Deep Blue Ceramics, painting and pottery teacher

Deep Blue Ceramics

Deep Blue Ceramics

location_on Weston, Canberra

local_activity classes: Paint and SipClay Sculpture and Hand BuildingCeramic Painting and GlazingWheel ThrowingPaintingPottery

5.0 (160)
Instagram followers2k


Amy is hands and heart behind Deep Blue Ceramics.

Devoid of creativity for much of her previous professional life she fell head first into Ceramics; learning, making, sharing and teaching, all after falling in love with a handmade mug purchased at a market.

Amy's classes are welcoming and supportive, beginner friendly one of experiences through to term length courses for intermediate potters. She loves to share #clayplay with individuals and private groups alike!

At Deep Blue Ceramics we're deeply passionate about the environment and social justice issues and strive to make a positive impact wherever we can.






Classes


Pottery Class: Clay Play

5.0 (56)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $149

Introduction to Wheel Throwing Pottery Class: Try the Wheel

4.7 (14)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Weston

1 to 10

label $149

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners

5.0 (34)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Weston

1 to 10

label $499

Ceramic Decorating Workshop: Whales

4.9 (15)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Weston

1 to 15

label $149

Pottery Painting Class

4.9 (12)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Weston / Mobile

1 to 30

label $149

Ceramic Glazing Workshop for Beginners

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Weston

1 to 10

label $149

Ceramic Decorating Workshop: Wild Woman

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Weston

1 to 15

label $149

Continuing Wheel Throwing Course

5.0 (2)

date_range Thu 29 Aug, 9:30am

location_on Weston

1 to 10

label $380

Ceramic Painting Workshop: Spring and Flowers

date_range 21 Sep, 19 Oct

location_on Weston

1 to 20

label $149

Clay Sculpting Class: Vulva Art

5.0 (4)

date_range 13 Jul, 21 Sep

location_on Weston

1 to 20

label $150

Clay Play Class: Ceramic Boob Mugs

5.0 (5)

date_range 24 Aug, 28 Sep

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $149

Adult and Child Pottery Class: Half Day Clay Play

5.0 (1)

Adults & 6+ years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $149

Pottery Wheel Throwing Intensive Course for Beginners

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Weston

1 to 10

label $400

Hand Building Class: Garden Flowers

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $199

Private Pottery Class

5.0 (5)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston / Mobile

1 to 30

label $400 - $2,000

Hand Building Class for Lower Dexterity People

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $149

Hand Building Class: Fairy Houses

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $299

Paint and Sip Class: Paint Your Own Dildo

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston / Mobile

1 to 20

label $149

Pottery Class: Whimsical Forest Vessel

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $299

Plate Making Class with Added Texture

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $299

Date Night Wheel Throwing Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

2 to 10

label $300

Five Week Clay Play Hand Building Course

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $450

Introduction to Clay Course: Try It All

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 20

label $499

Pottery Class: Clay Play for Kids

5.0 (1)

6 to 12 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 30

label $55

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course for Intermediate Level

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Weston

1 to 10

label $399

Pottery Hand Building Course: Children's Clay Play

8 to 12 years

date_range Contact for details

location_on Weston

1 to 20

label $300

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Reviews

(160)


Liam Cullen Jun 2024


My wife and I did this class as a date! I must say, it was amazing. Our teacher Nurdan was friendly, professional and gave great advice. We loved her teaching style and really loved the experience.

Shanice Goiser Jun 2024


SO much fun. Had freedom to create what we wanted in clay play. Extremely happy with the product for the price. Wish I wasn’t moving and could go again.
Was for a friends birthday in a small group. The teacher was great and the only feedback would be maybe more visuals and ideas for those that had zero clue as a prompt, the help when I asked was always readily available.

Ashley Longshaw Jun 2024


Wonderful class and Amy was an absolute legend with our group. We learned a lot and dived into our creativity. Thank you!

Nissa Hill Jun 2024


good inspiration and knowledge. nice and easy and fun. word word word word word word

Marion Mapham Jun 2024


The class was so much fun. Amy is a wonderful teacher and made everyone feel welcome no matter what our individual skill level was. Most of us were beginners but by the end of the two hours we had learnt the basics and were happy with our mostly wonky attempts. Lots of fun and laughter had by all.

Stella Bateman Jun 2024


Thank you Fay, it is the first time ever that I have produced something art based that I am proud of. The teacher was knowledgeable, patient and very helpful. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something new to try.
Stella

Morgan Lee May 2024


Great class for when you have finished the beginner course but still want some tips from an instructor. Nurdan was a great teacher, so inviting and really helped nail some techniques I was struggling with. All the tools/materials you could ever want is provided. We were introduced to some really great tools and techniques.

Sarah Morris May 2024

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Can not recommend this class more to anyone who has be curious about wheel throwing. I have walked away feeling confident with the skills taught, and inspired to continue creating and improving.
Kristen is an incredible teacher. She instills confidence in her students, providing guidance and knowledge every step of the way. She took her time to guide us all through any difficulties we encountered, creating a safe learning environment for everyone.
I've walked away with a new passion for wheel throwing. I'm looking forward to doing more courses with Deep Blue Ceramic.

Natalie Collis May 2024


A wonderful mothers day gift and opportunity to try something new.
Materials were all provided and no material limitation to create as much as wished in the timeframe.

