Pottery Wheel Class: Make and Paint Ceramic Plates

Make your own plates and decorate them on the spinning pottery wheel

1 hour Class size 1 to 4 label $75 or 4 payments of $18.75 Afterpay

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 plates and experience the meditative process of decorating your plates on the spinning pottery wheel. We will start the class by constructing the plates by using either the pottery wheel or hand-building clay, depending on your skills/preferences.

Then you will learn about different mark-making techniques such as brushwork, slip-trailing, and sgraffito. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of ceramic colours so you can customise your own design and decorate it while spinning on the pottery wheel.

During the class, you will have the opportunity to make two decorated plates, which you will leave at the studio after class. These will be fired and ready for you to pick up two to three weeks after the class.

Knowledge Required
No previous experience is required.
What you'll get
Two decorated plates which will be fired and ready for you to pick up two to three 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. An apron is provided.

2/24 Horsley Ave, North Willoughby NSW

Your teacher
Bettina Stevanovic
Bettina Stevanovic

4.9 (35)

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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Verified reviews

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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