Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece

Learn how to throw on the wheel in Burwood!



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 15 (public classes), 12 to 16

label $49 (or 4 payments of $12.25 Afterpay)

Looking for unique Sydney activities? Join Tomato Art at their Burwood pottery studio and learn how to make a ceramic piece to take home.

The entire experience lasts up to 90 minutes. During the class, you'll gain a basic introduction to pottery and using a throwing machine before learning how to make a ceramic cup or bowl.

After the class, we will dry and fire your ceramic. You'll be able to pick up your work after five or more weeks.

You'll return home feeling more confident about wheel throwing and with the skills and knowledge to continue your DIY pottery journey!

Please note:

  • The studio keeps customers' work for 4 months, your work will be discarded after 4 months.
  • Children under 12 years old if parent want to use same machine with kids and need parental assistance, in this case a surcharge of $5 per child applies.(pay cash on site) *


Knowledge required
Beginners welcome.
 
What you'll get
Your ceramic cup or bowl, ready to pick up five weeks after your class after it has been dried, and fired in our kiln.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 3 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.

Location

Tomato Art - 240 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW

This venue is a short walk from Burwood Station station (300m).

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece location
Your teacher
Tomato Art
Tomato Art

4.8 (92)

Tomato Art in Burwood specialise in innovative art education programs for children and adults. They offer pottery making classes, dancing and art classes, and even after-school programs to keep the little ones occupied when you need.

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Grace Jun Nov 2023


Honestly the best pottery class you can get for such a low price. The teacher was very friendly and energetic all throughout the session. Very good for beginners and for activity idea with friends and your partner.

Athalie Down Nov 2023


Our teacher George was so funny and informative. The class had great vibes, would recommend!

Gabriele Bakker Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Fun and engaging teacher and a great hands on experience that was easy to find with close by parking

Rebecca Wong Nov 2023


Great teacher, very engaging - unfortunately we arrived late (our fault, read time wrong) but had a lot of fun at the class when we got there!

Eric Chang Jo Kim Nov 2023


Turned out to be really fun and interesting to learn a new skill. Great group and learnt some things too about clay!

Maureen Cavanagh Nov 2023


Fun morning! Enjoyable and informative class. Catch up with friends having a laugh and learning a new talent !

Pottery class review by Maureen Cavanagh - Sydney

Angela Wong Nov 2023


George was a great teacher, really passionate and knowledgeable about pottery. Gave us some great background and examples all through the class. The class environment was fun and low stress, George gave individual support to all of us and helped us fix some accidents too! Highly recommended.

Nicole Alcantara Nov 2023


The teacher was so helpful and patient! He gave everyone one-on-one assistance and made a very relaxed and fun environment. The place is small but cosy and cute. I really enjoyed and I loved the different options of glaze that you get at the end if you choose to. I'm so excited to pick up my piece next month!

Kousalya Supraja Nov 2023


The teacher was great
The class is definitely worth it they provide all the material and it was very therapeutic and fun

Aaron Manson Nov 2023


Great experience the instructor was brilliant so helpful. Takes you step by step
Tip don't add to much water!

Bekir Nov 2023


Was fun and I learnt a lot from the teacher, only criticism I would have is if there was a little more time.

Janeen Navarro Nov 2023


Instructions were helpful, and he was patient with fixing up pottery mistakes. We had a good time.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Janeen Navarro - Sydney

Lauren Chow Nov 2023


Teacher (George) very supportive, very passionate and very clearly skilled with pottery, concise at conveying how to do things

Anthony Bui Nov 2023


The teacher was excellent! Incredibly passionate in their demonstration with a lot of fun digestible information. My partner and I loved the entire session.

Sandrine Atallah Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fun class, great activity to do with family or partner. Will be going back! Thank you

Justine Lum Nov 2023


The teacher was very friendly and explained things well. I enjoyed the explanation/history about clay at the beginning of the class.

