Pottery Wheel Course for Beginners

Learn wheel throwing pottery for beginners over five weeks on the Gold Coast!



5 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $595 (or 4 payments of $148.75 Afterpay)

Sink your hands into some clay and learn the relaxing art of wheel throwing at this hands-on course on the Gold Coast!

Our exciting five-week course is the ultimate introduction to the pottery wheel and will get you feeling confident with clay in no time.

During the course, you'll learn about preparing clay, centering, opening and making cylinders and bowls. You can also come to the studio to practice as much as you like during our Community Clay times!

Check out our course outline below to see what you'll learn each week. You'll get to keep all your creations and will go home with the skills to continue DIY pottery.

Week One:

  • About clay
  • Clay preparation
  • Wedging
  • Recycling
  • How the wheel works
  • Centering
  • Opening
  • Make a cup

Week Two:
  • Basic trimming
  • Add a handle to your cup
  • Learn the difference between cylinders and bowls
  • Make bowls

Week Three:
  • Trimming a foot ring
  • What is a bat and throwing on a bat
  • Make plates

Week Four:
  • Trimming a double foot ring
  • Make bottles
  • Basic glazing

Week Five:
  • How to trim bottles
  • Carving a design
  • Make a closed over form lidded container
  • Glazing



Knowledge required
Absolute beginners welcome.
 
What you'll get
All materials, a set of tools to keep, all firings and unlimited access to the studio during Community Clay times.
 
What to bring
Everything is provided except you should bring your own bath towel to put on your lap (and an apron if you have one!)
 
Session repeats

This class series runs over 5 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Location

Firebird Studios - 1/20 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads QLD

Your teacher
Firebird Studios
Firebird Studios

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We teach every aspect of pottery from introductory workshops through to masterclasses.

At Firebird Studios we are so proud of the quality of work and the quality of potter that we have created. Our combined wealth of experience in the team is such an inspiration to many in our community. The teachers are all so pleased to pass on their knowledge to the students coming through our doors... They willingly give of themselves from their experience - from various artistic backgrounds - and add greatly to our offerings.

We are motivated by encouraging our students to explore their creativity and to bring out their own style. Creativity is the core of our teaching, with technical expertise incorporated to achieve a professional standard!

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Karen Smith Jun 2022


Xander was so patient, and so informative. It was so much fun, everyone is lovely and make you feel like you can do it!
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