Pottery Spinning Wheel Class: Embrace Wheelfulness

How to use a pottery wheel

2.5 hours 1 to 4 label $125 or 4 payments of $31.25 Afterpay


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will postpone your booking accordingly. You are always welcome to gift this class.

In this hands-on class you will learn how to use a pottery wheel and make your own ceramic to keep.

This workshop will introduce you to the essential skills and relevant mindset that will help you control and form the clay on the pottery wheel. You will learn about centering the clay on the pottery wheel and aligning the clay particles using the coning up and down technique. You'll have some fun experimenting with these techniques and opening the clay to create basic vessels.

Working on the pottery wheel requires steady hands and a focused mind. The wheelful approach to pottery integrates the psychology of mindfulness by encouraging you to reflect on how your ability to master the clay on the spinning wheel is influenced by your mental and emotional state.

Knowledge Required
No previous experience on the pottery wheel is required.
What you'll get
At the end of the workshop you will make a wheelfully centered functional object. The price includes all materials and firing cost.
What to bring
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting clay on. Apron is provided.

2/24 Horsley Ave, North Willoughby Willoughby, NSW

Your teacher
Bettina Stevanovic
Bettina Stevanovic

5.0 (4)

My memory of working with clay reaches back to my childhood, when I first attended a pottery course. My teachers encouraged me to go to art school, however I have pursued a different career. I studied psychology, completed a PhD, and have become a university lecturer. I have been a sessional academic since 2003 and throughout the years I have taught various subjects in the areas of cognition, neuroscience, and educational psychology.

It was in 2015 that I found my way back to clay and started to embark on my creative adventures. I have coined the term 'Wheelfulness' to connect the practice of working on the pottery wheel with the psychology of mindfulness. In my Wheelfulness classes, I encourage students to reflect on how their ability to master the clay is enhanced by positive mindset and repeated practice. I believe that this ‘wheelful' approach not only helps students become better potters but benefits other aspects of their life.

Verified reviews

• Mar 2020

For my first time in a pottery class, the teacher Bettina was very accomodating to my lack of skills and very knowledgeable. She provided everything needed including underglaze paints to add the final touches to your masterpiece. My girlfriend and I will definitely be back

• Feb 2020

Bettina was a wonderful teacher and inspired our creative pottery minds! Would 100% recommend and will def be back

• Feb 2020

Bettina was very welcoming and friendly. The studio was clean and well laid out with everything provided as described, including decorating tools. After a brief explanation and a few suggestions of what to make, we got stuck in straight away with some core techniques to centre and shape. From here we were allowed to experiment freely, with Bettina offering helpful advice along the way. We had time to create 2-pieces which we are excited to see in a few weeks time! Would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting a fun experience with friends or a unique date idea.

Pottery workshop review by Vincent Pang

• Feb 2020

Had a lovely morning at the wheel. It was very relaxed and had space to play as well as learn.
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