Wheel Throwing Workshop

Learn how to use the pottery wheel in this Melbourne workshop

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $75 (or 4 payments of $18.75 Afterpay)

Looking for relaxing Melbourne activities to try with friends? Lose yourself in Cones Studio's meditative wheel throwing workshop and learn to make your very own ceramic art from scratch!

In this workshop, you'll learn the basic skills to master the pottery wheel from a friendly expert. Let your creativity flow as you get hands-on and learn how to mould and shape your clay into unique pieces to take home! You'll also learn about how to glaze your piece to prepare it for firing.

Relax and unwind with this calming clay wheel throwing workshop in Melbourne and learn the skills to start your ceramic obsession! You'll finish feeling inspired and creatively fulfilled, with up to four funky pieces to take home and use.

Please note - Our current turnaround time is approximately four weeks.

Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly class.
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert
  • All materials are provided
  • Up to four of your own hand-thrown ceramic pieces!
What to bring
Just yourself!
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

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


Cones Studio - 351 Centre Road, Bentleigh VIC

Your teacher

Cones Studio offers pottery classes, painting kits, glazes, cocktail nights and kiln services. Learn the art of the pottery wheel, paint ceramics with colourful glazes or check out their range of take-home kits.

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Isabel Main May 2022

Helen was very helpful, the small class meant there was plenty of opportunity to get advice and guidance, and the class overall was great value for the time, facilities, materials and expertise offered. Really enjoyed and definitely recommend!

Elliot Gaston May 2022

We had such a great time! Our teacher Helen was amazing and she made us feel so welcome!

I would highly recommend this class!

Mum May 2022

Helen was a fantastic teacher! We had a really great time learning how to throw clay at Cone Studio. The new venue in Bentleigh was great, easy to find.

Glenn Casey May 2022

The 2 hour session was a perfect introduction to the wheel and enough time and clay to really get a sense of the experience. There are unlimited opportunities to fail and try again. Would love to take a full term class to perfect the basics. Good value esp. given you can take 4 fully glazed items you made with you. Highly recommended. Class sizes of 6 are intimate enough to receive personal guidance (which is needed).

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Glenn Casey

Gabby Lam May 2022

Charlie was a great teacher and provided lots of one on one support when needed.

This was such a fun activity for Mum and I and we even get to keep a couple of our finished pieces!

Definitely would recommend

Lennart Goedhart May 2022

Charlie was fantastic! As a blind person, I found him to be very patient and encouraging.
The other people doing the workshop were a lot of fun. We had a great night laughing.

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Vy Dong May 2022

the teacher was very friendly and her instructions were easy to follow . overall the experience is great

Ori Binder May 2022

Great facility, location and teacher. There are 6 wheels so there was a great ratio and the teacher could help us as we needed in the process. 2 and a half hours went by so quickly! we loved it!

Melissa Rymer May 2022

Teacher was helpful and warm. Space was good - facilities all ok. Learned basics and made a few little pots. Look forward to seeing them glazed. Would recommend it to others

Caroline Lam May 2022

Great to learn something new in a happy and friendly environment. Charlie was very helpful and gave good simple advice to help us achieve some small creations. Thanks Charlie

Suva Tomar May 2022

Amazing class! The new studio is so beautiful and open. Charlie was amazing and supportive. Had the best time with my friends. Will definately attend again.

Akshita Jain May 2022

Great lesson with Helen and Charlie! They were so supportive throughout! It was brilliant ❤️

Would love to come back!

Pottery workshop review by Akshita Jain

Georgina Hurst May 2022

The teacher was very friendly and lots of fun. He was attentive as well and haves us tips when we needed them. The class is worth the money and the time. My husband and I throughly enjoyed ourselves

Jess May 2022

I am HORRIBLE at wheel throwing but Charlie honestly made me feel like I was the best and was encouraging me the entire time. He was so lovely and very entertaining.
Good tunes, good vibes.
It was the best start to the day, I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to come back in the future.
I made a big mess but it was just so much fun!