Hand Building Class: Garden Flowers review by Natalie Collis - Canberra

Danielle Klar-Allez May 2024


This class was amazing. I had been away from pottery for over 20 years, so I thought it would be a good idea to start from scratch. Amy is a fantastic teacher, making us all feel welcome. We had enough instruction to learn new skills, and then enough time to practice for ourselves. She is very flexible and accommodating in her approach, which was very welcomed in my case.
Her studio is very well supplied and the equipment is all but brand new. You do not need to bring anything - but remember you will get muddy. An excellent supply of glazes. The room is sunny and the amenities very nice.
We learnt the basics of centering on the wheel, wedging, basic cylinders and plates, trimming and glazing. I am grateful to Amy for the classes, as I has reignited my ceramics spark and I look forward to doing more courses with her.
I highly recommend the course, and will be paying for a few family members to attend (as birthday surprises)!

Jessica Wright May 2024


Great fun and an amazing patient teacher, definitely recommend to anyone wanting to start ceramics!

Stephanie Borst May 2024


I very much enjoyed the glazing workshop. I have certainly learned and understood a lot about ceramics glazing, but mainly I am so looking forward to seeing my finished pieces!

Kelly Nicholls May 2024


We done this for a Mother’s Day present and it was great fun everyone really enjoyed it

Karen Lavender May 2024


I have just completed a 5 week, beginners course in throwing.
I enjoyed every aspect of my experience at Deep Blue ceramics.
Kate is a wonderful teacher creating a welcome and encouraging environment.
The studio is a well equipped and easy space to work in.
There is so much to learn and these ladies have a wealth of knowledge.
I'm looking forward to my next course.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners review by Karen Lavender - Canberra

Renee Wolford May 2024


This was such a great group. Kate was a lovely teacher, the venue was great and cosy and I great value for money.

Tina Delchau May 2024


So much creative fun. Great teacher and spacious venue with everything on hand. Loved making my fairy house. Would like to make more! Thank you for the opportunity.

Pottery class review by Tina Delchau - Canberra

Roberta Kennett May 2024


Class was small and friendly. We were guided by an expert teacher who demonstrated every step then was on hand as required. We were encouraged to let our imaginations run riot. Lots of fun.

Tim Suarez May 2024


Came for a mothers day gift.
Teacher was very informative and helpful
I would love to come back!
Thank you for this beautiful class

Pottery Class: Clay Play review by Tim Suarez - Canberra

Paula Gonzalez May 2024


Nurdan was amazing. Her teaching style was very beginner friend. She is patient, kind and always willing to sit next to you and give you the extra help. I couldn’t recommend this class more!

Stephanie Flett May 2024


It was a great experience to try with a friend. It was fun to experience making a mess with the clay. Do prepare to make a vase like shape and it collapse a couple times. This was perfect to do with an intention to have an experience rather than intention to walk away with something.

Kathleen Goode May 2024


The teacher was very patient and kind with the children. She did a terrific job! All the children had a great time at the clay play party and were engaged the whole time. The teacher provided assistance where needed and explained the procedures clearly. We would highly recommend the event, the venue and this teacher!

Marnie Hodsdon Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fun, friendly relaxed beginners pottery class - good venue and teacher. Look forward to seeing my creations in a few weeks. Recommended!

Kate Costello Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great creative fun, good instruction from Bron and opportunities to make a few different things and decorate them. Would go again.

Rikke Moorhouse Apr 2024


Such a great experience! Nurdan was a great teacher - lots of patience, encouragement and laughter. I learnt a lot and can’t wait to continue my pottery journey at Deep Blue Ceramics.

Nancye Marrington Apr 2024


I absolutely adored this 5 week course. Amy was a fantastic teacher who was caring, patient and extremely talented! I learnt so much from her and felt confident by the end of the course! I will definitely be back to compete some more classes at her studio and will be recommending her to everyone I know Thank you so much Amy!

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners review by Nancye Marrington - Canberra

Ruhi Shah Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


What a wonderful course! Nurdan was such a great teacher and very patient with all of us. I learned so much about the creating process from preparing clay to throwing to glazing. I can’t wait to see all my fired creations and how far I’ve come since class one! Would highly recommended.

Annie Phillipson Apr 2024


Nurdan is a wonderful teacher. I had never touched a pottery wheel before and by the end of the course I was making my own plates and cups. The Deep Blue Ceramics studio is very well appointed and has great equipment and tools. Thanks for a great class series Nurdan!

Peta Carmody Apr 2024


I was given a beginners course as a gift.
Didn’t know if I would like it or not but it was truly enjoyable.
Amy runs an informative class and is very helpful when you are having trouble trying to grasp the intricacies of pottery.
I highly recommend Amy and Deep Blue Ceramics.
Thank you for your patience Amy. :)

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners review by Peta Carmody - Canberra

Helen Gouzvaris Apr 2024


Amy is a fantastic teacher and I absolutely loved this course. I had no idea there was so much involved and am keen to continue my pottery journey

Jessica Fulton Apr 2024


This beginners class was a lot of fun. Amy was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of guiding us through a range of techniques all while creating a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere.

Elissa Northrop Apr 2024


Amy is a thorough and patient teacher. She guided us through all the basics of pottery throwing, builiding a really good base of knowledge to continue practice. We all ended up with some fantastic vessels and plates by the end of the 5 week course. I enjoyed myself so much that I have signed up an a member to have access to the brilliant facilities and community at Deep Blue Ceramics. Thanks so much Amy!

Belinda Jones Apr 2024


Amy was fantastic, so friendly and helpful. Was so much fun to paint the ceramics, can’t wait to see what they come out like after the glazing

Belinda Jones Apr 2024


So much fun, teacher was lovely, lots of opportunity to practice. Had a great time

Rob McGregor Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fun
Welcoming
Clear instructions
Good equipment
The instructors treated us with respect and knew their stuff

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners review by Rob McGregor - Canberra

Simona Sarmiento Apr 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended


I recently did a ceramic painting class with a friend and with Amy as the facilitator and it was so much fun! I would highly recommend it, especially to exercise your creative side! I am looking forward to trying other classes too

Sharon Koh Apr 2024


The teacher was lovely and the atmosphere friendly. There was a demo of different techniques then we all had a go. We had about 4 clay lumps each to practice on which was good, and I had fun. However I would have gotten more out of the class if there were 2 sets of demo + practice, as some of us had forgotten things after the fairly long demo.

