Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class



2.5 hours 1 to 5 (public classes), 2 to 6 (private) label $129 - $149 ($149 per person when you book for 1-4 students, $139 pp for 5 students, $129 for 6 students)


Join us in a fun and relaxing pottery workshop, in the tranquil surrounds of Bundeena. Make a day of it while you're here - visit one of Bundeena's pristine beaches or do a bush/coastal walk.

Discover the magic of throwing clay on a potters wheel in this hands on introductory class.

The class will cover the following:

• Overview of the components and operation of a pottery wheel

• Why and how clay is prepared before throwing

• Throwing techniques including centering, opening and raising.

• Throwing different types of shapes. You will make three pieces including a cup, bowl and plate.

You'll also get to choose the glaze colour for each of the pieces you make which will then be fired. You'll then be informed when the pieces are ready for pick-up (alternatively shipping can be arranged for an additional fee).

This class is regularly scheduled on weekends at 1:00pm via the Book option. If you would like to book on a weekday, please use the ‘Request Private Class’ button, under the Booking Options section

Knowledge Required

No previous knowledge or pottery experience is required for this course.

What to bring

Includes all instruction, tools and materials as well as glazing and firing of pieces made.

Aprons are supplied but please wear comfortable and casual clothing that you won’t mind possibly getting clay on.

Suitable for

This workshop is perfect for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Something At Mary's, 8 Mary Street, Bundeena NSW

Your teacher
Something At Mary's Pottery Classes
Something At Mary's Pottery Classes

Over a decade of experience teaching thousands of students

4.9 (67)

Having studied art therapy my philosophy on teaching pottery is that it should be fun and easy so you can expect lots of humour and laughter at one of my sessions.

I've been teaching pottery for more than a decade and have had television appearances on both Channels 7 & 9.

I'm a member of the acclaimed Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail which features many well known artists including Archibald winners.


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5

• Aug 2019


Such a fun afternoon, and in a beautiful location! Marion is lovely and made the class fun and most enjoyable. Highly recommended!
5

• Aug 2019


Was great fun in a lovely location... Marion explained everything really well and was super fun and helpful.
5

• Jul 2019


We had a lovely afternoon! Our teacher was very helpful and explained things along the way. Thoroughly recommend it!
5

• Mar 2019


Really fun class, this was the first time I had ever 'thrown' clay and Marion was really helpful, easy-going, instructive and generally a great teacher to have. She was very happy to show us the pieces she had made as well and tell us their story. It's a great location for a full day out, the Royal National Park is a beautiful setting for this little village of Bundeena and it's easy to take time to go for a hike or appreciate the views on the way. We're really excited to see our finished pieces and have already recommended this workshop to friends.
5

• Dec 2018


My husband and I enjoyed the pottery class . We had done the class for the first time. I am very glad that I did the class as I was always fascinated by how a pot is made.
5

• Jan 2019


This was such a fun afternoon of mindfulness and learning! Highly recommended for anyone looking to learn more about the art of pottery wheel throwing. The location is also beautiful, so get there early and go for lunch

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5

• Dec 2018


Marion is a fantastic teacher! From not having any experience in wheel throwing, we managed to whip up 3 pieces in such a short time with her guidance. A really enjoyable class in a beautiful location. Thank you Marion!
4

• Jan 2019


Marion made the workshop fun and enjoyable. After workshop, went out for a walk to the wedding cake rock. Bundeena is a bear place to spend the short vacation.
5

• Jan 2019


This class was great! Teacher was lovely, and the small class with a wheel each made the lesson really worthwhile.
5

• Jan 2019


We really enjoyed our lesson, this was the first time we had tried using clay on a pottery wheel and had a really good time and made three pieces each.
5

• Jan 2019


Mary explained the throwing technique well and was very helpful throughout the class. It was challenging at first but the atmosphere was relaxed and we had a great time using the pottery wheel to make 3 pieces! I can't wait to use them after they've been fired and glazed.
5

