice predominantly uses wheel throwing techniques; however, she invites a relationship between the sculpture and its maker, purposefully creating imperfections in her once refined forms.

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Sarah Bailey Nov 2023

Great class! Excellent teacher, very generous with time, knowledge and clay! Thank you for our first lesson in ceramics!

Yeşim Karasu Nov 2023

The class was wonderful and very informative. I went with two other people and we had a great time! I was able to make about 5 pieces and the instructor was so helpful. Would recommend ????

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Yeşim Karasu - Sydney

Lillian Sylvia Olah-Jewell Nov 2023

Our teacher was great she was knowledgeable and wise very patient and helpful I would do it again

Nikki Nguyen Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My friend and I absolutely loved our class. Ciane was a great teacher and explained things very clearly. It was a fun time to just immerse into the pottery.

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Nikki Nguyen - Sydney

Louise Kemp Sep 2023

We loved this class! Ciane is a fantastic teacher who provided a quick demonstration of the fundamentals allowing us to get started quickly. She was very patient and supportive throughout the session. We were able to make 3-5 pieces of work in the time provided and it was really enjoyable. Highly recommend this class!

Elisa Napiza Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Ciane is enthusiastic and a great teacher. She was incredibly patient and engaged. My friends and I loved the class. Would recommend as something to do with your girlfriends.

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Elisa Napiza - Sydney

Daniela Silva Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher is amazing! She teaches explains and shows every step! It was a such pleasure moment!

Pottery class review by Daniela Silva - Sydney

Danniella Labra Jun 2023

We loved it so much. Perfect amount of time to spend doing this activity. Would happily recommend it.

Georgia Jun 2023

This was a really fun class, convenient and lovely studio. Our teacher was enthusiastic and after a thorough demo very quickly helped us get familiar with the equipment and tools so we could start making our own pieces. She gave us lots of individual attention and tips along the way. Great value for money as we also got two of our pieces of ceramics included in the cost. I can't wait to collect my finished pieces!

Sarah Taylor Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really wonderful class! Ciane was a warm and clear teacher, and the sequence of demonstration, talking us through the steps as we practiced, and then letting us go at our own pace when we knew what we were doing was really good. I was surprised at how much we managed to make in the class. Looking forward to seeing how everything turns out. Beautiful studio. Highly recommend!

Laura Fairbourn May 2023

I absolutely loved my class I went into the class with big dreams of making some pieces that actually looked like what they were meant to - and I did! I couldn't believe that I made two bowls, two cups and a plate. Ciane was a great teacher and the class was fun and easy to follow. I would love to go again

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Laura Fairbourn - Sydney

Quyen Phung May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was very attentive to each student's progress and would lend a helping hand if needed. Venue was clean, bright and airy. Class size of 6 is just right. Felt a bit tense at the beginning but once got the hang of it, was more confident in shaping the clay. All in all it was a wonderful experience!

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Quyen Phung - Sydney

Sandra Dunn May 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Great class! The studio is clean, well laid out and attractive with quality equipment. Ciane is a brilliant teacher, making my mum and I (as total beginners) feel comfortable and confident. Instruction was clear, and Ciane watched and helped at every step. We ended up with three very nice pieces, and had a really enjoyable day. Highly recommended.

Jake Cohen Apr 2023

Great class to do. The teacher was fantastic and helped each participant in the group significantly, through her patience and diligence. Well worth doing!

Megan Wisheart Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This class was a gift from my son and his girlfriend and I enjoyed every moment. Not sure I could be the work’s greatest potter but I gave it a go. Luckily there was lots of clay, so I could keep trying. Would recommend this class to anyone who is willing to get messy and give it a go.

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Megan Wisheart - Sydney

Abigail Morcom Apr 2023

Had a blast! The teacher was so patient and encouraging, I loved making the pieces. Hoping to do it regularly now :)

Janet Morhi Mar 2023

Teacher was very patient and friendly nice atmosphere would recommend the class to beginners had a good time

Patrick Breis Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Ciane did a great job explaining things, and hopped in at the right time for guidance and small fixes.

We had a great time and highly recommend it!

