Freeform Clay Hand Building Class - Private

Design and make your own customised ceramics in this private class

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $85 - $105 (or 4 payments of $21.25 - $26.25 Afterpay)
($105 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $85 for 4+ guests)

    Bookings for this class will resume when restrictions are eased for everyone regardless of their vaccination status

This private class is suitable for individuals or groups and it is customised to your needs. Do you have a project in mind? Or, no specific ideas, but would like to create a quirky art or a functional piece? Either way, Bettina will be there to guide and assist you through the design and the creation of your ceramic project. If you have no project in mind, don't worry - there are plenty of ceramics on display to inspire you.

Bettina will demonstrate the hand-building techniques that are best suited for your project and encourage you to explore your creative potential. You will also have the opportunity to work with a range of ceramic pigments so you can customize your own colour palette.

This is a freeform hand building class without the use of the pottery wheel. If you would like to experience working on the wheel, then please check out my pottery wheel classes.

Knowledge required
No previous skills are required.
What you'll get
Your artwork will be glazed and kiln-fired and you can collect your finished ceramics in 2 weeks after your class. The price is quoted for a medium sized piece (e.g. no larger than 25cmx25cmx25cm).
What to bring
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting clay on. An apron is provided.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

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 nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Wheelfulness Studio - 2/24 Horsley Ave, North Willoughby NSW

Your teacher
Bettina Stevanovic
Bettina Stevanovic

4.9 (68)

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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Marcelina Brodka May 2021

Today I had a fantastic time with Bettina on my Private Lesson. We created a beautiful & unique vase from the scratch! Bettina has an amazing creative mind, explains carefully how to approach a project step by step & gets excited with you when it turns out to be a masterpiece ;) I would highly recommend everyone who would like to spend some creative time with a real professional

Freeform Clay Hand Building Class - Private review by Marcelina Brodka

Claudette Moit Apr 2021

My niece and I had the best time. Bettina was great-extremely patient, helpful and very accommodating. My niece was totally immersed in the process and it was wonderful to have the private class, just the two of us. Will definitely be back.

Heshani Silva Feb 2021

We organised this as a surprise bday experience for a friend, and we had a great experience. Bettina was a lovely instructor with a homely studio. As we were all newbies it was nice to be taught the basics and then encouraged to seek our own inspiration rather than be given a set idea.

The only thing we would change is to have more time, there were a few last minute touches we would have loved to make to our designs and 30 minutes extra would have allowed us to finalise things :) We would definitely be doing this again.

Pottery workshop review by Heshani Silva

Michelle Fortescue Nov 2020

Had an amazing time with Bettina! She was friendly, welcoming and a great teacher. Would recommend

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

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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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