Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners

Learn wheel throwing for beginners at these pottery classes in Melbourne



2 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $130 (or 4 payments of $32.50 Afterpay)

Always wanted to try the potter's wheel but never had the chance? Get your hands dirty and experience the joy (and challenge) of throwing on the potter's wheel at this Melbourne workshop.

During this two-hour workshop, which is perfect for beginners, you will learn the process of pottery making, from clay preparation to firing.

The session will start with a safety briefing and chat about the process, followed by a quick demonstration of throwing a pot on the wheel. You will then get to jump on the wheel yourself and get stuck into centring clay, pulling the walls and shaping your very own ceramic pieces!

To maximise your time on the wheel, the clay will be prepared for you. Due to the slow nature of the pottery process, your pieces will be trimmed and glazed by us after the session.

You will choose up to three items to keep and pick which glaze you would like used on them. They will be fired and ready for collection approximately one month after the session.

Please note: If you would like to complete the whole process (deciding the final shape of your piece by trimming the base yourself), this can be arranged. We will organise a time for you to return within the week after your throwing session to trim the base and decorate your pieces with underglaze if desired. This additional session will be $40 per hour, paid afterwards.


Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners.
 
What you'll get
You will choose up to three items to keep and pick which glaze you would like used on them.
 
What to bring
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing and nothing you are scared to get dirty (clay washes out but it's best not to take chances).
  • Please bring a towel. 
  • Long nails and pottery don't mix! Please make sure yours are trimmed short for the session.

Handmaker's Factory is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

All students must sign in upon arriving, sanitise their hands and adhere to social distancing and mask restrictions.
Our studio is large and allows students to be spaced out. Regular cleaning is practiced throughout the studio.

Location

Handmaker's Factory - 579 Barkly Street, West Footscray VIC

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Handmaker's Factory
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Handmaker's Factory is a studio space in West Footscray, Melbourne empowering people to confidently create in a sustainable way, share their knowledge and learn new skills through creative workshops & DIY kits.

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Mariya Bakay Aug 2022


Teacher was very chill, very patient and great with simplifying instructions. The energy was great and the space was perfect.
Loves this class!

Narelle Mamone Jul 2022


I really enjoyed this pottery class. The teacher was helpful , gave clear instructions and was friendly. We were able to make 3 pieces. The studio was clean, tidy and well lit, a really nice environment.

Pottery workshop review by Narelle Mamone

Alysha Jul 2022


Everything already prepared for you with all materials. Perfect for first-timers ! Was Good FUN !

Annie Ly Jul 2022


It was such a good experience. Takes of a lot of practice and patience. Teacher was super nice and helpful too.

Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners review by Annie Ly
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