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Jess

Erin McKay May 2022

Helen and Charlie were fantastic. It was our first attempt at pottery but with Helen’s teaching and pointers we were all able to create some pieces we were pretty stoked with! The small class size meant plenty of support and guidance when it was needed. Great value for money. We will definitely be back again.

Jade Sheehan May 2022

LOVED IT It was such an amazing experience with great vibes, we had a fantastic time. Thanks!

Lisa Stolt May 2022

Fun and interactive workshop, Charlie was friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. Highly recommend, go get your hands dirty!

Mitchell Thomson Apr 2022

Great fun and interactive class! Billy was also a great furry friend to have around to give some pats to

Keep up the great classes :)

Kathryn Nguyen Apr 2022

Such an amazing atmosphere with a super supportive teacher who ensured a fun and educational experience. Loved it and 100% recommend.

Tayla Apr 2022

We had a great time with Charlie at Cones Studio! It was such a chill, friendly and encouraging environment, and a great class for beginners to get a feel for wheel throwing. There is even the sweetest studio dog to play with in between getting your hands messy!

Tamara Andrew Apr 2022

Charlie, the teacher at Cone Studios was fab, related well to all students, instructed clearly and was professional. The environment was well set up, bright and comfortable. We had a great time and really enjoyed our casual wheel class.

Sarah Giovanni Apr 2022

Great for beginners and a lot of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to try something new.

Olivia Patterson Apr 2022

An enjoyable beginner pottery wheel class, we loved being able to make our own pieces. Charlie was a good teacher, approachable and bubbly. I would recommend class for absolute beginners. Great activity, really great to be present and focussed on making something. Be sure to wear old shoes, and clothes. Looking forward to picking up our glazed pieces in a fortnight!

Pottery workshop review by Olivia Patterson

Angela Zienow Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Such a fun experience! Great vibes and atmosphere. Definitely will do this class again and tell everyone about it

Olivia Fouache Apr 2022

Great teacher (friendly, professional and knowledgeable!) and a great class. Can't believe how affordable it was for what we got to learn! I'd love to do a semester so I can learn better.

Anna Pattison Apr 2022

Such a fun class. The teacher was great. Knowledgeable, helpful and very encouraging. Good class size. Lots of time to try and get the hang of making an item. Found it much harder than it looked. Would love to go back and keep practicing, maybe then I’ll have a decent bowl
Thoroughly recommend.
Thank you

Ligia Blain Apr 2022

Owner Charlie was friendly and patient. We really enjoyed the experience. Would definitely consider coming back.

Alex Johnston Apr 2022

Helen was fantastic at getting us comfortable with the skills needed and was present throughout to lend a hand. The music in the background was a nice touch and with the fun my partner and I had there was certainly a lot of value for the price point. And that's before considering we'll be able to keep the pieces we made once ready.
Thanks again guys!

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Alex Johnston Sydney

Christiana Kent Apr 2022

Such a fun class! Charlie was very informative and helped us along the way. We are so happy we booked with Cones Studio!

Rita Pullicino Apr 2022

What was the teacher like? I really enjoyed this wheel throwing class. Charlie was fantastic and was there to help us all achieve some wonderful pieces we can display in our home.

All materials and an apron is provided and this class is great value for money. For a little over two hours you get quite a bit of time working with the clay. I would have been happy walking out with one piece, however I ended up making 4!

Thank you Charlie for being a great teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed today's class.

Kayla Gall-Powell Apr 2022

Was heaps of fun, great value for money as we got to keep four pieces. The teacher was very helpful and supportive as we all attempted to make something that resembled a bowl.

Ashleigh Armstrong Apr 2022

Had a super fun class with Charlie, who was extremely helpful. Learnt a lot about the wheel and the clay. It was a really informative and wonderful first pottery experience.