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023


I had a great morning attending this class. George was great with teaching the techniques (and entertaining!) without rushing it. By the end of the class, I was able to make a small cup. This class was value for money, as you get a taste for what wheel throwing is like, all material is supplied, and you can take the your creation home a couple of weeks later. All in all, great to explore a new activity and getting creative!

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023


George was funny and it was a fun class. I'd love to have more time for demos and to practice with the clay, it went by quickly. It's quite a large class so there's not much individual time. Thank you for helping us to save the work when it didn't turn out properly!

Note: glazing your work will cost $10-15 extra

Manasi Rao Oct 2023


Loved your work George. Extremely funny. And a good class for beginners. Will recommend others to check this out as well. Good value for money too.

Susan Ng Oct 2023


This was a really fun class, really enjoyed it. Location was easy to find. Materials all provided, no need to bring an apron.

George was great, he was funny and really helpful. Made the class interesting and even learnt some facts about pottery before we started. He would explain each step to us at a time and then after we tried it he came over to us one at a time to help us fix the clay up a bit, this was really helpful. At the very end you could just work on making your own shape. Additional costs to glaze your work.

Definitely worth the money though. Highly recommend this class if you just want to try out pottery and have some fun.

Mitchell Guldemond Oct 2023


It was a lot of fun, the teacher George was really funny and helpful when we mucked up, and the time flew by. I can't wait to pick up our pieces in a month and use them everyday and remember the fun day. We will definitely be back.

Harley Oct 2023


The teacher was great, my partner had trouble making her pottery, however the teacher was calm and always willing to help fix it.

The experience was great and i would do it again, however there were some people who slowed the class down, due to intentionally not listening to the teacher and trying to do it themselves.

It was a wonderful birthday experience for my partner/girlfriend.

Overall we had fun , it was great value for money and we wouldnt mind doing it again, i cannot wait to see how my peice turned out.

Matt Oct 2023


I really enjoyed this wonderful class, the instructor was clear in his teaching. Thanks again!

Vanessa Li Oct 2023


George was an incredibly helpful instructor who gave us plenty of hands-on practice with the clay. As a beginner, I really appreciated his emphasis on having fun!

Zhao Mei Zheng Oct 2023


Patient and humorous instructor. Great guide and showed the basics well. Highly recommend this class!

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023


This class was super fun and we enjoyed ourselves a lot! It was our first time doing this and we learned a lot and George is an awesome teacher, very experienced, funny and helpful and we all ended the class with big smiles and lovely creations (cups and a bowl) We are excited to pick up our final product after glazing! Thank you George!

Jayhan Godelek Oct 2023


Teacher was great he was funny and helped out a lot great time thank yiu for fun

Nerrilee Lysaght Oct 2023


So much fun. Fast paced enough & lots of hands on practice. I am hooked & can’t wait to have more fun with clay.

Christina Tsangaris Oct 2023


This class was absolutely amazing! I brought this experience as a gift for my cousins birthday and we wasn't expecting much but were sooooo impressed. George was such a fun, attentive, informative and humorous teacher Would highly recommend. I am thinking of purchasing another gift for my auntie and her husband for sure. Thank you so much for the experience

Therese Walmsley Oct 2023


George was friendly, helpful and skilled. The time went so quickly and we learnt a lot.

Isabella Oct 2023


The teacher was very engaging and helped each student with the foundations of wheel throwing pottery and our individual shapes.
The venue was small but a good class environment and well air-conditioned considering how hot it was.
The experience was good value for money

Rebecca Shephard Oct 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Really good. George made the class very interesting and supported us with helping making our final result.

Rashmi Kattani Vasudeva Oct 2023


It was a fun and good session. Good activity to enjoy with friends.
All the materials were provided and instructions were clear.
Will go again.

Rudson Machado Sep 2023


The teacher have a lot of experience but I just found a bit "rush" it go for 1 hour and half instead of 2 hours. will be nice if they could set up a "vibe" with some music or ask if someone would like a water.