Marion Mapham Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very casual session with help when I asked. Everything I needed was provided by Amy.

Lyn Gotts Apr 2024


The session was great and I will be doing more. I am looking forward to seeing the end results.

Emily McFarlane Apr 2024


Had a great time with Amy! She is lovely, helpful, fun and full of knowledge! Will certainly be back and highly recommend her classes for anyone.

Lara Ainley Apr 2024


I had a great time today in class. It was a lot of fun doing the whale clay play. Amy is a great teacher and the class was super relaxed and a great atmosphere! I can’t wait to pick up the finished products!

Ceramic Decorating Workshop: Whales review by Lara Ainley - Canberra

Alison Zeitlhofer Apr 2024


Good fun, great instructions, generous with materials, looking forward to collecting my plates once fired

Lily Sarah Apr 2024


We absolutely loved this class! My friend and I had the best time making little cups, vases and trinket bowls, and the teachers were so helpful and amazing. We loved being able to create some beautiful, organic art and experiment with the clay and underglaze paints. Would highly recommend!

Rhiannon Clark Apr 2024


Amazing! Such a fun and interesting experience. Can’t wait to do it again! Thank you

Pottery class review by Rhiannon Clark - Canberra

Monique Cameron Apr 2024


Great instruction. Amy was warm and friendly. Lovely studio set up. I’d highly recommend

India Anderson Mar 2024


It was a wonderful experience! Bron was a lovely teacher who happily took the time to go through all of the different techniques and provide guidance when asked. My friend and I had so much fun that we may now have a new hobby!

Ben Harvey Mar 2024


We had such a wonderful time during this course. It was well explained and our teacher was helpful, knowledgeable and lovely. We are thinking of doing the course again with more friends and building our pottery collection.

Kim Mar 2024


Joined this class with my sister who was visiting Canberra for the weekend. We have both wanted to try wheel throwing and really enjoyed it. We got messy and laughed and I managed to make something that didn’t collapse so I was stoked. Amy’s instructions were really good and easy to follow. I enjoyed it and would definitely try doing this again.

Pottery class review by Kim - Canberra

Jamie Banks Mar 2024


I've just completed Amy's Beginner Wheel course. I had such a great time. The classes were well organised and Amy provided exceptional instruction. I can't wait to see how my glazed pieces come out of the kiln!
I can highly recommend the course and I'm looking forward to completing further couses

Kylie Pratt Mar 2024


Fantastic beginner level course, or even as a refresher for those that have some experience. Amy has a relaxed and friendly style, making everyone feel welcome. Group instruction first, then plenty of one on one where needed, ensuring everyone gets what they need to complete a variety of pieces.
I loved every minute, and would definitely recommend this course

Cheryl Archer Mar 2024


My sister and I had always wanted to try pottery and last Saturday was the perfect day to try as I was visiting Canberra from Brisbane and Deep Blue Ceramics had a vacancy for us! Win win. The class was good. All clay and tools were supplied as well as easy instructions from Amy. I didn’t manage to make something in the end but I enjoyed the process and the feel of the clay. My sister made a vase which Amy will glaze for her and fire with pick up in about a month. We laughed accidentally sprayed clay all over ourselves and generally had a good time. Would definitely look at doing it again.

Sarah Huntly Mar 2024


I had a great time making some beautiful things with lots of help from Amy! it was the perfect gift.
Amy is a brilliant teacher who gives you everything you need and enables your own creativity to come through with each piece. She was always on hand to boost confidence and ensure what I made was what I had hoped for.
The studio is a very welcoming and calming space, and it's equipped with all you could need. each step of the process is sustainable and thoughtful of each person in the workshop and the environment.
I'll be back, and I'm sure I'm not the only one from the group to plan on a return!

Roxanne Ebina Mar 2024


Amy is a great teacher, my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our beginners class at the wheel.

Bernadette Oakes Mar 2024


I had a lot of fun in this intro course. Our teacher was fantastic and very patient.

Tania Piddington Mar 2024

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I have just finished my 5-week beginner course with Amy at Deep Blue Ceramics and absolutely loved it. I loved being able to create a range of things on the wheel as well as trimming and glazing them. I can't wait to see how they turn out after the final fire in the kiln.
Amy is a fun and knowledgeable teacher and helped each of us develop our skills. Everything you needed was provided, and the new studio and awesome company made for a great atmosphere. I will be back for more. Thank you!

Simon Worthington Mar 2024


We had a fantastic time on our 5 week introductory course for wheel throwing! Amy set out a curriculum covering everything we needed to know to go from zero to first pot, and we were on the wheel right in the first session making real things that we trimmed and glazed later. Amy was super friendly and an excellent teacher, and demonstrated the techniques herself before giving us observed guidance on how to improve our own technique. I really like the perfectly balanced learning atmosphere which had enough space to build the peices that we were inspired to try whilst also having a clear direction of what we should be learning. Amy's studio was also fantastically well equipped and our class of 6 an ideal size. All in all this course was the highlight of our week and we're really looking forward to continuing ceramics in the future!

Morgan Lee Mar 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


If you are curious about pottery and want to give it a go, please do the beginner wheel class with Amy! It gives you great foundational skills and is a very welcoming and inclusive environment. All materials provided and you come away with several glazed pieces. Will definitely be back for more classes.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners review by Morgan Lee - Canberra

Bonnie-Jade Ashley Mar 2024


Amy has been an amazing teacher and mentor with her ceramic wheel throwing classes. I've loved every second I had to come back for more! Great for beginners or those already accustomed to the wheel. Plus, the studio is beautiful which is a bonus!

