Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class

Discover the magic of throwing clay on a potters wheel!

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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 use the Request Custom Event option.

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

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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.

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This workshop is perfect for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion or team building activity.


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


Something At Mary's Pottery Classes
Something At Mary's Pottery Classes

Over a decade of experience teaching thousands of students

4.9   (60)

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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By (attended on 23 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.


By (attended on 8 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.


By (attended on 27 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


By (attended on 2 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!

Pottery workshop review by Stefanie Strudwick Sydney


By (attended on 19 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.


By (attended on 13 Jan 2019)

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

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By (attended on 12 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.


By (attended on 13 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.

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Melissa Chhoeu Sydney


By (attended on 13 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!

Pottery workshop review by Jessica Liao


By (attended on 6 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.


By (attended on 3 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.


By (attended on 15 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.

Pottery workshop review by Kelly Macri


By (attended on 2 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.

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Jessica Peirce


By (attended on 14 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!

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Emma Kaczmar


By (attended on 6 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.


By (attended on 6 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 !


By (attended on 23 Sep 2018)

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


By (attended on 23 Sep 2018)

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


By (attended on 15 Sep 2018)

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


By (attended on 16 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 :)

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Sarah


By (attended on 25 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.:(

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Tonie


By (attended on 12 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!

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Sabrina Bhuiyan


By (attended on 21 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.


By (attended on 10 Aug 2018)

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


By (attended on 8 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!

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class review by Douglas Noble


By (attended on 3 Jun 2018)

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


By (attended on 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.


Pottery workshop review by Pablo Comino By (attended on 8 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.

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