Introduction to Pottery Class




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Join me in my cozy studio for this private or semi private session, 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 and doing some brief activities to get a feel for the pottery wheel.

Next you'll see a step-by-step demonstration on the wheel, and you'll be guided through the stages of making a small wheel-thrown bowl. Wheel throwing makes it easier to create polished, refined and symmetrical bowls. It takes a little 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 2-3 weeks).

As an alternate plan, you can also bring your own idea to class and I can guide you through the process 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, which will be posted to you.

The class is for 1 or 2 people (if you book for just 1 person, it will be a 1 on 1 class). If you're interested in a general pottery class without using wheels, I can accommodate maximum 4 students, just get in touch with your preferred date(s) and I can send you a custom invitation to book.

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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), please get in touch and we can set up a separate customised class for you

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All equipment provided. Please wear clothes that you wouldn't mind getting some clay on. Short nails are best for wheel work.

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


Rose Bay, NSW

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


Leanne Berelowitz
Leanne Berelowitz

Ceramic artist

5.0   (23)

I studied at UNSW Art & Design and Bezalel, and have been teaching ceramics for 10 years.

I'm passionate about pottery because it's great for creativity and wellbeing. Wheelthrowing is both meditative and fun, and creates a sense of peace, and a connection with nature and the earth. Like martial arts, where you harness 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 awesome too, as clay is malleable, tactile and easy to mold into any form.

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Verified reviews for this class


By (attended on 12 May 2019)

Leanne was a great teacher - she was very good at explaining things, and provided a great mixture of demonstrating, but also letting us learn by trying things for ourselves. She also gave us options, so we could tailor the class to exactly what we wanted. She provided all of the equipment and even sent our final products out to us - it was good value for money. Highly recommend!


By (attended on 7 Apr 2019)

We had such an exceptional experience with Leanne! Her teaching style and instruction was so good and being able to have such a personalised class with her guidance was just amazing - and with a guaranteed product to take away at the end of it too! Can’t wait for our bowls to arrive so we can put them to use! Thank you Leanne!


By (attended on 1 Mar 2019)

Leanne was a fantastic teacher who taught us pottery newbies the basics of the pottery wheel. Her instructions were very easy to follow and allowed us to be creative with our design. We had a great day and are excited to see our finished pots after they are fired! Thank you Leanne :)

Pottery workshop review by Andrew Colunga


By (attended on 18 Jan 2019)

Great intro class for beginners, highly recommending it! Leanne is very experienced and a professional teacher.


By (attended on 14 Dec 2018)

I really enjoyed the pottery class. It was great to have a one on one lesson and I learnt a lot.


By (attended on 9 Dec 2018)

Fantastic class, highly recommended. Leanne worked at a good pace and was super friendly. Very enjoyable!

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By (attended on 2 Dec 2018)

Our pottery class with Leanne was exceptional. She was extremely patient and knowledgeable. Her workspace was very well organised and all tools and equipment were supplied. Would definitely recommend this class.


By (attended on 18 Nov 2018)

My partner and i had a wonderfully relaxed Sunday morning learning pottery with Leanne. Leanne made us feel right at home as soon as we arrived and wasted no time in putting us to work!
We really enjoyed the whole experience and recommend Leannes class to all ages.

Introduction to Pottery Class review by Cameron Johnston


By (attended on 21 Oct 2018)

Very friendly and went through the teaching steps in an easy to understand way. Lots of fun


By (attended on 19 Oct 2018)

Leanne is a terrific teacher and I'm really looking forward to doing another class with her.


By (attended on 14 Oct 2018)

The class is great! Leanne is friendly. We make a set of Japanese green tea cup and a rice ball! Now we need to buy a chopsticks to make it one set

Pottery workshop review by Farid Ng


By (attended on 7 Oct 2018)

Leanne is awesome! She is a fantastic teacher - very experienced, attentive and patient. We had a lot of fun and learnt a lot during the 2 hour session. In addition to learning how to make a bowl/cup on the wheel, we learnt a bit about the holistic process. Her studio was cosy and well-equipped. Would recommend checking out Leanne's class!

Introduction to Pottery Class review by Luke Chan Sydney


By (attended on 23 Sep 2018)

Leanne was very patient and encouraging. She provided tips and minute details as to how to improve our skills during the introduction. The venue was easy to find as clear instructions were provided upon booking the class. We had a lot of fun. Thank you, Leanne :)


By (attended on 16 Sep 2018)

I had such a great time.
Leanne was great and teaching and letting us have a go even if we did it wrong.
Thank you!!!


By (attended on 16 Sep 2018)

Excellent teacher very patient and clear instructions and also very sensitive to needs of the attendees.


By (attended on 20 Jul 2018)

Pottery wheel lessons with Leanne was such a treat! Kind, knowledgeable patient, creative and inspiring! Wonderful set up with all the materials needed at your fingertips. My 14 year old daughter and friend loved it

Pottery workshop review by Valerie Williams


By (attended on 10 Aug 2018)

It was our first attempt at pottery and we’ve learnt quite alot from Leanne within a short span of time. Leanne was very patient and the lesson was very well structured. Highly recommended!


By (attended on 29 Jun 2018)

Loved it! Leanne was brilliant!

As we are from Perth unfortunately we wont be coming again but that's the only reason.


By (attended on 11 Jun 2018)

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


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

Pottery workshop review by Sandra  Sydney


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!


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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