Make Your Own Teapot Workshop



2.5 hours 1 to 10 label $129 - $149 ($149 per person when you book for 1-4 students, $139 pp for 5 students, $129 for 6+ students)


Transform a block of clay into a teapot with pottery master Marion, who has ten years' experience in the field, has made various television appearances and is a member of the acclaimed collective ‘Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail’.

Learn hands-on techniques such as pinching and coiling to create your own unique teapot in this fun and stress-free workshop. Take some time for yourself, in the tranquil and scenic surrounds of Bundeena, as a form of art therapy. You'll get to keep your fully functional teapot - something to treasure for years or even generations to come! You'll get to apply your personal touch, such as choosing a glaze colour. And don't worry, your teapot will be 100% food safe and suitable for tea brewing.

Here are just a few things you'll cover:

• Overview of different clay types and their uses.
• Hand building techniques for shaping clay.
• Assembling different clay components.
• How and why are ceramics glazed and fired.

At the end of the class, you'll choose colours for your teapot, which will stay on site to dry, be glazed and fired twice. You'll be informed when the pieces are ready for pick-up (alternatively shipping can be arranged for an additional fee).

Make a day of it while you're here - visit one of Bundeena's pristine beaches or do a bush/coastal walk.

This class is regularly scheduled on weekends at 10:00am via the 'Book' option. If you would like to book on a weekday, please use the 'Request Custom Event' option (inside the date dropdown).


Regular classes can have up to 5 students; however this teacher can take up to 10 students for special events.

Booking larger group events is easy. Just Request it.

Knowledge Required

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

What to bring

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.

Location

Something At Mary's, Mary Street, Bundeena NSW



Your teacher
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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5

• Mar 2019


Extremely inviting and highly enjoyable, had an excellent time and was able to make to be beautiful teapot.
5

• Feb 2019


We had such a lovely time making our teapots. The class size was small enough to feel like you were getting 1 on 1 care. Beautful outdoor venue and lovely teacher. Would definitely recommend!
5

• Jan 2019


Marion is fabulous and patient! There was a lot of fun during the class and everyone enjoyed it very much!
5

• Jan 2019


This was a great class! Marion is kind and hands-on. Giving you creative control but, assisting you when needed so that the end result is 10/10!

Would definitely recommend!

5

• Jan 2019


11/10. Marion was lovely. She even waited to start after we rang to say we’d be late. She keeps her class sizes small (~4-5, ours was 3) which is great; you get to know everyone and can actually have a chat. She let us pick any design, and eloped is through it even if they were outlandish. She also doesn’t rush you which is nice. It was very relaxing. Marion first showed us what to do, then let us do the rest of it ourselves, step by step. About 2.5 hours of fun, education, and relaxation - totally worth it. You even get a teapot out of it!

I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
5

• Jan 2019


I loved this class! The teacher was wonderful, it was easier than I thought, it was a fun and relaxing way to spend a morning. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

Pottery workshop review by Lisa McConnell

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5

• Jan 2019


A very lovely experience :) Teacher is very helpful and willing to help completing my crazy design. Definitely will go again.
5

• Dec 2018


What a lovely way to start off our Christmas break. We all left buzzing, cannot wait to see our final teapots. Reccomend to anyone who like fun.
4

• Oct 2018


So much fun making a teapot with my friend for her birthday. Teacher was friendly, and we had a good bunch of ladies to do the class with.
5

• Nov 2018


This class was fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for something like this.
5

• Nov 2018


Marion was great to work with and really fun to talk to. Had a great time with the other students making our teapots. I made mine as a gift to a friend and really looking forward to how it turns out. Marion was super helpful with shipping to my friend since I live abroad. Definitely recommended. I had not done much pottery before attending and I think it turned out pretty well. I had a lovely hike and swim around Bundeena afterwards so it was great to make a day of it. Can't recommend more :)

Pottery workshop review by Ellen Macdonald Sydney
5

• Nov 2018


Marianne was a great friendly teacher and very patient with us. Bundeena was beautiful and we went for a swim and a bush walk after the class. The pots turn out amazing even with not slot of skill at all.