I enjoy it and was fun

Amber Emrisse Eden Mal Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


It was a great lesson involving, how to teach pottery and how to make and have fun and get new skills.

Josephine Meneses Sep 2023


A safe space and good intro for absolute beginners. David and George are good instructors!

Jessica Sep 2023


I enjoyed the class and learnt a lot about pottery. We were taught different techniques on how to show the clay however it was sometimes difficult to understand as English was the instructors second language. Overall good class and came out with a vase.

Rafa Rahman Sep 2023


The class was very fun and a good introduction to pottery. I wasn't too good but it was great fun

Lorenzo Condello Sep 2023


George has passive assertive way of teaching and makes it so much fun
Highly recommended thanks George

Jai Howard Sep 2023


A terrific experience, George was a very helpful teacher and was very clear in his instructions.

Mojda Bayen Sep 2023


I liked how the Teacher was funny and helpful! Enjoyed the class a lot, definitely recommend this!

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023


First time doing pottery and it was a great experience, the class was fun so will be coming back for more!

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023


The teacher, George, is such great value. He's an awesome teacher, and so funny and personable.
The venue was easy to find, with plenty of street parking nearby.
The provided clay was fun and easy to work with, and having the option for firing and glazing our pots as an add-on was great.
I think George could teach absolutely anyone how to throw clay, and I definitely recommend this class. 10/10!

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Anonymised ClassBento student - Sydney

Vasundhara Deepak Sep 2023


The class was good. The class was conducted by Mr. George, who gave a lot of information about various types of clay and a background on where it is coming from and where it is being used. During the whole time, instructions were given on how to handle the clay and how to get into the various shapes, like cyclinder, cone, etc.
The space is small, parking I was able to get one easily. Plan to come a bit ahead to look for parking. The glazing of our finished item is done at an extra cost, which will be explained during the class. George helped his way through the class, and he even assisted in making our product into a better shape. Overall, it was a great experience for any one who doesn't have a pottery experience.

Kayla Akdemir Sep 2023


The class was ever better than I imagined! We learnt the basics of pottery throwing and got to make our own creations. I’m going back to pick it up in 5 weeks after it is dried and glazed. A clear glaze costs a further $10 and a blue crackle glaze is $15 which is what I opted for. And if you want to finish up your work, trimming and painting and glazing it is another class that you can take afterwards as well.

Pottery class review by Kayla Akdemir - Sydney

Jennifer Xie Sep 2023


Fun class, got to make 1 item and George was a good instructor. There is option for glazing and painting but the will cost extra.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Jennifer Xie - Sydney

Ayesha Khan Sep 2023


First time ever doing pottery for both my husband and I. We really really enjoyed it- the instructor was fantastic and knew what he was doing. Such a great experience- we decided to sign up to the painting class and already can’t wait

Samantha Slykhuis Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really fun class and great experience. The teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Truong Huynh Aug 2023


Great class, super funny instructor and great value for money. Instructor provided great knowledge in pottery, kind and hilarious. Learnt how to correctly mold shapes to own liking. Only thing I would like is more time to play around with the clay to practice ourselves before we continue to next step, but I guess it’s difficult to cram everything in 1.5hrs.

Emily Yang Aug 2023


This was a great beginners intro to pottery! George was an engaging and enthusiastic teacher who took us through the basics and helped perfect our creation.

Pottery class review by Emily Yang - Sydney

Jing Aug 2023


Excellent experience the instructor was very funny too! Definitely will come back again to do more.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Jing  - Sydney

Coco Ji Aug 2023


We had great fun! The teacher was lovely and very helpful, had a great sense of humour too. We were shown basic shapes and then got to fiddle around and play with the clay. The location was quite easy to find too!

