Introduction to Pottery Class

Introduction to Pottery Class

Making unique bowls and get a taste of pottery

Rose Bay
Leanne Berelowitz
Leanne Berelowitz

Ceramic artist




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Join me in my cozy studio, and let me guide you through the foundational skills in pottery, of centering clay on the wheel and making a bowl.

You'll spend the first few minutes saying 'hello' to the clay by creating a 'pinched' bowl, where you'll literally shape the clay with your hands into a bowl, and feel its texture and malleability. This is a faster and more intuitive technique, where you'll have more control to make a very unique looking bowl, one that looks like it's been sculpted by hand (because it has been!)

Then you'll see a step by step demonstration on the wheel. From there, you'll be guided through the stages of making a small wheel-thrown bowl. Wheel throwing makes it easier to create more polished, refined and symmetrical bowls. It takes a little bit more skill, but that's what this class is for!

If you'd like to stretch this class out so that you have more time (which you can decide on the day after experiencing it), that's possible too.

You'll leave your bowls with me to be fired (usually takes 1-2weeks), which you can then pick up and enjoy; I can send the bowls to you as well if need be.

You'll notice that the total price is the same regardless of whether one or two students attend, so feel free to bring a friend!

As an alternate plan, you can also bring your own idea to class and I can guide you through the proccess of making it in clay, either on the wheel or by handbuilding.

The price includes materials and firing one bowl per person with a clear glaze.

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No knowledge required - beginners welcome!

If you've already got some pottery skills or want to do something specific (like making pots with matching lids), just get in touch and we can set up a separate customised class for you

build Equipment Needed

All equipment provided. Just wear clothes that you wouldn't mind getting some clay on.

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This workshop is perfect for individuals and couples, as well as for a special occasion or birthday.

This workshop is a great rainy day activity.


Introduction to Pottery Class class location

Rose Bay, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Note: Walk to the back of the building, the studio is at the back of the building, in my garage


Leanne Berelowitz
Leanne Berelowitz

Ceramic artist

I've been teaching ceramics for 10 years. I learned this art at UNSW and Bezalel.

I'm passionate about pottery because it's a great way to indulge in both creativity and wellbeing. I find that clay throwing puts you in a tranquil and mesmerising place, which creates a sense of peace, and a connection with nature and the Earth. Like the martial art of Jujutsu where you harness and use your opponent's force and energy, you balance, manage, and build on the spinning force from the pottery wheel, using your own, to make something beautiful. Handbuilding is great fun too, as clay is malleable, tactile and easy to mold into any form.

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Review by (attended on 11 Jun 2018)

We had so much fun!! Learnt some great introductory skills! Hoping to attend more in the future!


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Review by (attended on 27 May 2018)

Better than what I expected! Leanne is an excellent teacher, and has a great personality too ! Everything was just perfect , the studio , all the materials provided, atmosphere, content, I just couldn’t fault it! We had so much fun, it was our first time and def not the last! Thank you so much

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Review by (attended on 25 May 2018)

We had an awesome class with Leanne! She is a very patient and encouraging instructor who is generous with her time and materials. Would recommend a lesson with her to anyone in Sydney!


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Review by (attended on 5 May 2018)

My friend and I had such a wonderfully inspired night in Leanne’s private workshop. Her teaching was patient, fun and informative. We had never done pottery before and left with some amazing creations and skills. We highly recommend this experience!!!

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