Learn Wheel Throwing for Beginners



2 hours 1 to 2 label $130 or 4 payments of $32.50 Afterpay


Experiment and learn how to make your own ceramics at this fun beginner’s throwing class.

This throwing class is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to have some hands on experience working with clay on the wheel. This informative and fun class will teach you everything you need to know about how to prepare clay, centre ball of clay and throw different shapes using a wheel.

My class is usually one on one or small groups of two people so you can learn more throwing techniques in details.

Duration is 2 hours for throwing. At the end of the lesson, students will get to pick 2 of their best pots to leave with me to dry and fire and also pick the glaze of their own choice. I will email once the work is fired and glazed so you can arrange collection. Please note that from drying to firing to glazing takes about 3-4 weeks.

Just remember to wear casual and comfortable clothing as they’re guaranteed to get splattered with clay or bring yourself an apron. Please ensure your nails are cut short and long hair should be tied back. All of your materials including the clay and tools will be provided on the day.


Knowledge Required
No knowledge required. Please ensure your nails are trimmed short and long hair should be pulled back from the face or tied back.
 
What you'll get
Student will get to pick 2 pots which they have created. It will be left in the studio to dry and it will be glazed and fired. They will also get to pick the glaze of their own choice. They will be notified when to collect their pots by email.
 
What to bring
All materials and tools will be provided including aprons. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and wear something you don't mind getting clay on. You can bring your own apron if you wish.
 
Location

St Peters, NSW

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

Your teacher
Shinhee Ma
Shinhee Ma

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Shinhee G. Ma is an Australian, freelance ceramic artist based in Sydney. She is specialised in making contemporary sculptural wares that are playful and functional for everyday use.

Shinhee’s passion for ceramics began when she was enrolled in ceramic course at TAFE. She has completed a B.A (Hons) degree in ceramics at Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney) in 1999 and studied Master of Design at College of Fine Arts (UNSW COFA) in 2002. Shinhee has been working as a pewter cutlery/ giftware designer for five years after graduating university and has been teaching art and craft to children for many years.


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5

• Dec 2019


Superb class. I was guided step by step, and the teacher was attentive, patient and meticulous in her demonstrations. As a beginner I would certainly recommend.
5

• Dec 2019


I bought this class as a gift for my girlfriend’s birthday and it was a fun and enjoyable experience. We met Shinhee an expert potter with over 20 years experience in St Peters. We started the class rolling clay and then had a quick demo where she demonstrated the wheel throwing techniques such as centering the clay and opening it up into various forms such as bowls, planters and jugs. After the demo we had plenty of time to practice what we learnt with Shinhee close by to give us a hand. I found the class challenging at times but we were given plenty of clay at the start in case we stuffed up our works of art. At the end of the class we got to select two of our favourite works for firing and glazing by Shinhee ready in 4 weeks, and we got to choose from different types of glazing for no additional cost. This was a great class and fun way to spend your Sunday. Would definitely recommend for gifts, birthdays, etc
5

• Dec 2019


Learn heaps with a very patient teacher. Very well structured and instructed. Thank you Shinhee for a very very productive 2 hours. I would highly recommend this short workshop!

Roland Brown
5

• Nov 2019


My friend and I really enjoyed our class with Shinhee. She explained what she was doing thoroughly. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to try wheel throwing. The location was difficult to find as there wasn’t any signage and there was lots of construction in the area.

Learn Wheel Throwing for Beginners review by Jasmen Dang
5

• Nov 2019


It was a great class, Shin Hee was so hands on and a great teacher, she really ensured we had finished products in the end and explained things in detail. I would like more of an understanding into the processes following the wheelthrowing like the trimming etc, which I forgot to ask.

Pottery workshop review by Ling Lim
4

• Nov 2019


Made bowls and cups. The teacher was very encouraging and amiable. Would highly recommend the course.

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5

• Nov 2019


Had a great time learning from Shinhee. She was very patient and kind. Such a great experience.
5

• Oct 2019


Our teacher Shinhee was so kind and patient and beautiful! Such a fun class.. so relaxing. Thanks for a great workshop!

Pottery workshop review by Madeline
4

• Oct 2019


Hi
I really enjoyed the pottery class (beginners on the clay wheel) this morning and Shinhee was very helpful and a good teacher. The venue was good and would like to return back again to make some other clay items.
Yes value for money.
John & Anna
5

• Sep 2019


It was really good fun and a great way to spend a couple of hours.

Shinhee was really friendly, very talented and a very good teacher.
5

• Sep 2019


It is one of the best workshop we've ever taken! We've never done this before but Shinhee is very patient and helpful, she went through the process by creating demos first and gave us some helps while we were creating ours. We came up with few cups, bowls and new skills! Really enjoy this wheel throwing experience, super happy that we can join this workshop on our anniversary. Would do this again!
5

• Sep 2019


Shinhee was a great teacher - very patient and calm - and I enjoyed the class immensely. The studio was a pleasant place to work and everyone was very friendly. I enjoyed the process of working the clay and will definitely be back for more!

Pottery workshop review by Lydia McDonnell
5

• Sep 2019


Great teacher and good value for money. I have never done this before and Shinhee was great at explaining what needed to be done. Got those pots out in no time

Learn Wheel Throwing for Beginners review by Charmaine Smit
4

• Sep 2019


The teacher was really helpful and polite and we came out with a great new skill that we’d like to try again. Word of advice, trim your nails ladies. Lots of fun, and you get to take home a couple creations as a souvenir too

Learn Wheel Throwing for Beginners review by Silvana Castro-Martinez Sydney
5

• Sep 2019


Shinhee was very helpful and encouraging throughout the workshop. The 2 hours went by really quickly and we managed to make a few bowls and cups (picking two of the ones we liked the most) which we can't wait to see when they are done. Would love to try again as I started to understand the forming of the clay near the end of the session :)
5

• Aug 2019


Shinghee was extremely helpful and friendly. She was really patient with us and our awful clay kneading skills. We had so much fun and will definitely do it again

Learn Wheel Throwing for Beginners review by Eduardo Alvarez
5

• Aug 2019


Completed a beginners wheel throwing class with Shinhee. We had no experience and she was very helpful and patient with us.

Learn Wheel Throwing for Beginners review by Matthew Heng
5

• Aug 2019


This class was really amazing! The teacher was really good to be teaching us and helping out throughout the class. I gifted this to my husband and he took the class. He enjoyed every bit of clay making, wheel throwing and delicately maneuvering. He would love to come back for more. She also let me stay in throughout 2 hours class and watch a spectator. Overall amazing experience for all those who want to be creative. Also, you get along 2 of your best made pots (glazed and shiny) after a few weeks as a remembrance of your first ever pot you made! ♥♥♥
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