Make Your Own Teapot Workshop

Transform a block of clay into a teapot!



2.5 hours Class size 2 to 10

label $129 - $149 or 4 payments of $32.25 - $37.25 Afterpay
($149 per guest when you book for 2+ guests, $139 for 5 guests, $129 for 6+ guests)



In-person classes are permitted in NSW, under the state government's guidelines

Your teacher, Something At Mary's Pottery Classes is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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Also, this class has a flexible rescheduling policy, so participants are encouraged not to attend if they are unwell.

Taking bookings on Fridays and Mondays as well. Max no. of students at the studio is 3 unless Private Request for groups of more than 10ppl.

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 Private Class’ option on this page (under Booking Options).

We are also next door to the Bundeena Community Services Club which offers a full lunch menu with water views should you decide to lunch in Bundeena before/after the class.


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.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

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 (78)

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.

Verified reviews

Carmen • Mar 2020


I was surprised that the class was held outdoors which was great. Marian's instructions were simple and easy to follow. She kept us engaged with a good flow of conversations whilst helping each of us as we make our teapots. It was overall a very enjoyable workshop.

Emily • Mar 2020


I had so much fun, I learnt a new skill and had great company including with a chirpy pup, Abbey and Marion the lovely host.

Suzanne Sivieng • Mar 2020


I organised a mother daughter day with my friend Carmen who brought her daughter as well. We had a wonderful teapot making private class with Marion our teacher.
It was a nice day and she had set up the class outside in the garden. The class ran at a good pace and we developed some pottery skills and was able to spend quality time with our daughters. The teapots we made turned out to be unique and interesting which makes great souvenir as a reminder of the fun day it was. It was a lovely afternoon ~ Suzanne

Kevin O'Gorman • Feb 2020


Marian is a great teacher with a relaxed style that makes the creative process of pottery making easy for newbies

Jeanette Grinham • Jan 2020


Marion is a lovely teacher, who encouraged us through the process of making a teapot. The techniques and skills needed were simple, and effective. Looking forward to seeing my fired and glazed teapot.

Amanda Bisson • Jan 2020


It was a small class so you got plenary of help, teacher was helpful and experienced. Tea pot turned out great!

Pottery workshop review by Amanda Bisson Sydney

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Justina Challita • Jan 2020


What an awesome class! Can’t wait to pick up our glazed teapots! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute, thanks Marion!

Make Your Own Teapot Workshop review by Justina Challita Sydney

Christine Huynh • Sep 2019


Spent a wonderful morning making teapots! We chose and made the base, attached the handles and the spout. We also created a design on the lids. Excited to pick up the finished and glazed product. Great day!

Make Your Own Teapot Workshop review by Christine Huynh Sydney

Stephanie Bird • Sep 2019


A lovely and productive morning creating our own teapots. Marion is a warm and enthusiastic teacher who knows her craft and is delighted to pass on her knowledge. I would recommend this workshop to everyone.

Heather Knott • Aug 2019


What a wonderful experience, Marion was a charming host and I am particularly fond of the little elephant lid she made me. I highly recommend this course. I can't wait to see the final product.

Pottery workshop review by Heather Knott

Jazzie Quinn • Jul 2019


This class was really engaging and great value for money. I had a great time and the teacher was well prepared and clearly had a lot of experience. We had a great time and had a lot of laughs while we were at it! Would highly recommend!

Make Your Own Teapot Workshop review by Jazzie Quinn

Michelle Lin • Jul 2019


I went with 2 other friends and had an overall great time playing around with clay. There was a super cute, super sweet doggo and the location was quite a drive but scenic and unique - felt like it was part of the whole experience.

Samuel Bridger • Mar 2019


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

Liz Dalgleish • 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!

Teresa Bu • Jan 2019


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

Michelle McGoldrick • 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!


James Bridgman • 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.

Lisa McConnell • 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

Shichao Luo • Jan 2019


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

Maxine Henderson • 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.

Tiarne • 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.

Benjamin Congiusta • Nov 2018


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

Ellen Macdonald • 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

Pieter O'Hearn • 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

Jane Rees • Oct 2018


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

Jessica Partridge • 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.

Julian Seeto • 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!

Karen Oneill • 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 Sydney

Ron Gordon • Oct 2018


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

Andrew Stephen • 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 :)

Amardeep Gill • 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

Catherine Pham • Sep 2018


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

Nathan Hawkins • 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

Estelle Ziegelaar • Jul 2018


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

Sarah Owens • 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.

Scarlet • 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.

Kristina Curtis • 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!

Rhys McInerney • Jun 2018


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

Clare Iarandine • Jun 2018


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

Anna Ly • 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.

Dimitra Papavassiliou • Apr 2018


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

Samuel • 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

Fionna • Oct 2017


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

George • 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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