Freeform Clay Hand Building Class: Clayfulness

Learn how to sculpt quirky ceramics

1 hour Class size 1 to 4

label $50 - $58 or 4 payments of $12.50 - $14.50 Afterpay
($58 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $50 for 3+ guests)

Learn hand building clay techniques in this fun and relaxing class in Sydney.

In this class, you will make quirky succulent planters by freely shaping the clay. You will learn about different hand-building techniques and will be encouraged to explore your creative potential. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of ceramic colors so you can customize your own design.

This ‘Clayfulness’ class is designed to explore the receptive nature of clay without the use of the pottery wheel. If you would like to experience working on the wheel, then please check out my ‘Wheelfulness’ class.

At the end of the class, you will leave your quirky piece to be kiln-fired and can collect it 2-3 weeks after class.

Knowledge Required
No previous skills are required.
What you'll get
Your artwork will be kiln-fired and you can collect your finished ceramics 2-3 weeks after your class. Firing is included in the price.
What to bring
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting clay on. An apron is provided.
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a great Xmas gift idea.


2/24 Horsley Ave, North Willoughby NSW

Your teacher
Bettina Stevanovic
Bettina Stevanovic

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.


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Verified reviews

Gloria Park • Aug 2020

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

Matthew Hammond • Jul 2020

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

Charlie Houghton • Jun 2020

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 :)
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