School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids

How to use the pottery wheel, sculpting and ceramic painting



7 to 12 years     1.5 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $85 (or 4 payments of $21.25 Afterpay)

This one-and-a-half-hour pottery experience is conducted in small groups (four students per teacher) encouraging mindful learning and creative exploration.

The class is suitable for 7 to 12-year-old children and includes a bundle of pottery activities, such as the pottery wheel, sculpting, and ceramic painting.

Each child will spend some time at the pottery wheel and will be assisted by the teacher to create a shape of their choice. The young artists will also experiment with freely forming the clay to sculpt different objects and will have the opportunity to decorate their work with colourful ceramic paints.

By the end of the class, each child will make a colourful trinket dish with small ornaments of their choice. Children will leave their artwork for glazing and kiln-firing (included in the price) and the finished pieces will be ready for collection two weeks after the class.


Knowledge required
No previous experience is required.
 
What you'll get
Each child will make one pottery piece which will be glazed and kiln-fired (included in the price). It takes approximately two weeks for the pieces to be ready for collection.
 
What to bring
It is recommended that children wear closed shoes and cloths that they don't mind getting clay on. Aprons are provided but feel free to bring your own.
 
Suitable for

Suitable for kids from 7 to 12 years old.

Adult accompaniment is not required.

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

Location

Wheelfulness Studio - 24 Horsley Avenue, North Willoughby NSW

School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids location
Your teacher
Bettina Stevanovic
Bettina Stevanovic
(Wheelfulness)

5.0 (174)

Bettina offers mindful pottery wheel classes in small groups with no more than 4 students per class, ensuring that each participant receives individual attention and personalized guidance. Building on her background in psychology, her ‘Wheelfulness’ approach goes beyond teaching fundamental skills and incorporates mindfulness to enhance focus and stillness at the spinning wheel.

Besides her passion for pottery, Bettina has been an a professional educator in academia for over 20 years within the fields of cognitive and educational psychology. Her journey with the pottery wheel started as a hobby in 2015 when she discovered that the tactile sensation of clay and the rhythmic movement of the wheel had a soothing effect on her overactive mind. Since then, she has been refining and developing the Wheelfulness approach as a therapeutic modality of working with clay at the pottery wheel. To further her expertise in this area, she is currently pursuing a Certificate in Sensorymotor Art and Clay Field Therapies.


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Amina Crooks Jul 2023


Very easy instructions and steps to make the clay. Super fun for the kids to do.

Rachel Jeffrey Jul 2023


We had so much fun making our pottery items in Bettina's studio.
Bettina was such a lovely teacher, very helpful, and instructive. She was well prepared, her equipment was in good condition and easy to operate.
I will be recommending her classes to my friends!

Pottery class review by Rachel Jeffrey - Sydney

Maria Kotsiaris Jul 2023


This class was beautiful. Small number of children with a caring knowledgeable teacher. The space was wonderful for school age children to learn about clay and using the wheel. Great for parking.

Rory Allen Jul 2023


A beautiful class, a wonderful and attentive teacher and overall a lovely school holiday morning!

Emily Macmahon Apr 2023


My daughter absolutely loved your class! The space was bright and clean. The teacher was so warm and knowledgeable and had great techniques to teach littlies how to use the wheel. Small class was good too. Thank you so much! We will definitely book again! Emily

School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids review by Emily Macmahon - Sydney

Helen Carruthers Apr 2023


Teacher were great, the girls thoroughly enjoyed their lesson and want to do more another time.

Irene Chan Apr 2023


Wonderful experience for daughter and her bestie. Calming environment where the girls got to create some art work.

Adrian Renouf Apr 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


The class was great because we had good background music, the teacher provided clear instructions and provided us with the guidance we needed when we needed it. Thank you for the great lesson.

Carol Leung Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It’s first time for my boys who are 10 and 6 years old respectively to have pottery class and they like it very much. Will definitely recommend it to others.