• Jan 2019


Two other friends and I booked a class, not really knowing how difficult it would be but it was so enjoyable for all of us. We made three things and learnt a lot in terms of techniques too. Our teacher was extremely friendly and helpful in guiding us. Overall a wonderful introduction to pottery. For a bonus, Bundeena is a beautiful place too! Definitely worth making the trip down. Would definitely recommend to a friend!
5

• Jan 2019


My partner booked this for us to do together as a Christmas gift and we both thoroughly enjoyed our experience. All materials were provided and teacher demonstrated what we were doing and then was there to guide and help when needed. We made 3 different pieces each which I can’t wait to collect soon ! Would highly recommend as a gift or if you’re wanting to just try something new.
5

• Jan 2019


This class was a fantastic way to spend a few hours - great value for money as you get to make 3 pieces that you can keep from the class. The environment was very casual, fun and not at all intimidating, a great atmosphere to learn pottery. All the materials used were of high quality.
5

• Dec 2018


What a great day! Even for absolute begginers to pottery it’s so much fun, and you have 3 pieces to craft. Overall it’s a wonderful day in a beautiful area.
5

• Dec 2018


My sister and I attended this class on the weekend and we had the best time. The teacher was extremely knowledgeable and I now really want to do the teapot class. We ended up with two bowls and a cup. Plus it’s in bundeena which is a beautiful location.
5

• Oct 2018


Absolutely loved this class! Was expecting to walk away with a ball of clay as a door stop but actually made 2 bowls and a mug!!! Great fun, great teacher and beautiful area to explore before or after class too!
5

• Oct 2018


Mary was more that welcoming and patient with the class.
Would recommend this to anyone whether you're into it or not. The whole experience is fun, entertaining and you walk away with something you have made from a ball of clay.
5

• Oct 2018


Easy to find. Don’t need a thing, you simply turn up. The teacher was clear and demonstrated each step. I started knowing nothing and then before long I was shaping my bowl and seeing it take shape . Can’t wait to see it glazed. Worth doing !
5

• Sep 2018


The class was fantastic. We learned the basics and made three different pieces that will be fired and glazed for us.
5

• Sep 2018


Mary-anne was a wonderful teacher. I can't believe we were able to make 3 items!
5

• Sep 2018


We had a great class, very well instructed and very enjoyable!
5

• Sep 2018


The teacher was great! She was funny, insightful and passionate about pottery. Also very patient with us! The studio for the class was very cosy. We really enjoyed ourselves! We managed to make 2 bowls and 1 cup each and are awaiting for them to be glazed :)
5

• Aug 2018


Marion was a great instructor. The class was very hands on and practical. Marion helped us at every single step to make sure we both left with successful products. She was engaging and funny. She was very patient too. Overall, the class is great! Highly recommended. The only one is that we still haven’t been contacted on when we will receive our products by the post.:(
5

• Sep 2018


She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She was quick to react and paid lots of attention to the pieces. Really encouraging and a great experience well worth the hour drive from home!
5

• Jul 2018


The class was really fun! The teacher was very informative.

Her instructions were clear and concise and we became experts by the end of the class (in our opinion).

Would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking for a unique experience.
5

• Aug 2018


Really enjoyed doing the hands on class, and was great hospitality
5

• Jul 2018


This class was brilliant fun! It was welcoming and super instructive. By the end of the class we had each made a cup, and two bowls. This is an experience that I would absolutely recommend!
4

• Jun 2018


Was really good class teacher was very good . Had a really nice day down there beautiful spot and lots of fun!!
5

• May 2018


Had a great time in a lovely part of the world. Teacher was fun and made the whole process very easy and enjoyable.
5

• Apr 2018


The pottery class with teacher Marion was great! I had such a wonderful time with her and we could make three potteries which was awesome. She is very skillful and helped me very patiently since it was my firs time on making art but definitely not my last one. I strongly suggest everyone who are interested to join. You wont regret.
FAQ
I have kids 6 and 8, just wonder if the class is suitable for the kids or only adults.
Sam

Unfortunately, the class is not suitable for young children due to the upper body strength required.

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