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Jumping Creek Designs

Jumping Creek Designs 4.9 (70)
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A young Melbourne based ceramics studio that is a space for aspiring, novice and intermediate potters to create, learn, play, experiment and experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of working with your hands and creating forms through shaping, squeezing, pushing, pulling, rolling and pinching beautiful clay. Run by a bubbly, cheerful, passionate Melbourne girl, Tania Paradkar!

What we offer:
  • 2.5 hr Wheel Throwing "Taster" Course
  • Kids Classes & Workshops
  • Parties - Birthday parties, Hen's Parties, Corporate functions etc
  • 1 Day Workshops - 'Built A Pot For a Plant', Jewelry Making, Mask Masking etc
  • 8 week wheel throwing classes
  • 8 week wheel throwing + Hand building classes






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Reviews

(70)



Trevor French May 2021

Pottery class



We had such a great time at this workshop. Tania was very helpful and informative, we got lots of practice and built up our confidence on the wheel. Thank you!


Daryn Attanayake Apr 2021

Pottery class



Amy was awesome, very helpful throughout the entire workshop. It was an enjoyable experience. We loved it.


Hannah Dillimore Apr 2021

Pottery class



Great, fun experience. Very easy to pick up. The teacher was excellent at explaining each step and was very quick and eager to help out when needed. She was very friendly and patient. The equipment was good quality and worked well. It was also easy and straight forward and easy to work with. Venue was very easy to get to and easy to find. Was very neat and clean and organised and had a lovely atmosphere.


Bena Ong Mar 2021

Pottery class



We had a great time learning new skills and Tanya was so accommodating and patient with us hehe


Jesse Birthisel Mar 2021

Pottery class



Awesome class. Would do again! The teacher was really patient with helping me so I ended up with some great objects.


Jill Stafford Mar 2021

Pottery class



Teacher was lovely, very patient. All materials provided and the venue was really welcoming and interesting


Bevan Braganza Mar 2021

Pottery class



The class was great, 4 of us were all beginners and Tania had great patience having to deal with all of us ! Great taste of the art which we all enjoyed ! There was also another helper whose name I can't recall but she too was an awesome teacher and friendly person to deal with Overall a great day would definitely recommend ! Also good coffee truck just outside the venue


Claire Deacon Mar 2021

Pottery class



The wheel throwing class with Tanya was great. Being beginners, we didn’t have high hopes of making anything worth taking home, but we both finished the class with two pieces that we were proud of. She was very encouraging and patient as a teacher, which was great. Highly recommend Tanya’s class! It was great fun, and nice to try something different.

Pottery workshop review by Claire Deacon Sydney

Rachael Macdonald Feb 2021

Pottery class



Wonderful time, really really good fun and learnt so much! Can't wait to see my hard work after they're fired in the kiln!


Snjezana Baran Feb 2021

Pottery class



The teacher was really great and helpful! The class was very fun for a beginner! :)


Alexandra Hiller Jan 2021

Pottery class



My girls really enjoyed the class and said their teacher was lovely. The girls felt a bit uncomfortable being the oldest there. So maybe if the age bracket wasn’t so broad and was tailored for a specific age group then they would definitely do the class again.


Julie Smerdon Jan 2021

Pottery class



Tanya is perfect with the childrenI had 4 there! She is calm sensitive and knowledgeable I felt the children were in good hands I love the venue and mix of art work The girls very much enjoyed the afternoon Thankyou Julie


Marilou Natividad Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class



My grandaughter enjoyed the class so much she asked if she could do it again next school holidays.


Tess Warner) Jan 2021

Pottery class



My daughter had a fantastic time! Friendly staff and great space. Thanks so much, Tess


Christopher Kelsey Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery class



My 11 year old son had a great time and the teacher and class were very engaging.


Roswitha Dinter Jan 2021

Pottery class



Tanya was absolutely great, she showed me how to pull a wall which l was not able to do, and what l was doing wrong. I can always ask her for advice. Thanks Tanya

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Roswitha Dinter

Archie Thota Jan 2021

Pottery class



Good for kids starting with clay. Well spaced, clean, great environment for kids. Would recommend!


Bree Lamprell Nov 2020

Pottery class



Lovely tactile class, which our team enjoyed as part of team building day. Only suggestion would be to make it longer as it felt a little rushed in the 45 min slot. Also having a little more info in advance about firing options & process would be good. But a fun class to try!

Pottery workshop review by Bree Lamprell

Chantelle Donnelly Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Clay Hand Building for Private Groups



Our company organised 4 virtual pottery classes for over 100 of our employees currently based in Victoria last week. Initially I was really worried about how we would pull it off (considering the logistics of everyone getting their packs during lockdown and making it to a virtual class) but our teacher Tania just made the whole experience a dream. She had the packs sent out at light speed, helped track down any that hadn't made it to their destination and was so flexible with session times. The session ran smoothly and Tania's warm and fun nature  + more


Chantelle Donnelly Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Clay Hand Building for Private Groups



Tania is an absolutely fantastic teacher! She made everyone feel relaxed and provided valuable information in a fun light-hearted way. Tania and the Class Bento team (Giorgia and Tonya) have been an absolute pleasure to work with behind the scenes organising over 100 clay kits to be delivered super quickly, even during lockdown in Melbourne! The whole process has just been seamless - cannot thank you enough!