Karen Gamboa Feb 2023

Amazing teacher, very helpful and the instructions were easy to understand. The clay was easy to work with and the whole process was very simple and fun:)

Pottery class review by Karen Gamboa - Sydney

Kristy-Lea Cooper Feb 2023

It was fun the teacher was great understand I'm a beginner a must do course

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Kristy-Lea Cooper - Sydney

Katriel Healy Feb 2023

I attended the class with my husband and we both had a ball! Ciane is an amazing teacher, making sure everyone in the class got 1:1 attention so they could leave with something they were proud of. The space is beautiful - would highly recommend!

Floriane Presle Jan 2023

This class was really well built for total beginners.
The venue was lovely and the teacher provided all the material and explanations for us to grow our skills.
It was a lovely experience.

Michelle Levy Jan 2023

Really enjoyed the class - I will be back. Just the right amount of demonstration and hands on help from our teacher.

Sophie Bucknell Jan 2023

The class was great - the perfect mix of guided help and time to create independently. The teacher was so helpful and patient and the class was the perfect size. Will be back

Wendy Vrbat Dec 2022

Loved the class! The teacher is great, the class was made up of 6 people, so it was a relaxed and friendly. 2.5 hours flew past like it was 30 mins. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and will be taking more.

Wassim Rachwani Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was fantastic and we enjoyed the entire session. She let us do our own thing and helped actively

Helen Roukis Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I bought 3 gift vouchers for my daughter and her friends.They thoroughly enjoyed the class and actually produced pottery items! A very big thank you to their lovely teacher who was very patient and encouraging!

Ashlea Banks Sep 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This was a great class! Ciane was a fantastic teacher. I was very impressed with what I had made and would definitely do this again

Jasmine Khan Sep 2022

Amazing class

Enjoyed the whole process and even though my acrylic nails hindered me , the lovely teacher showed a few ways to work around it

Will definitely be back

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Jasmine Khan - Sydney

Carol Cheng Aug 2022

I really enjoyed the class - the instructor, Ciane was personable and helpful with tips and hands on guidance. This 'play with clay' on the wheel in a small group setting is a fun introduction/taster.

Juni Sjarif Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Nice cozy place and great teacher. Learnt something new and had so much fun. Thank you!

Jennie Ngo Aug 2022

We had a lovely pottery class and enjoyed it a lot. It was very interesting as this is our first time getting our hands on the wheel trying make the shapes.

Julie Ward Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This class is highly recommended. Caine, the teacher, is informative and skillful with a sense of calm and humour. The studio is delightful and well set out. The studio then finalises your ceramic work (fired, glazed and trimmed) making them ready for use. Julie

Helen Dorsett Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was good, the teacher very helpful and obviously you guys attract the best people because all my classmates were most friendly and encouraging.

Melissa Lee Aug 2022

Ciane was incredibly patient with us, managing the group well while also individually giving everyone tips on how to improve.

Julie Little Aug 2022

Highly recommend this class for all. Sienna was fabulous and patient with all of us being beginners. It surprised me how quickly we were able to finish 4 pieces in the time we had.

Pottery class review by Julie Little - Sydney

Meicy Chicote Jun 2022

The class was a great experience. I throughly enjoyed it. The teacher was clear in communicating the lesson and demonstrated the techniques used for pottery. She was attentive and assisted when needed. I eventually got the technique but require more practice. A great class if you’re looking to try pottery. I highly recommend.

Pottery class review by Meicy Chicote - Sydney

Harriet Conington Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved the class! Great value for money with a friendly knowledgeable teacher - just as described.

Pottery class review by Harriet Conington - Sydney

Cloris Wang May 2022

Amazing class! I really enjoyed it. It's my first time trying making ceramics and i had a lot of fun. Instructions were really clear and easy to follow. Ciane is great!

Tandia Hardcastle May 2022

Beautiful studio and such a lovely atmosphere to learn a new skill! Our teacher was lovely and so patient with us! Great value for money, love the pieces I made :)

Pottery class review by Tandia Hardcastle - Sydney

Kaitlin Lawler May 2022

Amazing time learning ceramics for the first time, great teacher who helped us through every step, very great atmosphere and can go at your own pace. Plus a beautiful studio!

Vincent Lam May 2022

Very friendly teacher. Her explaination of the steps was easy to understand and follow. Highly recommended!