Tracey Bailey Mar 2022

Great teacher. Very friendly and helped us to feel relaxed from the start. Sometimes I worry about not feeling 'good enough' around creative people, yet I didn't feel this way thanks to the teacher and the small class size. Really enjoyed this.

Wafa Alnuzha Mar 2022

Class was a good size. The teacher was super friendly and easy going. He gave a lot of information before the lesson which was really good. I absolutely loved it.

Despina Stogias Mar 2022

Absolutely interesting, relaxing and fun workshop! We did learn a lot from Charlie, we had laughs and fun. Such a beautiful vibe from him and the other students. And by the end of the class I had made 4 masterpieces to take home with me. Highly recommend it!

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Despina Stogias

Sophie Pearce Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Charlie was very welcoming and had a very vibey playlist. We learnt good technique and how to have fund with it.
I’m very excited to see my glazed and fired pieces! Thanks Charlie.

Pottery workshop review by Sophie Pearce

Tess Yoshida Mar 2022

This class was really fun. I've been playing with hand building clay for a while and wanted to try wheel throwing for comparison. I learnt a lot Our instructor, Charlie, was so friendly and kind. He kept the instructions simple with lots of hand on time so I felt like I had a good chance to get a feel for it. Can't wait to go back and try more!

Katrina McLeish Mar 2022

Charlie the teacher was very friendly and helpful, and the class was a lot of fun!

Some of us had more natural talent than others, but we all lose something we can keep

The room was bright and had a happy atmosphere, and we were allowed to use as much clay as we wanted

Rebecca Love Mar 2022

Class was great fun, learnt a lot, made some cool pieces to take home and the music was on point! Will be back

Pottery workshop review by Rebecca Love Sydney

Noriko Matsumoto Mar 2022

I had a great experience! The instructor explained what to do clearly, and the venue was very quiet so that I could concentrate.

Catherine Durham Mar 2022

Charlie was awesome! Super talented, helpful and made the class great fun! Would definitely recommend

Amanda Towes Mar 2022

Great teacher, very patient, and made the class fun.
I enjoyed it so much that I can't wait to do it again

Elizabeth Cosmos Mar 2022

Had a great time trying out the pottery wheel for the first time. Charlie was very present and helpful throughout the class. A great space, and everything was provided for us to play around and have a great time. Thank you ☺️

Hannah Harris Mar 2022

Lachy and I had an absolute ball, such a great gift.
Can’t wait to collect our finished pieces :)

Tracey Tiktin Mar 2022

Great class , Charlie made you feel very welcome and you could make as many pieces as you like , the clay pieces just kept coming - glaze and take home 4 pieces (small fee for extras) with a good choice of glaze colours.

Very relaxed atmosphere and a great way to try and be creative. My daughters and I had a great time- thanks.

Great location next to train station.

Ellana Nardis Mar 2022

Great experience, now considering the 8 week course, would highly recommend. Helen you were wonderful!

Pottery workshop review by Ellana Nardis

Stefan Feehan Mar 2022

Charlie is a legend. Helped the helpless (me) as much as he could. Nice little studio, good tunes and great fun.

Goretti Davies Feb 2022

The class was great fun, teacher was very good at instruction. He was very supportive. Lots of equipment available too.

Anita Wadhwa Feb 2022

First time doing pottery and it was an amazing experience; Charlie and Helen were very helpful;
You get to make as many pieces as you can - which was good - as not all turn out good; and take home the best 4;
We had a wonderful time; highly recommend

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Anita Wadhwa

Adrienne Kher Feb 2022

Such an amazing class! And Charlie was so incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommend this - you even get to keep 4 items & you can make as many as you want! (Which is a good thing because I stuffed up a fair bit haha). My partner & I loved the session and can’t wait to take home our pieces.