Rachel Nus Oct 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery class



Most important thing is that my child had fun & learnt something new . He can now choose to progress . Went at a good pace . My son didn’t seem to feel rushed . She explained things well. I would recommend .


Anonymized Customer Oct 2020

Pottery class



This was a fantastic class! My daughter learnt a lot and had a lot of fun. Clear instruction. Thank you!


Emma Walton Oct 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery class



Very fun and loved the fairy garden that my child made. Extra clay so planning to make more as my child loves it


Nadine Hose Oct 2020

Pottery class



My 6 year of son absolutely loved it. He was able to make his own dragon with a little help from me. Very easy to follow and plenty of time in between each step. Would definitely recommend to any parent.


Jonathan Haggett Sep 2020

Clay Hand Building for Private Groups



Hi, The team had a great time learning how to make monsters. Tania was really friendly and gave really clear and easy instructions to follow along too. Will look to do another class soon. Thank you so much! Jon, Penny and the team from Coles Store Developement


Christine Edwards Sep 2020

Clay Hand Building for Private Groups



It was so much fun and the teacher, Tania, was so lovely, encouraging and patient! The teacher gave clear instructions and ensured everyone was up to speed before progressing to the next stage of the clay build. The clay hand building class was for an adult birthday party and was held over Zoom as the attendees were in three different states and in many different households, and some were in coronavirus  + more

Clay Hand Building for Private Groups review by Christine Edwards

Joanne Ries Sep 2020

Clay Hand Building for Private Groups



A fantastic teacher who taught us novices to make wine goblets in less than an hour. We had so much fun and produced some wonderful creations.


Michael Edwards Sep 2020

Clay Hand Building for Private Groups



Great teacher. Easy to follow instructions. Good pace. Lots of fun. Will love to do another class.


Eoin Brien Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery class



A very enjoyable class, my son loved it and keen to do lots more. Just the right equipment as well


Sarah Lee Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery Craft Box



Loved doing this with my friend the first time so I ordered another kit. Delivery was super quick, kit came as advertised and Tania was extremely helpful and friendly! We made pinch pots and planters. It was a great afternoon activity to keep us busy during lockdown!


Sarah Lee Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery Craft Box



Loved doing this with my friend the first time so I ordered another kit. Delivery was super quick, kit came as advertised and Tania was extremely helpful and friendly! We made pinch pots and planters. It was a great afternoon activity to keep us busy during lockdown!


Sarah Lee Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery Craft Box



Ordered this kit for my friend so that we could make pinch pots together over facetime. It was a great afternoon activity to keep us busy during lockdown. Delivery was super quick, kit came as advertised and Tania was extremely helpful and friendly!


Sarah Lee Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Pottery Craft Box



Ordered this kit for my friend's birthday and we did it together over facetime one afternoon. Delivery was super quick and arrived in 2 days. The kit came with brown clay and various tools as advertised. As a beginner potter, it was the perfect kit to get me started! Also popped Tania a couple messages via instagram and she was extremely responsive and helpful!


Avinash Paradkar Sep 2020

Pottery class



It was so much fun. Tania is an amazing teacher. She's so patient and was able to provide clear step by step instructions that helped me create my cute little cup. It's a great activity and would highly recommend it for individuals, kids, pottery party, family & friends. Thanks so much Tania. Great work :)


Cynthia Richard Aug 2020

Pottery class



Great class to follow for beginners, a bit tricky over zoom. I'd love to get into the workshop at some point for an even better experience :)


Jodie Bevan Aug 2020

Pottery class



The perfect class format for our current Melbourne lockdown. Fun and age appropriate. Thank you.


Catherine Jerrems Aug 2020

Pottery class



Great fun! The kids enjoyed it and it was very good quality products delivered. Thank you!


Steph Woods Aug 2020

Pottery class



My kid Steph, LOVED it, the teacher was very kind even though Steph has disabilities


Sarah Vardy Aug 2020

Pottery class



Both girls had so much fun doing this class. It was easy to follow the teacher's directions, and the girls now have a very cute little dragon each.

Pottery workshop review by Sarah Vardy Sydney

Amity Patten Aug 2020

Pottery class



Great fun class. It's definitely got me wanting to do more pottery. Easy to follow.


Bethanie Leong Aug 2020

Pottery class



We had such a great time! Tania was so fantastic and very helpful throughout. Highly recommend this class for anyone/groups wanting to get creative from the comfort of their home. Plus there’s no pressure if the mug goes a little pear shaped (which it did in my case) it only adds to the fun! We found local kilns easily online.


