Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates

Make your own plate and decorate it on the spinning pottery wheel

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $105 - $125 (or 4 payments of $26.25 - $31.25 Afterpay)
($125 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $115 for 2 guests, $105 for 3+ guests)

Discover the beauty and relaxation of the pottery wheel at this fun Sydney class!

In this class, which is suitable for beginners, you will make your own ceramic plate and experience the meditative process of creating spirals on the spinning pottery wheel. We will start the class by constructing the plates on the pottery wheel. Then you will decorate your own plate with colorful spiral patterns.

You will have the opportunity to work with a range of ceramic colours so you can customize your own design. You will leave your decorated plate in the studio for glazing and kiln-firing. Your plate will be ready for you to pick up two weeks after the class.

Price includes all materials and kiln-firing.

Knowledge required
No previous experience is required.
What you'll get
A ceramic plate, with your own customised design. Your plate will be kiln fired and ready for you to pick up two weeks after the class. Price includes all materials and firing.
What to bring
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting clay on. Aprons are provided but your welcome to bring your own apron.

Wheelfulness Studio - 2/24 Horsley Ave, North Willoughby NSW

Your teacher
Bettina Stevanovic
Bettina Stevanovic

4.9 (82)

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.


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Samantha Lang Dec 2021

Wonderful experience. Bettina is an excellent instructor - generous, patient and engaged. The studio is serene and simple. We really appreciated this class.

Mohammad Mohaghegh Dec 2021

Bettina was an amazing teacher, so lovely and helpful and it was an amazing, close feeling class!

Pottery workshop review by Mohammad Mohaghegh Sydney

Catherine Lee Dec 2021

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews

Such a different style of pottery wheel work
Easy and relaxing to do with a beautiful functional plate made at the end.
A beautiful studio where you felt relaxed and ready to work.
A great teacher who took the time to help us all
Awesome being a small class

Pottery workshop review by Catherine Lee Sydney

Trang Mar 2021

The class was so fun! Had a great day with my friends. Bettina is very patient and friendly. Testing the pottery wheel on paper first was a great way to teach us beginners before creating our masterpiece!

Nicole Psalidas Mar 2021

What a fabulous experience! I organised this for myself and 3 of my friends and we all really enjoyed it. A very well thought out class, the activity at the beginning gave a great understanding into what techniques we were going to learn.
Bettina was very helpful and knowlegable. It has encouraged us to do more learning into pottery and we were all really impressed with what we could achieve!
Afterwards at lunch we couldn't stop talking about how much fun we had.

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates review by Nicole Psalidas Sydney

Saarangi Grero Mar 2021

Bettina was so helpful, she let me try a different design on the plate. Will definitely be back!

Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates review by Saarangi Grero

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Fletcher Moten Mar 2021

The teacher was so friendly and kind and made us feel at home. The class was a wonderful time and would recommend to anyone looking for some fun to do

Leon Liao Jan 2021

Was a great session and very relaxing. Would recommend for any couples looking for something new to do !

Pottery workshop review by Leon Liao

Jason Zabakly Jan 2021

Bettina was warm and informative. She was more than helpful and could read the room very well. Her venue is rather qaint and cute. She taught us very well how to make these cute plates. Would love to make them again, maybe to make a set. I would heavily recommend. This class was very calming. We did it as a birthday activity and it was so so cute! Cant wait to see our plates.

David Heffer Nov 2020

Really enjoyed making and decorating the plates, and learning about the techniques. A great way to spend an hour

Christina Cho Oct 2020

The class was so fun and Bettina was really knowledgeable. I would really recommend for all ages!

Joanne Fishlock Sep 2020

This class was so lovely, and really enjoyable. A small group, nice and calm, all genuinely interested, helped by a kind and talented teacher who had a very calm and clear manner of instruction. The small group made for a pleasant environment. The venue was easy to find, with plenty of street parking, and a short walk to cafes for a coffee or bite to eat before or afterwards. Bettina was lovely and very helpful with her advice and guidance. Would definitely recommend.
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