Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class

Discover the magic of throwing clay on a potters wheel!

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $149 (or 4 payments of $37.25 Afterpay)
($149 per guest when you book for 1+ guests)

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 and bowls.

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 1:00 pm 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

We are also next door to the Bundeena Community Services Club which offers a full lunch menu with water views should you decide to lunch in Bundeena before or after the class.

Knowledge required
No previous knowledge or pottery experience is required for this course.
What you'll get
Includes all instruction, tools and materials as well as glazing and firing of pieces made.
What to bring
Aprons are supplied but please wear comfortable and casual clothing that you won’t mind possibly getting clay on.

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

You can come by car through the Royal National Park (no fee for Bundeena visitors) or by public transport to Cronulla Train Station and then ferry to Bundeena.

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class location
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Something At Mary's Pottery Classes
Something At Mary's Pottery Classes

Over a decade of experience teaching thousands of students

4.9 (119)

With a background in art therapy our philosophy on teaching pottery is that it should be fun and easy so you can expect lots of humour and laughter at one of our sessions.

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

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

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Catherine Lee Jun 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews

Awesome class with a lovely teacher.
Having just 4 in the class means you each get individualised help.
We all successfully made 3 bowls which we can actually use
Our group had a mix of pottery virgins and those that had a bit of experience

Pottery class review by Catherine Lee - Sydney

Chloe Llewellyn Nov 2022

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

Lovely teacher and it was enjoyable experimenting with different fragrances and taking home our own blend

Aimee Bartolo Nov 2022

We had a lot of fun and our instructor was so lovely and helpful. Was a great afternoon doing something out of the ordinary.

Cherylea Browne Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Marion was amazing!
She broke down wheel throwing into easy steps.
She shared a lot of tips and tricks with us.

Sui Reardon Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Marion provided a great venue and supplied everything required for the class. Thank you to Jane who is a terrific teacher. Her vivaciousness, energy and passion for pottery was contagious. My 14 year old son and I had such a wonderful afternoon. I loved that we made bowls and cups to keep. It was a great opportunity to do something different and learn new skills. Most importantly I could share the moment with my son and we had fun together.

Pamela Hagopian Aug 2022

Attended with my husband introduction to pottery wheel throwing class.
Sonya was amazing at the way she demonstrated each technique. She made it look so easy! Very jealous about that, however she was so very patient which was appreciated.
The equipment provided and materials were of good quality and what we ended up producing were rather unique and personalised pieces.
It was also a very intimate class which made it super fun.
Highly recommend this class.

Kyle Hume Jul 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

So much fun. Teachers helped me fix my over worked clay bowl. As I wanted a bowl made by me to be functional for breakfast.

Zing Tang May 2022

Fantastic experience and lots of fun. Teacher was friendly and patient. I would highly recommend this class!

Bernadette Feb 2022

Had a great time, Kate the instructor made the course a fun time and was very knowledgeable in the subject matter.

Chantelle Bower Jan 2022

Jane, the teacher was amazing. So helpful and so friendly. Produced three amazing pieces and had an absolute ball. Definitely recommend.

Merilyn Hayes Jun 2021

Highly recommend private group booking - we had a great time together. Finished product now collected and so happy with end result. Thanks Marion

Catherine Lee Apr 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews

Brilliant class with a Brilliant teacher!
Marion is able to help you create masterpieces with her top tips and her incredible ability to save mistakes
With so many years experience she knows all the secrets
Gorgeous location

Pottery class review by Catherine Lee - Sydney

Bronte Gossling Apr 2021

Loved every second of it! Got to learn the basics and make three ceramics pieces. Felt very relaxing and rejuvenating, and can’t wait to see the finished products once they’ve been fired and glazed!

Rhys McWhinney Apr 2021

Something At Mary’s located in a beautiful suburb. Great energetic teacher who guided us beginners through the process. Ended up with some great bits of pottery!