Sharon To Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery class



Tania is very friendly and helpful throughout the class! Really enjoyed the class today and definitely want to see Tania in person and learn more from her :)


Kasey Lynch Aug 2020

Pottery class



The class was really enjoyable. Learnt the basics and there was enough clay to keep building after the class had finished. Can’t wait to go in and have a day wheel class.


Caroline Commins Aug 2020

Pottery class



Thanks this will be a great start for me to get back into some creativity


Tarryn Cohen Jul 2020

Pottery class



It was great! My son really enjoyed it. We’ll do it again for sure.


Shelley Matheson Jul 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class



Was a great beginners class, easy to follow along. Not a reflection on the class itself but annoying to have to find somewhere to fire my piece more than once.


Anna Gooley Jul 2020

Pottery class



We both had a fantastic time. The only problem now is finding somewhere to do the firing but we know that before we signed up. Thank you!


Adela Cuellar Jul 2020

Pottery class



Thank you so much Tania, I love your zoom class, I will definitely do it again xxx


Tony McCormack Jul 2020

Pottery class



6 Stars. Excellent value for money. Tania is a really lovely teacher who my girls loved learning pottery from.


Julie Smerdon Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class



A fantastic session for my grand daughters. Lovely Tanya was perfect. The kids loved the session and would like to return to try something else you offer. I was made welcome and enjoyed the free time and cuppa~! Thankyou


Reet Phulwani Jun 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Pottery class



Great workshop thanks to the teacher Made it look simple It was a fun class


Sarah Fenelon Jun 2020

Pottery class



the teacher was so nice and accomodating, she was also so patient with us novices. Would definitely recommend this class, and would I like to go back to this studio to do some extra classes. Great activity as a couple or with a friend.


Paul O'Brien Jun 2020

Pottery class



The class was great fun. Tania was a very attentive teacher. Really enjoyed it. Thank you


Michelle Butt Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery class



Fantastic class in a very relaxing environment! Great teacher - so patient and positive! Thank you!


Sanduni Attygalle Jun 2020

Pottery class



It was amazing! Tania explained everything so well. Was so much fun! Definitely recommend trying.


Beth Stewart Jun 2020

Pottery class



Great first lesson with fabulous Tania as a teacher, nothing was to much trouble for her. She is a great patient encouraging teacher, can’t wait for next week!


Jasmine Divall Jun 2020

Pottery class



Tania was a great teacher. We had a lovely time making mugs/bowls for Mother’s Day!


Melissa Wearne May 2020

Pottery class



I really enjoyed the class and I’m so happy with what I made! Such a fun way to spend my Sunday afternoon


Mary Ensabella May 2020

Pottery class



We had a creat time and can't wait to see how our creations turn out. Thank you!


Libby Gill May 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Pottery class



Thank you Tanya , my daughter loved the course ! It was great to have all the supplies needed ready to go.


Anita Romleigh Mar 2020

Pottery class



Loved it, great vibe and excellent teacher. Would recommend and do further more intensive sessions


Jodi Miller Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class



My son loved making a dinosaur out of clay. Great value for money kids workshop. Teacher very friendly and helpful with the kids. Definitely we will be back to do more. AAA+++


Cia Siu Jan 2020

Pottery class



First hands on experience on wheel throwing and I had so much fun! Tanya is lovely & patient, would definitely rwc


Chris Kringoudis Jan 2020

Pottery class



class was excellent, kids loved it, Tania was very knowledgeable and patient with them, definitely go back


Lucie Jones Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery class



Great class - creative and fun! My boys loved it and created a masterpiece clay dragon each!


Laura Sensi Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Pottery class



I took my friend here for her birthday and we made some gorgeous plant potters. Tania (teacher) was absolutely lovely and helped us throughout the day with ideas and anything we asked. Venue has a great ambience and feel to it, would have no hesitation in recommending these workshops to people in the future! Thank you Tania!

Build a Pot for a Plant Pottery Workshop review by Laura Sensi

Nurten Dalga Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery class



I throughout enjoyed this class. It was a lovely, relaxed, inspiring with lots of creativity. Tania was lovely and very helpful and encouraging throughout the workshop. Also Tania provides beautiful lunch and a range of drinks in a lovely space. Great to learn something new and I’d like to do another class soon.


Sophie Clifford Oct 2019

Pottery class



Tania is a patient and helpful instructor. The class is small and lots of fun. I’m a first timer and enjoyed learning new methods and even managed to complete my first ‘masterpiece’.

Pottery workshop review by Sophie Clifford

Ko Dowd Oct 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Pottery class



Went along to an introductory class. Lovely people in a great space and a very patient Teacher. Enjoyable and fun. Easy clear directions on the wheel. Great value.


Danyle Saleika Sep 2019

Pottery class



I had amazing time. The teacher was very friendly and very helpful. I just loved the spirit of the place!




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