Lai Leow Jan 2023


My son (10 y/o) and daughter (8 y/0) both enjoyed this activity. They can't wait to pick up their bowls soon. Many thanks for making this a fun experience for them!

Yan Xiao Jan 2023


My son really enjoyed the class and can't wait to go back for more. Bettina is lovely!

Lee Linden Jan 2023


The kids had a great time and are looking forward for next time! Great experience!

Holly Langdon Jan 2023


Bettina has a beautiful studio and our children really enjoyed their pottery class. We are all looking forward to picking up their masterpieces in a couple of weeks! Would definitely recommend. :)

School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids review by Holly Langdon - Sydney

Melanie Barrington Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Bettina was a very friendly and engaging teacher.
The children had a fantastic time getting to create their own trinket trays, and were especially excited that they were able to use the pottery wheel by themselves.
The class was small which was perfect for our kids.

Pottery class review by Melanie Barrington - Sydney

Laura Lanfranconi Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Beautiful studio. Bettina is a lovely and patient teacher. My daughters had a lot of fun.

Amanda Wong Oct 2022


Amazing ! My daughter enjoyed the class so much she can’t wait to go again!

Martina Miu Oct 2022


My daughter enjoyed the class very much because there’s not many places offer spinning wheels experience for children. The teacher and her assistant were nice and very helpful. She got to use the spinning wheel and try out hand sculpting.

School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids review by Martina Miu - Sydney

Sherean Najdi Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This was our second class and my daughter absolutely loved it The class is very well organised and made her feel happy that she accomplished making something special.

Pottery class review by Sherean Najdi - Sydney

Julia Cheung Oct 2022


It was my daughter’s first pottery experience and she loved it! I highly recommend

Kim Yap Sep 2022


Betina, is patient and attentive to each kid. She held a private lesson for my son’s birthday on a Sunday. Location was great for me and there are plenty of street parking. All the kids had fun and a great experience.

Pottery class review by Kim Yap - Sydney

Kristina Thomas Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Such a beautiful small and calm setting with some great skills to be learnt. My girls had fun with the pottery wheel and designing their fairy dishes

Karen Kui Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My girls loved the pottery wheel.
Bettina and Luka were very helpful and patience. They loved the class so much. Can't wait to get the final product.

Mehak Sarani Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Best class ever! My daughter loved this class. The teacher was so professional and kind. Highly recommended

Phyllis Fung Jul 2022


there is a very nice place , clean and convenience .
teachers are nice and my kid had a lot of fun.

Sherean Najdi Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


My daughter came out beaming with joy just saying how fun and interactive the class was. Teaching staff were very supportive and amazing!

Sienna Kuo Jul 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


2nd time attending the workshop & had as much fun as the first! Thank you Bettina!

Kristie Gray Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


A fun, creative morning and Bettina was so lovely. Great school holiday activity. Highly recommended!

Harrison Schaefer Jul 2022


Harrison has always enjoyed creating art mostly painting, so the opportunity to do pottery was new and exciting. He loved the Pottery experience, from discovering the wheel to shaping and painting his own designs. Bettina and her assistant were so patient and kind. He would love to attend more pottery classes!

School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids review by Harrison Schaefer - Sydney

Jennifer Muscat Jul 2022


A great sunny or rainy day holiday activity. Both enjoyed their first pottery experience especially working on the pottery wheel. The small class size and calming venue made for a cosy and fun experience. Thank you Bettina and to your two assistants also.

Monica Zhao Jul 2022


Such great experience for my 7 year old daughter who always wanted to try pottery. Bettina was very friendly and helpful, venue is clean and inviting. The project (a bowl) is a great choice for the age group. Overall I’m very happy with it and will recommend to everyone!

Pottery class review by Monica Zhao - Sydney

Lila Roque Apr 2022


My kids (10 and 7) had never taken a pottery class before. They both loved the session and are keen to do more! I was really impressed with the variety of techniques that the kids got to try out in this class and they are super-proud of what they were able to make under Bettina (and her assistant's) guidance. The venue was comfortable and welcoming and the small group size was really nice. Thanks for a great morning and a real highlight of the holidays!