Make Your Own Teapot Workshop review by Pieter O'Hearn
5

• Oct 2018


Great experience, lots of fun and great teacher. Nice location too. Looking forward to receiving the final product :)
5

• Oct 2018


This was a great value for money class, everything you needed was provided, Marion has superb knowledge and she is funny and friendly, I highly recommend any of her classes.
5

• Oct 2018


Marion is a fantastic and helpful teacher, catering to all experience levels and ensuring everyone had a great time. Great venue in a cosy studio so all supplies and equipment are provided. Thanks again!
5

• Oct 2018


Marion was a great and helpful instructor. We made a teapot and they all turned out fantastic.
It was a wonderful day and highly recommended. I am going to go back for the wheel throwing next time. Tks Marion

Pottery workshop review by Karen Oneill
4

• Oct 2018


Very efficient - the three hours passed very quickly and Marian was happy to oblige my quirky artistic temperament with professionalism.
5

• Sep 2018


We attended the Make Your Own Teapot. It was a lot of fun and can't believe we managed to complete our own pot in such a short amount of time. Marion was very knowledgeable, she helped us make our vision for our teapot by suggesting different ways to do things.
Our 8 year old was extremely please with her creation and can't wait to get them back.
Marion is such a pleasant teacher, it is definitely worth the money you pay for :)
5

• Sep 2018


Mary was patient and lovely. A group of four of us did the class together and we all loved it and were rather pleasantly surprised at the end outcomes! We're excited to get the finished products in a few weeks and now want to do more activities like this together!

Pottery workshop review by Amardeep Gill Sydney
4

• Sep 2018


We made very cute teapots and the dog Abbey was adorable!
5

• Aug 2018


Loved this class. Purchased as a birthday activity to do with my partner and we loved every bit of it. The teacher was an excellent, down to earth instructor with great humour. Highly recommend this class.

Make Your Own Teapot Workshop review by Nathan Hawkins
4

• Jul 2018


I enjoyed class. Teacher friendly n knowledgable. Very happy with teapot! Small class (5) worked very well.
Thank you
5

• Jul 2018


Incredible to be able to make a teapot from start to finish, personalised as I liked. Venue was great, Marion fantastic and class very interesting. 100% recommend.
5

• Jun 2018


The teacher was really sweet and made sure that all of us were able to walk away with teapots that were not only what we wanted but also practical. It was nice and warm inside the studio (a good winter activity!) and the class was not too big so the teacher was able to come around to each of us to help us.
5

• Jun 2018


I loved my teapot making class. Great value!

Marion was very helpful.

I can't wait to see the finished product.

I would recommend this class to anyone.

Great fun!
5

• Jun 2018


Great day had by my girlfriend and I. Maryanne was humourous, friendly and informative. Great day for first timers.
5

• Jun 2018


Well guided. Beautiful location. I came out amazed what we all achieved.
4

• Jun 2018


Such a lovely and intimate experience creating teapots at Something At Mary's. It is situated in a beautiful location and would highly recommend this experience for couples and friend groups.
5

• Apr 2018


Great fun! Teacher was very informative and lovely home environment.
5

• Mar 2018


Really fun! We didnt know anything about pottery and made some fun designs. The teacher was great at giving us ideas at what was possible and what doesnt work so well, then let us make our own design.
The pace was great- not too fast not too slow. The price is high compared to the movies or dinner, but there is painting and firing that happens after you finish so take that into account. Its a great special occasion or occasional activity.
Nice little garage full of pottery to look at and copy, and i got a cup of tea included which was nice.
I would defs go back again

Pottery workshop review by Samuel
5

• Oct 2017


Fun and interactive workshop. Marion was very accomodating. Would be nice if we could choose more colours/mix colours.
5

• Oct 2017


Mary-an was a really patient and informative. She was also very generous and made us feel right at home! Making the teapot was also really fun and therapeutic. The studio is also very close to the beach.
FAQ
Hi Mary, I would like to attend your teapot making class with a friend but she is 7 months pregnant right now. Do you think her belly would get in the way? I just want to make sure she would be comfortable doing these classes.
Sam

I've had pregnant students in the past including one who was at least 6 months. If your friend can comfortably sit over a table then she should be fine.

How long is it between making the teapot and drying and firing it?
Sam

After you make the teapot on the day it is left at the studio to be air dried, glazed and kiln fired twice. The process takes about four weeks and you will be notified once the teapot is ready. It can be posted to you (extra charge may apply for this).

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