Maddi Carne Mar 2024


Such a great way to be introduced to wheel throwing! I was a complete newbie and the class taught so many key things while giving plenty of time to practice and create pieces. Super happy with the pieces I've made. Thanks so much Amy! Highly recommend doing this course.

Lauren Datson Mar 2024


Absolutely loved this class! Signed up to try something new and had so much fun doing it! Amy is lovely, patient and supportive. Will definitely be signing up for another class in the near future.

Katina Pringle Mar 2024


The Vulva Sculpting class Amy hosted was fantastic. She held the class in her studio which was spacious and had multiple different clays available to choose from. All the tools were provided in the classroom, there was also an abundance of glazes to use after we had finished sculpting and gave us full creative support and freedom to sculpting and design as we chose.

Class was very good value for money, it was a beautiful afternoon of chit chat, secret women's business and laughter. Will definitely be booking another class with Amy in the near future!

Pottery class review by Katina Pringle - Canberra

Tracy Vickers Mar 2024

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Class was great, as was the venue. Amy is very experienced, personable and very patient. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to get creative for a couple of hours.

Renata Sheehan Feb 2024


Nurdan was a great teacher, fun to learn the techniques, meet new people and create

Therese Edwards Feb 2024


I was gifted the class to try out a throw clay pottery, I really enjoyed it and look forward to learning more in the 5 session beginnings classes.

Barbara Spencer Feb 2024


Amy I thoroughly enjoyed the pottery experience. Can’t wait to see the finished pieces. You created a lovely working space and I felt at ease with the instructions. Nothing too complicated. If anything I would have liked a little more time to decorate my pots. Thankyou for having me.

Lexie Claridge Feb 2024


Amy has a beautiful space that catered so well to our group. She is an excellent teacher and host for the afternoon and brought the fun vibes. Will definitely be back and would recommend for other groups wanting a fun experience learning new things!

Joy Warner Feb 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


What a great time we had, Amy explained everything so well and was so positive with our efforts.
Would definitely recommend and return

Deborah Goff Feb 2024


I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It was so good to see people channelling their creativity and how rewarding this can be. The atmosphere is very relaxed and supportive and you feel a sense of accomplishment at the end. Can’t wait to see my fired pieces!

Pottery Class: Clay Play review by Deborah Goff - Canberra

Giselle Bar Feb 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My daughter and I had such a fun time. It’s a great activity to do to together and it feels very relaxing. I can’t wait to get my final product. I’ll definitely be doing more classes.

Vikram Ravendran Feb 2024


My sister got me a voucher for a pottery class for my birthday. The teacher was very helpful and made everyone feel welcome. If was very good value for money and a lot of fun!

Elizabeth Hopgood Feb 2024


Teacher patient and helpful. Clear instructions, plenty of equipment and material to use. Friendly group. Great fun learning experience

Kasumi Hamon Feb 2024


My sisters and I gifted the class to our dad for his birthday and we all went along as a family! The class was so much fun and the teacher was very friendly and a helpful instructor. The venue was the perfect set up for small classes and everything was provided for an introductory setting.

Bec Yan Feb 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely loved the clay class! Instructors were clear and friendly. It was the perfect mid-week evening activity and time flew by so quickly.

Elaina Black Feb 2024


We made some boob mugsI wasn't the best but oh boy it was fun!
The teachers were funny, informative, and relaxed.
Venue felt really natural and creative, was cool to hear they are 100% renewable and reuse the left-over clay!
For what we paid the value is amazing, you don't just go home with a tiny little mug you get to glazed and pick up all your creations
I will definitely be convincing my office to come and do this activity.

Justine Murphy Feb 2024


Fun creative environment- lovely studio with all materials provided. Great way to spend an evening.

Matt Holgate Feb 2024


Bron and Amy were so inviting, helpful and supportive during our class. It was great to have a chat and a laugh with other guests. We had the best time! Thank you! :)

Allie Mackenzie Jan 2024


Great experience. My daughter and I had a wonderful time learning different pottery techniques and painting our masterpieces. Would definitely recommend to others

Emily McFarland Jan 2024


Absolutely loved this class! Went with a friend as we are trying to be more creative in the activities we do. We got to make as much as we could and the transfers were so beautiful it was very hard to choose which ones to use! Thank you very much we had so much fun!

Clare Sainsbury Dec 2023


We had a lovely class with Amy in her beautiful studio. Will definitely be returning.

Holly Thomas Dec 2023


I have absolutely loved doing the beginners wheel throwing course with Amy and I highly recommend. Amy is knowledgeable and kind and gave the perfect balance between learning and freedom to explore and be creative. The studio space is light and spacious and has everything you need to create your masterpieces. I'm very sad that my course has come to an end but will definitely be back for more!

Mary Moore Dec 2023


I highly recommend Amy's wheel throwing course for beginners. Amy was warm and knowledgeable and the vibe was fun and relaxed. I learned so much more about clay and the process than I expected. I am looking at plates differently these days I can't wait to give my creations as Christmas presents. I will definitely be back for more in the new year. If you’re on the fence about it, go for it. Make the time.

Teacher's response

Thank you for the energy and enthusiasm your brought to the session Mary! It was my pleasure!

Kristen Barrett Dec 2023


This class was amazing! Amy is a great teacher who accommodates everyone and is very inclusive. I had a great time and am so happy with what I made. I missed a few classes due to illness and Amy was super understanding and generous with her time.

Allasandra Min Perrell-Wilkie Dec 2023


Amy was amazing! Such a great vibe there.
Everyone else was really nice and friendly too which is a great bonus when you’ve never been before!

