Wheel Throwing Workshop

Learn wheel thrown pottery techniques for beginners

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

Learn how to navigate the pottery wheel in this wheel-throwing Melbourne workshop!

This three-hour workshop, which is perfect for beginners, will start with a demonstration of how to wedge and prepare clay for the pottery wheel. You will then move onto learning the techniques required to form a cylinder, which is the base shape used in the formation of wheel-thrown ceramics.

The processes that you will learn include:

  • Centring the clay
  • Lifting the walls of the pot
  • Shaping the pot
  • Cutting the pot off the wheel

Round up your family and friends and get them along to playing with clay! You will discover how fun and relaxing pottery can be, spend a great time with like-minded creative people.

You will finish the class with two items that are ready to be dried, bisque fired and glazed by us in our house glazes. The items can be collected two weeks after the class.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners and craft lovers!
What you'll get
Clay, glazes and firing for two finished wheel-thrown pots, to be collected two weeks after the class.
What to bring
Bring an apron and wear closed-toe shoes.
Suitable for

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

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

Jumping Creek Designs adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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Disinfect equipment and surfaces and provide both handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer.

Home Studio - 5 Briar Court, Langwarrin VIC

Your teacher
Jumping Creek Designs
Jumping Creek Designs

4.9 (80)

A young Melbourne based ceramics studio that is a space for aspiring, novice and intermediate potters to create, learn, play, experiment and experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of working with your hands and creating forms through shaping, squeezing, pushing, pulling, rolling and pinching beautiful clay. Run by a bubbly, cheerful, passionate Melbourne girl, Tania Paradkar!

What we offer:

  • Two and a half hour wheel throwing "taster" course
  • Kids classes and workshops
  • Themed parties - Birthday parties, Hen's Parties, Corporate functions and more
  • Full day workshops - including 'Built A Pot For a Plant', Jewelry Making, Mask Masking and more
  • Eight-week wheel throwing classes
  • Eight-week wheel throwing and hand building classes


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Matt Houston Jun 2022

I took my 13yo daughter and had a lot of fun.
The equipment was great and before we knew it we were wheel throwing.
Would do that again. Cant wait to see the finished glazed products. :)

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Matt Houston

Mark Slorach Jun 2022

Everything about the day great. Things explained very well, materials supplied were excellent too. Studio very well set up with plenty of room for the entire class. Class size was ideal. Thoroughly enjoyed the the day. Would highly recommend this class to anybody thinking about trying pottery.

Jannette Linahan Jun 2022

This was a very enjoyable workshop. Our teacher was lovely and extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend. Thanks so much

Lee Taube May 2022

Did the beginners pottery throwing class and had a lovely time! Everyone in the class including myself hadn’t done pottery throwing before so I was a bit nervous about whether I’d be able to make anything. The teacher was fun and patient while helping everyone prepare and centre the clay and guided us to make cups, bowls and vases. Looking forward to picking up the cups and bowls I made in 2-4 weeks after they’ve been kilned and glazed with the colours for each that I picked. Special experience to have with cool souvenirs to tell guests I made. Thanks for a wonderful experience

Jason Reading Apr 2022

My wife and I had an excellent time learning wheel throwing. Neither of us had done it before, but that didn’t matter at all as Tanya was such a good teacher and immediately made us feel welcome.
We actually managed to make some pretty good bowls and cups for our first time too! Can’t wait to collect them in a couple of weeks when they’re ready.
Overall, a fantastic way to spend an afternoon and we’d love to try it again some day. Thoroughly recommended!

Alani Mamone Mar 2022

Took my parents for their birthdays and they loved it! Tania is such an amazing teacher, 100% recommend this workshop!

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Kelly Hui Feb 2022

What an enjoyable afternoon! Lots of laughs and many pieces produced. Tania was amazing, super fun and incredibly talented. The venue was comfortable, materials were great and we had such a good time. Thanks Tania for a fabulous experience!

Jonathon Besanko Feb 2022

The teacher Tania was wonderful! She was so patient, resourceful, and helpful. I took my sister here as a pre-wedding celebration (because she loves arts & crafts) and she left so happy and thrilled. She had the greatest time, we both did! It was so fun and the class just flew by in the best way. Thank you so much, Tania! You made my sister's day.

- Jonathon and Kylie

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Jonathon Besanko

Trevor French May 2021

We had such a great time at this workshop. Tania was very helpful and informative, we got lots of practice and built up our confidence on the wheel. Thank you!

Daryn Attanayake Apr 2021

Amy was awesome, very helpful throughout the entire workshop. It was an enjoyable experience. We loved it.

Hannah Dillimore Apr 2021

Great, fun experience. Very easy to pick up. The teacher was excellent at explaining each step and was very quick and eager to help out when needed. She was very friendly and patient. The equipment was good quality and worked well. It was also easy and straight forward and easy to work with. Venue was very easy to get to and easy to find. Was very neat and clean and organised and had a lovely atmosphere.

Bena Ong Mar 2021

We had a great time learning new skills and Tanya was so accommodating and patient with us hehe

Jesse Birthisel Mar 2021

Awesome class. Would do again! The teacher was really patient with helping me so I ended up with some great objects.

Jill Stafford Mar 2021

Teacher was lovely, very patient. All materials provided and the venue was really welcoming and interesting

Bevan Braganza Mar 2021

The class was great, 4 of us were all beginners and Tania had great patience having to deal with all of us ! Great taste of the art which we all enjoyed ! There was also another helper whose name I can't recall but she too was an awesome teacher and friendly person to deal with Overall a great day would definitely recommend ! Also good coffee truck just outside the venue

Claire Deacon Mar 2021

The wheel throwing class with Tanya was great. Being beginners, we didn’t have high hopes of making anything worth taking home, but we both finished the class with two pieces that we were proud of. She was very encouraging and patient as a teacher, which was great. Highly recommend Tanya’s class! It was great fun, and nice to try something different.

Pottery workshop review by Claire Deacon

Rachael Macdonald Feb 2021

Wonderful time, really really good fun and learnt so much! Can't wait to see my hard work after they're fired in the kiln!

Snjezana Baran Feb 2021

The teacher was really great and helpful! The class was very fun for a beginner! :)

Roswitha Dinter Jan 2021

Tanya was absolutely great, she showed me how to pull a wall which l was not able to do, and what l was doing wrong. I can always ask her for advice. Thanks Tanya

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Roswitha Dinter

Reet Phulwani Jun 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great workshop thanks to the teacher
Made it look simple
It was a fun class

Sarah Fenelon Jun 2020

the teacher was so nice and accomodating, she was also so patient with us novices. Would definitely recommend this class, and would I like to go back to this studio to do some extra classes. Great activity as a couple or with a friend.

Paul O'Brien Jun 2020

The class was great fun. Tania was a very attentive teacher. Really enjoyed it. Thank you

Michelle Butt Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic class in a very relaxing environment!
Great teacher - so patient and positive!
Thank you!

Anita Romleigh Mar 2020

Loved it, great vibe and excellent teacher. Would recommend and do further more intensive sessions

Cia Siu Jan 2020

First hands on experience on wheel throwing and I had so much fun! Tanya is lovely & patient, would definitely rwc

Ko Dowd Oct 2019

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Went along to an introductory class. Lovely people in a great space and a very patient Teacher. Enjoyable and fun. Easy clear directions on the wheel. Great value.

Danyle Saleika Sep 2019

I had amazing time. The teacher was very friendly and very helpful. I just loved the spirit of the place!

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