Pottery workshop review by Adrienne Kher

Elif Uzgun Feb 2022

Everything was amazing! Definitely worth it. First time doing pottery and it was an amazing experience

Sophie Walsh Feb 2022

This was great! Took my mum as a birthday present and we really enjoyed ourselves. Nice small class sizes in a cute little studio. Charlie was a great teacher.

Lucy Yang Feb 2022

Requested a private class with Charlie and he was absolutely incredible! The venue was extremely cute, well lit and adorned with endless pieces of work (that u can buy!)!

Lots of clay, carving materials and wheel was provided in a cleanly and informative fashion! We were able to select our glazes and are now eager to take our multiple pieces home in 2 weeks! HIGHLY RECCOMEND! ❤️❤️❤️

Pottery workshop review by Lucy Yang

Rialli D'Roza Feb 2022

Had a really good time attempting to make thibgs from clay. Charlie was super fun and helpful and has created a wonderful space for people to learn. Highly recommend!

Anthony Nowell Feb 2022

Great lesson!
Charlie was a great personality and provided a fun and educational experience.
We learnt the basics of how to throw the wheel, and were given ample supplies to create several creations.
Prices were very reasonable, and the opportunity to just try one class instead of a term was a major bonus. Waiting to pick up the master pieces currently so cannot comment on the finished project.
Would recommend.

Aaron Henriques Feb 2022

A great session, small class of 5 with 2 instructors - makes for a great learning experience, with of laughs along the way.

Veronica Otimi Feb 2022

Fantastic experience. Well organised with everything provided. The small group size worked to ensure we all got a helping hand. Absolutely needed by us as we got our hands dirty and had fun creating. Looking forward to collecting our kiln fired pieces soon.

Vivian Smith Feb 2022

Great class. Good instruction and guidance throughout. Very positive and a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you!

Jordyn Chodziesner Feb 2022

I couldn’t praise this class or teacher any higher. Charlie was an absolute legend and the class was so well organised. 2 and a half hours, plus you get to keep your final products which he glazes for you. Can’t wait to book in again 10/10

Mitchell Cocchiara Feb 2022

Chris was a great pottery instructor and had a lot of passion for his Pots. Highly recommend

Natasha Lamport Feb 2022

Have been wanting to try a pottery class for so long and so glad that my first time was here! Charlie was a great teacher, explained everything so well and was super patient with all of us beginners Such a fun experience and would definitely be keen to try again and hopefully get better

Ella Roberts Feb 2022

great teacher, enthusiastic and very experienced. had lots of fun and would recommend to anyone!

Suzi Harris Feb 2022

Charlie was very welcoming and made us feel relaxed. We had great fun attempting to make items that actually resembled something! Would definitely recommend.

Alma Arriaga Feb 2022

I had a very good time learning how to do my first little pots on the pottery wheel thanks to Charlie. He is super friendly and patient with the ones having a rocky start at it. I would definitely recommend this class to my friends.

Elaine Whitton Feb 2022

Had a great relaxed class with 4 others learning how to use the pottery wheel. The time flew by and despite several attempts ending up in the "clayveyard" did produce a few pieces I was happy with as an absolute beginner. Charlie was helpful throughout. Can be tricky to find, it's on the corner, go through the double doors and it's opposite a small cocktail bar :) Would highly recommend.

Pottery workshop review by Elaine Whitton

Stephanie Smith Feb 2022

It was really fun and we enjoyed laughing at our processes at making masterpieces. Charlie was very helpful and patient with us. We hope to do it again.

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Stephanie Smith

Ko Dowd Jan 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

I couldn't find the studio, so unable to give honest review. Walked around for a bit. Didn't see any signs or anything so unsure if I was in right area. I'm sure it's good otherwise.

Sing Tang Jan 2022

Very nice and friendly teacher, guide us to make our own art pieces with patience

Gabrielle Toigo Jan 2022

Really fun class! Charlie was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved being able to order cocktails from the bar next door and having them brought to us

Macarena Erbs Jan 2022

I absolutely love it! The teacher was super helpful, the venue great and the materials and equipment perfect.
I will go again for sure

Pottery workshop review by Macarena Erbs

Jasmine Toronis Jan 2022

Charlie was a lovely bloke with awesome interpersonal skills, made an already great activity even more enjoyable.