Absolutely recommend this for a great afternoon bit of fun

Rebecca van der Werff Dec 2023


I absolutely loved the 5-week wheel-throwing class with Amy. Life is so damn hectic, so this course was much needed opportunity to relax and focus on a new creative skill in a pleasant environment with likeminded beginners. Amy is super knowledgeable, gave great instructions and tips, provided all the necessary tools, and encouraged a team atmosphere. The class flowed at a perfect pace, and I’m completely chuffed to end the course with 9 finished pieces to take home (so much more than I expected). My favourite parts were learning to make cylinders/cups, experimenting with glazes, and hearing the pet turkey gobbling just outside the studio door. Had a “wheelie” good time.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure teaching you, I look forward to welcoming you back in the new year.

Rowena Hogan Dec 2023


Amy was amazing. I came along to a private class with my elderly Dad. Amy was patient and kind with both of us. The studio is a warm welcoming environment. Hopefully we will be back for more classes in the future.

Teacher's response

Thank you Rowena, I’m so glad I could facilitate some fun quality time with you and your dad.

Melanie Sykes-Bridge Dec 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Amy is an incredibly patient and knowledgeable teacher. The class was very inclusive, the studio is spacious and inviting and all materials are provided. I would 100% recommend these classes to everyone, I’ll be back

Sarah Keen Dec 2023


Loved this course! Amy is friendly, very fun and allows you to learn at your own pace! Would 100% recommend!

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Sarah! It was a pleasure having you! Look forward to teaching you again!

Simon Mitchell Dec 2023


Intro to wheel throwing was great fun! Amy is an awesome teacher and the classes have a very chill vibe. I won’t be selling my pottery any time soon but I learned a lot and got noticeably better at throwing over the 5 weeks. Highly recommended!

Catherine Gildea Dec 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Amy is great and the class is so fun! Very relaxed and friendly environment. I'll definitely be back next year :)

Louise White Dec 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Another brilliant class and I can't say it enough, Amy is an amazing teacher, and her classes are calming and a safe space to let you be creative and are leading me to a very welcome pottery addiction!

Carolyn Paris Dec 2023


We had such fun. The time flew by and everything was very easy. Thanks for the great night

Sarah Morris Dec 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was so much fun! A great introduction to clay if you have never had any exposure to it as a medium. Even if you were familiar and confident with clay, there was something new to learn or revise.
Amy has a wealth of knowledge. You can tell she's very skilled and passionate about what she does. This made for a very relaxed environment that supported everyone at whatever level they are at.
It is also worth noting Gerald. His in put to the class really broke any ice between classmates who didn't know each other. He knew just how to start a conversation.

Mary Jamieson Dec 2023


Fabulous event, learning the basics of hand modeling with clay. Very welcoming environment, and great teachers.

Tania Piddington Dec 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The pottery painting class in Amy's fancy new studio was great fun. We had a great variety of things to choose to paint on and Amy is really encouraging, a great teacher. Thank you!

Colleen Adams Dec 2023


Was very enjoyable :) Teacher was super friendly and very welcoming. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family.

Tennille Stewart Dec 2023


Amy was warm, welcoming and encouraging. Everything you needed was supplied, and if you were exploring other ideas, they went above and beyond to source colours or decorations.
I really enjoyed being given instructions and tips, and then being left to creatively explore the clay.
It was a very relaxed, fun and collegiate vibe.

Thomas Liu Nov 2023


Teacher (Amy) was very knowledegable and helpful. We liked that we could collect our own works afterwards.

Tess Freeling Nov 2023


Attending the clay play class was a delightful experience, blending creativity with relaxation. Crafting clay cups and bowls alongside friends provided a unique bonding opportunity. The atmosphere was laid-back, allowing us to unwind while enjoying a refreshing beer. A perfect blend of artistic expression and social enjoyment.

Katrina Burgers Nov 2023


Amy is so welcoming and kind, we had a private class making boob mugs! It was so much fun, can't wait to see the finished product! Thanks Amy for making our experience really great!

Clay Play Class: Ceramic Boob Mugs review by Katrina Burgers - Canberra

Evelyn Rohde Nov 2023


Had a fantastic class with great ladies. Instructor was fantastic. Looking forward to more classes.

Ash Knights Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Absolutely loved this class! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to try wheel throwing or learn some skills. Aimee looked after all of us, even when we were having a bad week with it. Her beautiful daughter Imi brought out a baby chick for us to cuddle when our wheel throwing wasn’t going the way we wanted it to! What a supportive, beautiful environment to start your ceramics journey! Highly, highly recommend.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners review by Ash Knights - Canberra

Teacher's response

Thank you for your review Ash, it was a pleasure having you, We're so glad that you enjoyed your ceramics journey with us and we appreciate your recommendation to others who may be interested in trying wheel throwing or learning new skills.

Karen Porter Nov 2023


Amy was super friendly and very helpful for us beginners. The venue was very comfortable and a relaxed atmosphere. All the materials were provided and we got to make about 4 items each which she will put in the kiln. It was great value for money. We learned so much about how to make pottery and our items looked really good.
Her communication was fantastic.

Teacher's response

Thank you Karen, it was a joy hosting you and your colleagues! Welcome back anytime!

Victoria Farrell Nov 2023


great very fun and informative class! would recommend to any aspiring potters. very welcoming environment!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your review Vic, it was a pleasure having you! I look forward to teaching you again!

Brendan Scicluna Nov 2023


Amy is an incredible teacher, with wonder patience and clear instructions. Her new studio is warm and inviting, creating the perfect environment for everyone to get the creative juices flowing!
Everything that we needed to create mugs, bowls and plates were provided so we didn't have to worry about a thing.
I came into this 5 week wheel throwing course with absolutely NO experience with clay let alone using a wheel. I am walking away feeling confident to be able to come back and do it without instruction. There are so many elements to the process and Amy allows plenty of time in her sessions for teaching, practicing the skill and giving ongoing learning opportunities.
Thank you for being so patient, offering such a beautiful space and sharing your incredible skills with us in a sustainable and environmentaly conscious way.

