Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners

Learn how to make amazing clay creations on the potters wheel at this Gold Coast workshop!



2 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $125 (or 4 payments of $31.25 Afterpay)

Ever watched fascinated as potters use a spinning wheel to transform a lump of clay into a pot? Here's your chance to try your hand at making your very own ceramics on the pottery wheel!

Come and join our two-hour throwing workshop (“throwing” is the technical term for making something out of clay on the wheel).

You'll need an apron and a bath towel (not for bathing, but to put over your lap!) but everything else is provided. Not only that but we will finish off your masterpiece and glaze and fire it for you ready to take home around three weeks later!

The potter’s wheel is a master craftsman type of activity, so as a beginner having a go at it for the first time, you might make a cup or bowl, it might be a bit wonky, but YOU will have made it!

Take home your fabulous ceramic piece and have a heap of fun getting muddy, and learning the basics of centering, opening and drawing up the sides.

During the class, we'll try some cup shapes and some bowl shapes. You should get at least one pot to keep, and at the end, you can choose your favourite four pots!

Note: The cost of this class is fully inclusive of all materials, two firings, and us glazing your pieces for you. If you want to glaze your work yourself you will be given a card with instructions. Your work is ready for pick up between three and four weeks after the workshop.



Knowledge required
Absolute beginners welcome.
 
What you'll get
  • Two hours of instruction and practice.
  • Between two and four masterpieces to keep.
  • All materials, two firings and glazing included.
What to bring
Please bring your own towel (and an apron if you have one).
 
Location

1/20 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads QLD

Your teacher
Firebird Studios
Firebird Studios

4.9 (14)
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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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Rochelle Agius May 2022


Sander was really patient. He was encouraging and understanding. Pottery was something that I have wanted to learn for many years and today I did. I am looking forward to doing another class one day soon.

Pottery workshop review by Rochelle Agius

Kenza McIntyre Apr 2022


Amazing class and teacher, already feel like a lot was learnt in such a short amount of time! Will definitely be back for more !

Vanessa Skinner Apr 2022


The teacher was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable too.
The supplies were all there for our use and the location was neat and tidy.
I loved this experience ☺️

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Vanessa Skinner

Akemi Johannesen Apr 2022


The teacher is a super host, very welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed my first time pottery wheel with her support.

Pottery workshop review by Akemi Johannesen

Elvira Amoedo Apr 2022


The teacher was friendly helpful, gave great learning instructions & made it fun. I really enjoyed it.

Melissa Smith Mar 2022


Such a great experience! Helpful and friendly teacher. Surprised my mum with this and we both loved it and want to do more

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Robyn Tinworth Feb 2022


Great venue all materials were provided . Teachers were good. Good value for the money made 6 pots

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Robyn Tinworth

Lily Spencer Feb 2022


So much fun! I didn’t expect that we would get through so much and I’m excited to pick up my pieces in a few weeks! The teacher was so good, very helpful and charismatic. Small intimate group which made it nice too, everyone was so encouraging to each other. Would definitely do again!

Chris Butler Feb 2022


This was so much fun. I cannot fault anything at all about the class. Teachers were perfect. Everything was perfect. Will definitely be doing this again.

Gerrie Wijangco Feb 2022


An absolutely amazing experience with such a experienced, kind and knowledgeable teacher

Thank you Linda and Donna, we had such an amazing time

Marli Allan Jan 2022


Worth the money, learnt a lot from the teacher & left us wanting to do more! Great class for something new. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Marli Allan

Sarah Hart Jan 2022


Session was a great into to pottery wheel! Linda was patient and so so knowledgeable!

Pottery workshop review by Sarah Hart Sydney

Zoe Mackenzie Nov 2021


Teacher was excellent and provided lots of really good information and demonstrations. Really enjoyed the class and would definitely recommend and do it again.

Kiratikorn Punyatrong Oct 2021


She is very nice and kids friendly. She was very supportive in the class. Our kids were very happy.
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