Vilma Metcalfe May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Very enjoyable morning at this beautiful studio in Dulwich Hill. The demonstration was helpful and Ciane's instructions were clear. Will have to give it another go!

Tylah Russo May 2022

Ciane (the teacher) was amazing! Had heaps of fun making various misshapenly shaped ceramic vessels and felt like I learnt a heap :)

Gina Bhasin Apr 2022

A fantastic experience. Facilities are small but intimate which means small class sized and one on one time. Sienna was incredibly knowledgeable and patient. The class was well organised to ensure attendees got the most out of it.
I was apprehensive going alone to a class but Sienna makes you feel comfortable, making for a very enjoyable afternoon. The add ons for extras are also at a very reasonable price.
Will definitely do again!

Pottery class review by Gina Bhasin - Sydney

Natasha Pugliese Apr 2022

The class was so much fun. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful. Absolutely worth doing!

Olivia Kooistra Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had a great morning. The class length was perfect. We were able to make lots of pieces and our teacher was soooo patient.

Julie Bicknell Mar 2022

The teacher was extremely knowledgeable and imparted many tips on how to make our pieces. I recommend this to anyone wanting to try out ceramics. Small class size, max 6. Good music.

Naomi Yap Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such an amazing class with an amazing instructor. Sian was really patient with everyone and super helpful. Would definitely do it again

Ann Elliott Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The workshop was a great experience, so good I’m going to book further classes. Caine was very supportive, informative and a great teacher. The studio was lovely with small class sizes. Highly recommended.

Adriana Robinson Feb 2022

It was my first time and I had so much fun. Id definitely come back and bring friends :)
Nice venue, excellent teacher.

Anna Lin Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Instructor was incredibly nice and supportive. All instructions were clear and the instructor was very patient with everyone.

Tom Hanssens Feb 2022

Fantastic class, very knowledgeable and fun teacher. They were able to explain the concepts very clearly so I was able to pick it up quite fast!

Heather Kerrigan Jan 2022

Excellent experience! Teacher was patient and explained things really well. Location easy to find and ample parking in side streets. Highly recommend!

Sylvia Troccoli Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I loved this class, i throughly enjoyed it. The teacher was excellent, helpful, kind, knowledgable, PATIENT, considerate, a real DELIGHT! She made it possible for me to be proud of what i learnt and did on the day. A Big THANK YOU!
The venue was great: clean, spacious, safe and engaging. I would certainly recommend the class to everyone. I now have a real appreciation of clay products now.

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Sylvia Troccoli - Sydney

Courtney Buckley Dec 2021

Lovely class!
The teacher was knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. The materials and equipment were high quality. The class size was also limited to 6ppl which enabled the teacher to provide adequate one-on-one support.
Highly recommend this class as both a creative afternoon and as an instructive beginners lesson.

Anna Hearn Dec 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lovely, helpful teacher, nice small Covid safe setting. The only thing that would’ve been helpful would be more cleaning up hoses / sinks as it took a while waiting for each other. Loved it and will book again!

Lydia Deukmedjian Nov 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

This class was fantastic. The teacher is a very skilled and very professional. She was fun and allowed us to be silly and enjoy ourselves. I’m definitely doing her class again! Thank you

Jenny Chan Nov 2021

Great class! Our teacher was lovely and very helpful. Had lots of fun making ceramics!

Sheran Kumar Oct 2021

I found the class interesting, and the teacher very nice and assertive, but the frustrating part was that I couldn’t make the pots right (not enough time?). I also think I may have fallen asleep in this class in hour 2.
We pay $80 and we have to clean and pack up after ourselves + we get no food all that aside you get only 2 items (that you make) I’m sorry but for someone who has traveled 1hr and 30mins, I’m not super impressed, maybe if the price was cheaper I would recommend it to friends/family.

Overall, if you like all things pottery then this is for you.

Ceramics Class for Beginners review by Sheran Kumar - Sydney

Michelle Lee Oct 2021

This was our first time trying wheel pottery and it was so much fun! Ciane was a fantastic teacher, she showed us a step by step demonstration first and then helped us along the way when we started working on our on wheels. A wonderful muddy experience!

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