Learn Wheel Throwing for Beginners

2 hours 1 to 2 label $130

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.


St Peters, NSW

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Your teacher
Shinhee Ma
Shinhee Ma

4.9 (8)

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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Verified reviews

• 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!

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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 :)

• 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

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• 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

• 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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