Pottery class review by Coco Ji - Sydney

Juliet Aug 2023


Really good class but slow but fun thank you Jules it was great class thank you for the class I enjoyed it

Pottery class review by Juliet  - Sydney

Kim Greenwood Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was great very informative. He gave a little too much information at the being of the class.
The venue was good and appropriate. No lift although, up some steep steps
The materials were great and all necessary tools were provided.
The class was a little bit expensive for what we got
George, the teacher showed us all how to use our hands to mode the clay.
I enjoyed modelling the clay the best.

Michelle Nguyen Jul 2023


It was very nice and good to something different ! Love the energy from the instructor

Isabelle Thompson Jul 2023


George was an excellent teacher! He was humorous and made the class comfortable and welcoming. It felt relaxing to create this artwork how we wanted, and to be reminded that mistakes are welcome in this beginner's class of fun! George explained the methods of Pottery Wheel Throwing in a fun and easy way. This is a perfect class for beginners as I found it quick to learn and succeeded in making a bowl! I definitely recommend this fun group, couple, or solo activity as a way to create artwork that you'll feel proud of and build your skill in pottery. Thank you George!

Pottery class review by Isabelle Thompson - Sydney

Alessandra Gutierrez Jul 2023


It was an amazing experience! George was a lovely, funny teacher who guided us through the process and was quick to assist when you made mistakes. Clearly a master at what he does. The venue was a bit small but appropriately accommodated limited bookings.

Pottery class review by Alessandra Gutierrez - Sydney

Aree Wattanasittinoppakul Jul 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


I m really happy that my daughter likes this class and wanted to go again.

Poppy Liganaris Jul 2023


Great class, clear instructions and the instructor George made it super fun and enjoyable. Would recommend!

Courtney Hayhow Jul 2023


George was very helpful and funny. He was a great teacher, helped fix our work

Marianne Estacio Jun 2023


Me and friends had a great experience and will definitely do it again. George was great and very hands on to his clients.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Marianne Estacio - Sydney

Katherine Claud Jun 2023


Fantastic class! The teacher was detailed, helpful and had a good sense of humour which made it fun! The tools provided were good and easy to use and even when we accidentally ruined our piece the teacher would come around and help fix the situation so we get to bring home something usable.
Very good value and would highly recommend!

Pottery class review by Katherine Claud - Sydney

Sidrah Haneef Jun 2023


George is an amazing teacher and the class was a lot of fun. He paid attention to everyone and fixed any issues we had with our bowls. We learnt lots of techniques and I was pretty happy with the end results. Venue was easy to find and 15mins walk from Burwood westfields. Definitely worth the money.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Sidrah Haneef - Sydney

Caliopi Sarris Jun 2023


Had a great time and the teacher was great. Very informative and helpful. Learned how to make a small bowl.

Pottery class review by Caliopi Sarris - Sydney

Amber Stocker Jun 2023


George was great! The experience was lots of fun, I would love to do it again.

Courtney Whybro Jun 2023


Everything was amazing, George the teacher, the pottery making and the time we had etc., thank you

Nazira Sodatsayrova Jun 2023


I liked the engagement of students and individuals.
I liked the help of the teacher while shaping and creating their pots.
However, I think the teacher needs to have one sample in front of him and show how to do it so that way we learn better by seeing what he does and how he does it.

In general, the rest of the students loved the experience and I look forward to visiting it another time.

Kathy Hearne Jun 2023


Thankyou George for an enjoyable morning making a ceramic piece. George was knowledgeable and taught us simply how to make a pot using a variety of techniques. The instructions were easy to follow. Many laughs were had as George has a great sense of humour. The course is definitely value for money.

Peter McNair May 2023


Loved it! George was really fantastic he was extremely patient and helpful, and funny! Would definitely recommend for a fun new experience.

Vivian Tu May 2023


Pottery is a lot harder than it looks. Our teacher George was super funny and made the class so much fun.