Emma xx

Teacher's response

Thank you Emma, you words are touching, I’m really grateful you’ve enjoyed your experience.

Caroline Hocking Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


A great class with a very helpful and friendly instructor. I really enjoyed it. Thanks Amy!

Ceramic Decorating Workshop: Whales review by Caroline Hocking - Canberra

Teacher's response

We're so glad you enjoyed the class and we hope to see you again soon for more enjoyable learning experiences. Thanks again!

Melanie Broder Nov 2023


Lovely venue, and a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. She created a really nice warm environment and I learned some new skills and made some pottery. 10/10 will be back!

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Melanie! We’re so glad that you had the opportunity to learn new skills and make your own pottery. We can't wait to have you back for another session soon. See you then!

Maia French Nov 2023


Had such a good time at Amy’s whale ceramics workshop! A great activity to do with a friend and definitely worth the money. Am keen to try another workshop sometime soon!

Teacher's response

Thank you Maia! I look forward to joining in another class soon!

Eila Korpinen-Butchers Oct 2023


I brought my mum to the pottery painting class for her birthday and we absolutely loved it, it was such a nice vibe. Amy was so lovely and encouraging towards everyone. Will definitely be back.

Teacher's response

Thanks so much for your review Eila, it was a pleasure hosting you and your mum!

Leanne O'Callaghan Oct 2023


Would recommend doing this pottery session. Was extremely therapeutic and fun. Amy the facilitator was very helpful and supportive. My husband and I received this as a Christmas gift and enjoyed it immensely.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your review, Leanne! It's fantastic that you enjoyed your Christmas gift and had a wonderful time with your husband. We hope to see you both again soon for more therapeutic and enjoyable pottery sessions!

Penny Deacon Oct 2023


I loved this class. I have wanted to try painting on pottery for ages, and Amy made it really fun and rewarding. She is a welcoming and patient teacher, who knows her stuff inside out and can teach it in an enjoyable and accessible way. I really liked that there was scope for us to take our project in our own direction, and seeing what the other students came up with was really inspiring for me. I had a great time, and getting to take home my hand-painted piccolo cup at the end is the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to try Amy’s other classes.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your review, Penny! We're thrilled to hear that you loved the class and had such a rewarding experience painting on pottery. It's wonderful that you appreciated the opportunity to take your project in your own direction and found inspiration from the other students' work. And of course, taking home your hand-painted piccolo cup is the perfect way to top it all off! We can't wait to see you in our other classes soon.

Jennifer Nelson Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great teacher, great venue and lots of fun! Would highly recommend Deep Blue Ceramics. Thank you!

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Jennifer! It''s awesome to hear that you had such a great experience with Deep Blue Ceramics. We appreciate your recommendation and we can't wait to have you back for more fun and creativity! Thank you!

Alyce Chattin Oct 2023


The class was incredibly fun and completely beginner friendly. Our teacher was super supportive and took the time to explain everything while still allowing full creative freedom. The subject was hilarious and made for a great afternoon! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to try pottery and just wanting to have a great time!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your review Alyce! We're stoked to hear that you had such a fantastic experience in our pottery class. We're glad that you found the subject matter hilarious and enjoyed your afternoon with us. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you back for more pottery fun soon!

Oliver Fernandez Oct 2023


Fantastic and passionate teacher, very patient and supportive. Great fun too! Would absolutely go again and try other classes too :)

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Oliver! We can't wait to have you join us again for another workshop and maybe even try out some other classes as well. See you then!

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023


We had an absolutely amazing experience! we had a group of us all attend one evening for some fun and creativity and Amy really delivered. we learnt about how to 'play' with clay and created some amazing pieces with clear directions. Amy encouraged freedom of our own creations and offered ideas and guidance when needed. her new studio was comfortable and we see many potentials with the space in years to come. (we also loved meeting the Turkey)

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review! It's fantastic that you and your group had fun and got creative with clay under Amy's guidance. We love encouraging freedom of creativity while providing clear directions, so it's wonderful to know that you felt supported in your own creations while also receiving ideas and guidance when needed. We hope to see you again soon for more fun and creativity.

Erin Campbell Oct 2023


This was such a fun class! Amy was a really great teacher who provided demonstrations and tips, but gave us the freedom to get creative and decide what to make for ourselves. Can't wait to see how the final pieces turn out :-)

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Erin!

We're just as excited as you to see how your final pieces turn out! We're sure they'll be fantastic. Thank you for choosing our class and sharing your positive experience. We can't wait to have you back for more creative adventures in the future. See you soon!

Melanie Auer Oct 2023


Amy provided a good paced learning environment and a very helpful one on one session.

Nicola Mann Oct 2023


Excellent class with Amy who was very knowledgeable and friendly! Learnt multiple techniques for basic pottery and had a great time!

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review, Nicola! We hope this class has sparked a new passion for pottery in you. We look forward to having you back for more fun in the future!

Isabelle Patterson Oct 2023


Amy took us through 2 ways to create pots/vases/containers and then encouraged us to get making! Basically unlimited clay to make as much as you can during the class. She's also got lots of paints and stamps for decorating.
Her new studio space is lovely and private. Bring snacks! It was a great evening. Can't wait to pick up our peices!

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Isabelle!
We're so glad you had a great time and are excited to pick up your pieces. We can't wait for you to see the end results of your hard work. Thank you for choosing us for your pottery experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Anna Matoina Oct 2023


I had an amazing experience and had so much fun! Can't wait to see finished products.