Randolph Wong Jan 2022

We had a fabulous time at Charlie's studio! Charlie was extremely patient & passionate with the entire process, explaining every little bit we needed to know. We'll be back with our kids for sure!

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Randolph Wong

Maddy Bennallack Jan 2022

The room is beautiful and light, the teacher is kind, funny and approachable (happy to help!). Great value for money given you get to have 4 of your creations polished/painted and then returned to you. I would love to do this class again and recommend it to everyone!

Anna Berhang Jan 2022

Thank you Charlie, we had a fantastic family group session. Charlie was a great teacher for beginners. We had a fun, look forward to seeing our finished products and all agreed we would go for another class. The venue was a lovely space.

Pottery workshop review by Anna Berhang Sydney

Mary Krieger Jan 2022

Really great experience! Charlie, the teacher, was very supportive and made the whole experience a lot of fun :D would definitely recommend!

Maddison Ollerenshaw Jan 2022

First time we have ever done pottery, really great fun - even get to take home your unique pieces! Nan will absolutely love them. Will be coming back

Karen Ng Dec 2021

Charlie the teacher is really nice and kind while teaching us how to make different things using the wheels and we were able to make cups, bowls, plates and cute little vase. Me and my friends had lots of fun

Dana Byers Dec 2021

Had my first ever pottery class here and it was such a great experience! Charlie was a hoot! Super helpful, experienced and approachable. Had a great time, made some interesting pieces and learnt so much. Will definitely return to refine my skills.

Gabriella Vangeli Dec 2021

Had an great time at Cones Studio. Charlie is a amazing teacher and made the class a heap of fun. Would recommend this class & would certainly come back again

Bettina Archer Dec 2021

We had so much fun… and the class felt so satisfying! Very much recommended! Thank you Charlie!

Emma Povh Dec 2021

We had heaps of fun and our teacher was really great at teaching us the basics to begin pottery

Leonora Peluso Dec 2021

Charlie’s wheel throwing class is so much fun We booked for a birthday and couldn’t have enjoyed it more Music choices were also top notch and we had fun singing along to HSM

All materials and aprons are provided, so you just have to bring yourself, some friends and be prepared for a fun time with lots of laughs!

As beginners, it was welcoming to know that Charlie is super informative and will help you every step of the way. We ended up making 4 pieces each, and got to choose two colours for glazing.

We loved the casual class so much that we are going to book in the term classes for 2022!

Thanks again, Charlie for a fun day! ☺️

Wheel Throwing Workshop review by Leonora Peluso Sydney

Kathy Nguyen Dec 2021

Charlie was a great teacher and super helpful during the entire clay making process. I would definitely recommend his class and would highly consider his 8 weeks courses. He is humorous, knowledgeable, and Is willing to assist whenever you have a question or need help with your work. You will have a blast in any of his classes and have the option of ordering drinks from next door to spark your creativity

Samantha Heylbut Dec 2021

This was so much fun. The teacher was so chilled and made the experience worth it

Joyce Leong Dec 2021

It was a great fun first pottery experience. Charlie gave us a warm welcome and is very approachable. I would highly recommend Charlie and his wheel throwing classes!

Pottery workshop review by Joyce Leong Sydney

Julia Allsop Nov 2021

What an Amazingly fun and relaxing experience my mum and I had getting our hands into organic clay and creating unique pieces to be fired and glazed into ceramics. We both highly recommend the experienced teacher Charlie and his assistant Georgie who explained beginner wheel throwing very well. Thankyou e therapeutic and sensory benefits of touching clay speak for themselves. I can’t wait to see what our final pieces look like in afew weeks

Pottery workshop review by Julia Allsop

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