Yin Lin Apr 2022


My 2 boys love to do it. It’s pretty much a nice experience during the school holiday, highly recommend!

Sienna Kuo Apr 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Sienna had a great time trying the pottery wheel today. She can’t wait to collect her final product and go back for another session! Thank you Bettina.

Beatrice Gill-Greiss Apr 2022


The class was amazing, we had so much fun creating our pottery with Bettina. We will cherish our trinket bowls. Thanks Bettina

Jo Wang Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Today it was my daughter’s second class this school holiday. She enjoyed making her pots and working with the pottery wheel. We collected the Totoro pot she made last class, which was awesome. She can’t wait to seeing her turtle she made today in two weeks time . Bettina is a wonderful teacher. My daughter says she wants to go again.

Pottery class review by Jo Wang - Sydney

Isaac Moranda-Tannock Jan 2022


Isaac came home very excited. He told me how he made his turtle & he said Bettina showed him what to do. He said he can’t wait to pick it up in 2 weeks time.

Tammy Louie Jan 2022


Child really enjoyed the class. Teachers were friendly and helpful and the class was the right size

Diane Stuart Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely brilliant thanks you so much Bettina you really made our granddaughters class so much fun and they are looking forward to picking up their works of art.
Would highly recommend this class

School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids review by Diane Stuart - Sydney

Isla Harper Dec 2021


Great venue, friendly and welcoming teachers. Great class size. Perfect length of time too. Excellent value! Very pleased

Araya Boonmeephiphit Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher is very kind and cares about the students, my daughter likes it very much, the space is clean and the atmosphere is friendly, it is a quality teaching, everything is very good.Thank you we will back to you

Shelley Paget Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyable class thank you! My daughter had a great time and it was all well organised.

Hoan Ly Apr 2021


Location was easy to find. Kids really enjoyed the lesson and they made a plate and Easter themed bunny - great for just 2 hours! Help was provided when needed.

Benita Manesh Apr 2021


The teacher was amazing and we loved the way that it wasn't crowded and Bettina had enough time to spend with us.

Alison Grant Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Thank you so much Bettina for a wonderful pottery class for my daughter and her friend. They had a lovely time and loved learning how to use the pottery wheel. Highly recommend.

Carol Lin Feb 2021


My daughter enjoyed the class very much!
She can't wait to see her final products in 2 weeks time.

Eva Ward Oct 2020


Fabulous morning with a wonderful teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back next holidays

Karina Ascencio Oct 2020


Nice and sunny well lit venue, very organised space, friendly and patient teacher. Very helpful with kids and accomodating to their needs. Very informative and the whole process was known of what was involved. A little pricey but worth the experience.

School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids review by Karina Ascencio - Sydney

Sarah Ohearn Oct 2020


Teacher very experienced, she really encouraged my son. He is inspired to do more!
So nice for him to want to do something off screen.

Savita Sasihithlu Oct 2020


The kids loved it. I am keen to take a class for adults too. Bettina was lovely and patient. The kids instantly were in their comfort zone.

Alissa Smits Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Lovely creative space, great for small groups in the heart of Willoughby. Bettina and her team were wonderful teachers for our kids (10yrs), they were very welcoming, energetic, engaged with the kids and presented a well structured use of the 2 hours that kept them busy and constantly creating. Recommended for anyone, young and old, looking to give this a try.

Maliha Asher Jul 2020


I booked a 2 hour class for my 6yo daughter and two of her friends. The girls had a fantastic time! They learnt how to shape clay on the wheel as well as how to shape it with hand.
We made 2 clay pots during the session. Great teacher. We’ll be going back to her for more in the next school holidays.

School Holidays Pottery Class for Kids review by Maliha Asher - Sydney

Stephanie Bailey Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Lovely warm, welcoming teacher in a pretty studio setting. Thoughtfully prepared, age appropriate workshop material.

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