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Anna! It's always a pleasure to see our customers enjoying themselves. We can't wait for you to see the finished products too! Keep an eye out for updates and announcements. See you soon!

Alison Turner Oct 2023


Great teacher, very suitable premises and great fun. Well organised class. Keen to go again .

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Alison! We can't wait to have you back for another class soon!

Zoe Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Had such an amazing time being creative, playing with clay and making items to keep! Amy my was a great teacher, so personable and helpful. Would highly recommend this experience and will be back again for some of the other classes offered!

Maddi Carne Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The instructor was super friendly, knowledgeable and professional. A great introductory class, it was so much fun!

Jodie Mackenzie Oct 2023


Amy was just lovely, has a great set up at her studio and I really enjoyed her intro class. Can’t wait to see how my little pots turn out

Ashleigh Taloni Oct 2023


Our teacher, Amy was lovely and a super fun vibe for the class we booked in for.
We did the Christmas Clay workshop for a Hens party and everyone had a great time.
We love that we each got a substantial amount of pieces that we get to take home.
The venue was held in a cute little hair studio that was explained as being temporary whilst the studio is being finished but it worked really well.
There was a bit of mix ups with the days and timings but it was a simple mistake and Amy was more than accommodating in fixing this up for us and making it all still work with a shortened time.

We are all so excited to be able to pick up our pieces and display them at Christmas time. Definitely recommend doing one of the classes

Brianne Windley Oct 2023


Amy was fantastic, accomodating and flexible. We learned some key pottery techniques and were given support and creative freedom to create our own special pieces. Thanks Amy :)

Zoe Pollock Sep 2023


Amy’s clay play class was so much fun! For someone who had never used clay before I walked away feeling accomplished that I had learnt so much in such a short amount of time. The atmosphere Amy created was warm, friendly and encouraging.

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Zoe! We’re stoked to hear you enjoyed.

Kaytee Colonna Sep 2023


We did this class for a hens party and it was wonderful! The teach made everyone feel very comfortable and empowered! The materials were great for beginners and we all made something that looked awesome thanks to the Amy’s guidance! 10/10 would recommend

Pottery class review by Kaytee Colonna - Canberra

Louise White Sep 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Amy is an amazing teacher this is my 3rd play and clay class with her and everytime I get more creative and just genuinely have a great time and think I have found my hobby that's my own.

Alicia Norris Sep 2023


I bought this class for my mum and I to do together and we LOVED it! Amy was amazing And we loved the way she ran the class. We were able to be creative with making whatever we wanted while also learning pottery techniques. 10/10 would recommend.

Kristen Barrett Sep 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews


Do yourself a favour and book in for this class! Such a warm and friendly vibe, with the perfect balance of supportive instruction, combined with the time and freedom to play and create. The eco friendly, quality materials and the setting in a beautiful and peaceful yoga studio were a bonus I really appreciated. Great value class. Five stars all the way!

Pottery class review by Kristen Barrett - Canberra

John Ruman Sep 2023


Warm, friendly, fun and professional.

We were made to feel welcomed and looked after as soon as we walked through the door.
The location was cute and perfect for a hands-on creative session. We had heaps of clay to play with and the session was easy to understand, and follow. We felt like we had a lot of time to get our hands dirty and create some amazing pottery.

We enjoyed every minute and would do this again!

Teacher's response

Thank you, John. We're delighted to hear that you had an awesome time. We would love to see you again for another enjoyable experience!

Daniel Rastoka Sep 2023


Fantastic first class, Amy our teacher was great and it was a welcoming environment. I would recommend it to anyone who wanted to give pottery a try!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Daniel, for your fantastic review! We're glad you had a positive experience trying out pottery and would be happy to welcome anyone you recommend. We hope to see you again soon for more pottery fun!

Joselyn Eling Sep 2023


Highly recommend giving this a go!
Great fun, with all of the equipment you need provided. The teacher/host was super knowledgeable and talked us through everything easily, as well as really setting a fun and engaging vibe.

Clay Sculpting Class: Vulva Art review by Joselyn Eling - Canberra

Teacher's response

Thank you, Joselyn! We're stoked to hear that you and your group had a great time! Come back anytime for more engaging and enjoyable adventures!

Charlotte Lentfer Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We really enjoyed how laid back and relaxing the class was. Amy was great at finding the balance between teaching some skills, offering some tips and letting our imaginations run wild.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Charlotte, for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the class. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!

Erika Barrs Sep 2023


Very well instructed clay fun. We had a good time learning how to pinch pot

Teacher's response

Thanks Erika, it was a pleasure having you and your partner for this session, you both made such beautiful pots!

Maria Oryan Sep 2023


The teacher was amazing very helpful and talented and the items we made were really fun to make a very enjoyable 2 hours and would definitely recommend to others and will hopefully get a chance to do another class soon

Teacher's response

Thank you, Maria! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience in our class. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another class soon.

Fay Stenhouse Sep 2023


Amy, the teacher, of this ceramics class, was an excellent educator, explaining the techniques clearly and accurately. She was also very supportive and encouraging of all participants' efforts. The two hours flew past as we were all absorbed in producing our art pieces. Good fun with friends and family.

Teacher's response

Thanks for your wonderful review Fay. It's fantastic to know that the two hours flew by as you and your friends and family were fully absorbed in producing your art pieces. We're delighted that you had a great time. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to see you back for more good fun in the future!

Jade Aug 2023


Teacher was lovely and very accommodating! My group is looking forward to seeing what their future courses will look like at their new studio

Private Pottery Class review by Jade - Canberra

Teacher's response

Thank you for your review Jade. You and are group we’re charming to host, I can’t wait to see you in some of my new classes and courses in the new studio soon!