Pottery class review by Rhys McWhinney - Sydney

Donna Smith Apr 2021

Great class lots of laughs teacher excellent knows her stuff and great at saving mistakes . Would recommend

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Donna Smith - Sydney

Mark Pisani Mar 2021

Absolutely wonderful experience. Would have no hesitation in recommending to others. Great teacher and extremely helpful

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Mark Pisani - Sydney

Natasha Martin Mar 2021

We had such a great time, we learnt so much and are keen to learn so much more!

Saarangi Grero Mar 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was a great introduction to wheel throwing. The teacher was so helpful. Will definitely we back.

Pottery class review by Saarangi Grero - Sydney

Sarah Smith Feb 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

We had the most amazing time. Complete novices and totally uncoordinated but Maryanne made us feel like we good do anything and we did. Outstanding teacher and well appointed facilities. Loved it

Emily-Rose Ferlazzo Feb 2021

The pottery class was an amazing experience! Was very fun and our teacher was amazing! Would definitely recommend this class

David Yang Feb 2021

Awesome class - really well instructed and had a ton of fun! Would highly recommend if you're up for a hands on class with a teacher who really knows her stuff! Thanks Marion for the class, can't wait to do it again sometime!

Kimberley Chapple Dec 2020

My husband and I visited today for a beginners throwing class. We had never thrown before but managed to make 3 lovely pieces each with the fantastic guidance and assistance from our teacher T. We can’t wait to go back and learn more - what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. We highly recommend!

Daleen Rabe Nov 2020

I didn’t expect to learn as much as I did. The teacher was really friendly and made me feel like the only person in the room.

Jessica Day Aug 2020

Teacher was lovely, she made it so comfortable for us to do. Also so helpful and we walked away happy with the whole experience and our final products. So fun, definitely recommend giving it a go.

Lisa Horgan Aug 2020

Great class! Lovely atmosphere, very informative and practical instruction. Looking forward to seeing how the 3 pieces I made turn out.

Callista Vrzic Jul 2020

All materials provided throughout the class. The teacher was excellent and patient. I very much recommend this class to anyone who wants to try out pottery.

Angelica Manlangit Jul 2020

It was an amazing class with a great teacher. She was super friendly and patient with the two of us who were completely new to pottery. Venue is a short walk from the jetty in Bundeena.

Jeany Surya Jul 2020

The class was a lot of fun . We made 3 items during the time and had lots of laugh. I love the class :-)

Karen Cruz Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Excellent class! She really takes her time to teach us techniques but made it fun at the same time, definitely recommend!

Rhiannon Alexander Feb 2020

Teacher was great! A very laid back, but professional class. The teacher was very patient and focused on making sure everyone left with 3 great, usable pieces. Highly recommend.

Susana Goncalves Jan 2020

I booked in a class for my daughter as a Christmas present. She absolutely loved the class. The teacher was very lovely and her studio was perfectly equipped with all the tools and materials needed. She created 3 pieces, (2 x Bowls and a cup). Well worth the money spent.

Amira Akil Aug 2019

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

Lila Elias Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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

Carmen Lloyd Jul 2019

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

Susan Edmonds 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.

Shreya Medhekar Feb 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended

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.

Annalisa Gardiner 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

Stefanie Strudwick Jan 2019

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!

Hla Thi 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.

Andrew Cable Jan 2019

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

Elicia Varley 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.

Melissa Chhoeu 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.

Jessica Liao 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!

Milan Venter 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.

Barbara Pozoglou 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.

Kelly Macri Dec 2018

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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.

Jessica Peirce 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.

Emma Kaczmar Oct 2018

3 ClassBento workshops attended

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!

Andrew Wesley 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.

Cathy Hindle 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 !

Sarah Brandon Sep 2018

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

Matthew Charles Sep 2018

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

Jon Contos Sep 2018

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

Sarah 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 :)

Tonie Sep 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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.:(

Sabrina Bhuiyan Sep 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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!

Raine Gui Sep 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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.

James Maclennan Aug 2018

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

Douglas Noble Jul 2018

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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!

Kurt Jun 2018

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

Rupert Jones 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.

Pablo Comino 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.

I have kids 6 and 8, just wonder if the class is suitable for the kids or only adults.

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

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