Sara Falamaki May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


George was a wonderfully entertaining and informative teacher. The girls and I had a great time, and really enjoyed our first wheel pottery experience.

Amanda Ferrari May 2023


The venue was easy to find, and all the materials were provided - Very good value for the price paid. Teacher was excellent, very helpful and also funny! This was my first pottery class and I did it with my Mum, we both highly recommend

Serene May 2023


Enjoyable afternoon but pricey. Have to pay extra for glazing and extra for colour in glazing.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Serene  - Sydney

Tricia Ng May 2023


The materials provided were good! It was fun to make our own cup/bowl. I would have liked more time to perfect my piece but it was still a cool experience. Getting the piece glazed costs an extra $10-15. This class is the most affordable wheel throwing class I could find in Sydney.

Karina Repko May 2023


This was my first class with George and I really enjoyed this experience! Great activity to do with friends. George took us through the different techniques and was able to help out when our work wasn’t very good.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Karina Repko - Sydney

Anneliese Sierra Apr 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Great pricing, fun class and even funnier instructor! All in all a great experience! Will definitely do another one

Isuru Perera Apr 2023


Great experience and full of fun. George is a delightful teacher bringing the joy and passion to the class and very helpful.

Zachary Bolletta Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


George and his son Ricki were fantastic fun, vibrant and full of energy tailored to our skill level.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Zachary Bolletta - Sydney

Jasmine Huang Apr 2023


It was a fun atmosphere and the teacher was very amicable and gave good instructions.

Claire Shi Mar 2023


George is both an excellent teacher and entertainer The venue was very nice and all the supplies were high quality.

Michelle How Mar 2023


The instructor, George, was great. Short and concise instructions for beginner pottery class. Easy to follow. Made mistakes when creating my piece but he quickly came around and patiently helped resolve mistakes very quickly.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Michelle How - Sydney

Clem Wu Mar 2023


Fun class led by George, who made things enjoyable for all beginners, and ensured that we learnt along the way.

Xuan Ly Feb 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


George’s class is a great introduction into wheel throwing. It was fun, easy to follow. Would highly recommend, for both grownups and kids alike who are interested in pottery.

Mia Feb 2023


Went with my dad
Was a great Xmas parent from mum
We had fun the class was a relaxed environment and the teacher made it enjoyable.

Robyn T Feb 2023


Had a great time , easy and fun
Highly recommend
Teacher was very knowledgeable and was willing to help

Joanne Lauthier Dec 2022


George spoke too quickly with a heavy accent and it was very difficult to follow him. The amount of clay for the price of the class was very small and there was so much talking and information that I didn't need to know, that the time spent actually doing something was way too short.

Quoc Ha Dec 2022


George is funny and has great sense of humour. He taught us history of clay and what clay we are going to use and where it came from.
It was fun and i destroyed my own "art". Until, George came and saved the day.

Michelle Wood Dec 2022


I really enjoyed the classteacher George was fun and informativegreat value for moneyhappy way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class: Make a Ceramic Piece review by Michelle Wood - Sydney

Aneeta Iesho Nov 2022


We had a great time. George was very helpful and accommodating, everything was provided, we had a large group and everyone enjoyed the experience as no one had worked with clay on a wheel before. Excellent birthday activity and we want to go back and take classes.

Stefanie Leung Nov 2022


overall good but wished the class had could've run for a longer time especially if you're a beginner like me, made some mistakes on the way but didn't have time to amend to make my piece more presentable due to B time restriction.
it was good fun though

Sally-Ann Rowland Oct 2022


This was great! The teacher gave us proper instruction, was hands on to keep people on track, and we ended up with a far better result than any of us expected! The time flew by. Thanks for the laughs and new experience, we loved it!

Pottery class review by Sally-Ann Rowland - Sydney

Ming Fang Sep 2022


The teacher was informative and explained a bit of history as well as the basic skills in pottery in a thorough manner. Will be coming back again!

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