Paige Lievre Aug 2023


Great class perfect for people with any level of pottery knowledge. Really enjoyable class with a great set up!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your review Paige. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our pottery class and found it suitable for all levels of pottery knowledge. Creating a great setup is important to us, so we're delighted that you found it enjoyable. We hope to see you again in the future for more pottery fun!

Lynn Hinds Aug 2023


Teacher was very informative and friendly. Room was spacious and you weren't rushed to finish anything. good day

Teacher's response

Thanks for the review Lynn. Providing a comfortable learning environment is important to us, and we're glad that you found the room spacious and not rushed. We hope you had a good day and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Brian Stewart Aug 2023


I purchased a voucher for my husband's birthday. We had such an amazing time together. The space was calm and inviting. Amy was very welcoming and supportive of all levels of ability. In a relaxed way wee got to explore using clay for the first time and walked away feeling proud of what we had created. thanks amy, we will definitely be back to experience more clayfun!

Teacher's response

It's great that both of you were able to explore working with clay for the first time and create something you were proud of. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more clayfun in the future!

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really fun, fantastic class Learnt some great techniques as well, I’m keen to do more ceramics classes!

Pottery class review by Anonymised ClassBento student - Canberra

Teacher's response

Thanks so much for your review, I’m so glad to hear you’re keen to do more ceramics classes in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back for more creative and enjoyable experiences!

Phoebe Bowden Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Such a fun and creative class with a great teacher. Highly recommend! And will be back

Teacher's response

I'm stoked to hear that you had such a fun and creative experience in our class. Look forward to having you back sometime!

Monica Tran Aug 2023


This class exceeded expectations. Amy was a friendly and knowledgeable teacher who provided endless laughs and was attentive to each and every attendee. Me and my friend had so much fun, there was mo better way to spend a Friday night!

Pottery class review by Monica Tran - Canberra

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Monica! We're so glad that you and your friend had so much fun - there's no better way to spend a Friday night than laughing and learning together! We can't wait to have you back for more. See you soon!

Rachael Gross Aug 2023


It was a really great intro to pottery and a good vibe with our group. The prints were also so excellent! And our teacher was really knowledgeable and fun. Everything we needed was provided and the instructions were easy to follow too. Will definitely look into coming another Friday night.

Krutika Aug 2023


We had such a blast doing this workshop. It is absolutely beginner friendly and Amy is a great teacher. If you've been thinking about getting your hands dirty with some clay fun, book yourself in!

Ceramic Decorating Workshop: Whales review by Krutika - Canberra

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review Kru! Excited to hear that you're excited about getting your hands dirty with some clay fun and we can't wait to have you book yourself in for another workshop soon! See you then

Senay Kose Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Class was fun! Instructer was funny and detailed steps needed. Very therapeutic and relaxing event.

Tessa Chancellor Jul 2023


Teacher was very helpful and informative, well run, great learning experience, great for making creative gifts

Lauren Waite Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Amy was a great teacher and communicator with a fun sense of humour. I really love my pots - thank you for guiding me to make heartfelt (and pretty!) handmade goodies for my loved ones for Christmas!

Peta Bennett Jul 2023


A really great experience for beginners. The teaching to the whole group was really clear, fun and engaging. The way Amy took the time to chat with us and help us with our individual creations was excellent. Will definitely look into more classes and recommend to our mates.

Lyn Fisk Jul 2023


Amy was a fantastic teacher. We had so much fun. Thank you! We will definitely be back to make more things.

Sarah Manno Mar 2023


Super fun and relaxed class at a lovely venue. Amy was a great teacher! Would recommend.

Jennifer Bauer Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I loved this this class. I went solo, which I was a bit nervous about, but Amy and the other participants were welcoming and encouraging and it felt fine.

The space was private and comfortable. Amy provided everything we needed. I loved the mixture of helpful tips about clay techniques and encouragement to let our creativity fly.

I came away feeling more empowered about my body. I recommend this class to anyone with a vulva.

Kathy Jack Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Amy was a great teacher and explained the techniques really well. She was really welcoming and approachable and answered all our questions. Everything was provided and there was plenty of time to create a few pieces.

Highly recommend this class. Great for friends, family and individuals. A really enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.

Tricia Scollen-Smith Feb 2023


We had such a wonderful time being creative and getting to explore how to make things. Our instructor Amy was very insightful and really nurtured all of us in whatever our individual product was that we had chosen to make. I would thoroughly recommend this class to anyone! Tricia

Anna Stanley Feb 2023


An interesting, interactive experience with good instruction and lots of room to explore. We really enjoyed it and are considering doing another class with Deep Blue Ceramics in a few months time. Thank you for a really fun time.

Chantelle Boehme Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


It was a fun class where you got to let your creativity run wild as you learnt new skills and techniques for working with clay.

Louise White Feb 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Being my first time to one of amys classes I had so much fun, I was able to channel my inner child play with clay and making a mess and lovely perfect imperfect ceramics.
Amy is a wonderful teacher so calm and enthusiastic about her craft, she brings that energy to her class.
I will definitely book in again.

Pottery class review by Louise White - Canberra

Britney Staines Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a wonderful experience! The teacher was incredible at showing us techniques and encouraging us to achieve our best. The others who were attending the class we're all very kind and made the class easier to actively participate in. Overall, a very enjoyable experience, and can't wait to see how my pieces will turn out after the firing process!

William Bridges Feb 2023


Great experience and I had a lot of fun. Amy was lovely and very helpful.

Srikanth Karumuri Dec 2022


Amy went above and beyond on driving to our place and conducting the workshop. We paid for a 3hour workshop but driving setting up and packing up takes time and she was so generous accommodating our request. She was welcoming and supportive so our team members didn’t have any inhibitions asking for advice and taking guidance to crating incredible pieces of art to cherish for the rest of their life.

Pottery class review by Srikanth Karumuri - Canberra

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