Wheel Throwing Workshop for Beginners

Learn how to make ceramic art at this Saturday morning experience



2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 4 to 16

label $99 - $119 (or 4 payments of $24.75 - $29.75 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $99 applies if you book into a public session 60+ days ahead, otherwise $119 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $109 for 3+ guests)

Looking for unique things to do in Melbourne? Get together with your friends and get creative at this hands-on wheel-throwing workshop!

This pottery wheel foundation class is perfect for beginners who are excited to remark on their creative journey.

In this class, you'll learn all the fundamental wheel-throwing techniques you need to begin throwing basic forms such as cups, mugs, and bowls.

Spend some time with loved ones and connect with like-minded people as you get a little muddy at this Melbourne workshop!

Please note:
Due to the time, it takes to fire and glaze each piece, your job(s) will be ready for collection about ten working days later!



Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert
  • All the pottery making materials and equipment to work with
  • Firing is included
  • Two personalized vessels to take home.
What to bring
An old bath towel and your wonderful self.
 
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 unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


Diana Ceramic is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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We are working hard to keep everyone safe and follow the new rules. At the same time, we need to protect ourselves financially so that we can keep having you all in our lovely little studio throughout this difficult period and the future beyond it.
We all have a responsibility to keep each other safe and protected. Our studio, or individual students, can be fined if everyone does not follow the government guidelines, so please commit yourself to the below guidelines and help us make sure your classmates are following them too.

YOUR COMMITMENT:

• You must show proof of covid-19 vaccination
• You must bring your own face mask
• You must use hand sanitiser on arrival and throughout your class
• You must maintain a 1.5-metre distance from another person within the studio
• Do not visit if you have symptoms – STAY AT HOME
OUR COMMITMENT:

• All Diana Ceramic Staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19
• We will disinfect the studio, the tools and the workstations before and after every class
• All classwork, materials and tools will be prepped and at your station for when you arrive
• We have regular sanitation and ventilation system of the workspace in place.
• We will continuously review our workshops to make sure that they are always in line with the Government’s latest guidelines: your and our team's safety is our top priority
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us, [email protected] and we’ll be so happy to talk it all through with you.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe, we can’t wait to see you soon ????
Location

3/6 Duffy Street, Burwood VIC

Your teacher
Diana Ceramic
Diana Ceramic

4.9 (68)
13k

A couple of years ago on a cold winter's night, I wanted to distract myself from my run-of-the-mill professional life and decided to take a wheel throwing class. Straight away I was hooked! It was a unique experience - a feeling like nothing I had ever known or heard before!

I touched the clay, and it felt as if I was under a spell… Something as mundane and earthly as mud, yet so out of this world.

I became obsessed with pottery as an after-hours passion, and within a few months, it began to poke my creativity. Pottery became a way for meditation, reflection, and self-expression for me.

Only a few weeks into it, and I realized I had a unique set of tools to shape the clay into extraordinary forms: my background in science, my feminine delicacy, my curiosity, and a keen passion for experimenting with new things, all of which have been shaping the concepts behind my works.

My current practice ranges from tableware to decorative bowls and vases, all of which are typified by elegant imperfection, playfulness, and simplicity. A perfect whole with all my imperfections!

My approach to work is experimental, investigational, and sort of perky as I see this to be the very essence of my view of artistic activity. That said, I don’t like to follow any fixed procedures. I love to step out of the traditional pottery and give my own unique modern touch to it.

I relish playing with different types of clay and enjoy developing new glaze recipes. I’m always ecstatic with the results every time I open the kiln.

I see pottery as a form of expression, a language of the hands. It has helped me to express who I am, my roots, and my cultural identity - an aesthetic blend of Australian simplicity with a root to my Persian background.

As a woman who was born and raised in Iran, faced with lots of cultural taboos, censorship, and "do’s and don’ts" in daily life, a lot of my work focuses on the female form, which I believe helps to break cultural taboos on body and gender.

Diana Ceramic Studio is my lifelong dream that has been made a reality - a space to shape, reshape, and fulfil my love for pottery, and share my skills and passion with others. The studio is a cosy, friendly, and inspiring space, welcoming anyone who shares a passion for clay and ceramics, from absolute beginners to seasoned artists. “The studio gives access to equipment that is otherwise unavailable or too costly for individuals to afford and provides a fun and relaxed environment to learn, create, and chill out.”

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Kate Jowett Jun 2022


Absolutely fantastic experience! Relaxed atmosphere and great facilities.
There was an unexpected problem with power being cut to the street, & Diana managed to organised generators to allow the class to continue. She extended the length of the class to compensate for the delays that were out of her control. She handled the whole thing in a professional and very generous manner.
There were no limits to how many potting attempts we could make, there was an endless supply of clay to account for all our hilarious mistakes, and in the end I was able to produce two pieces to be fired.
I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone!

Nicole Vicente Jun 2022


Had so much fun at wheel throwing. So much help when needed. Highly recommend this class. Great little studio.

Jemma Donovan Jun 2022


so much fun! wear clothes you don’t mind messing up and be prepared to be terrible until you get that hang of it. went with my partner and we had an amazing time, very therapeutic and relaxing. had a great teacher to help us, and trust me you’ll need it. 10/10 would do again!

Wheel Throwing Workshop for Beginners review by Jemma Donovan

Emily Dawson Jun 2022


Had the absolute best time. Staff were so lovely and helpful! Would definitely do again, highly recommend :)

Stephanie Weaver Jun 2022


I really loved this class. The teachers were great and it was amazing value for money.

Devon Lasalle Jun 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


This was a lot of fun! The teacher was really great with demonstrating how to throw clay and was able to give everyone individual attention as well. It was definitely more challenging than I anticipated it so much fun! We both got the hang of it in the end (with many disasters!) and ended up with two lovely pieces each. Very highly recommended.

Wheel Throwing Workshop for Beginners review by Devon Lasalle

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Maria Chindris Jun 2022


Everyone loved the class, beautiful venue, good teacher. Wasnt communicated until end that more than 2 pots costs extra $10 each which should have been said at start

Jade Smith Jun 2022


Great teaching, tea and space. We had an amazing time! Definitely worth it. Thank you!

Emily Tomlinson Jun 2022


We had a great time at our wheel throwing workshop. Our teacher was very knowledgeable and willing to help. He spent one on one time with everyone. We also got time to work on the pieces ourselves. I liked being able to make as many pieces as we could and then choose our best to keep.
The studio was really beautiful and well set up.
We loved it so much we’ve booked in to do the 4 week course.

Wheel Throwing Workshop for Beginners review by Emily Tomlinson

Lexie Cull Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We had a very enjoyable afternoon in the beginners pottery class. The teacher gave a great demonstration and gave some good tips & advice on getting the best results. I felt I gained confidence with each piece of work. The atmosphere and working area was excellent.

Pottery workshop review by Lexie Cull

Linda Pham May 2022


Amaaaaaazing, it was a super fun experience and really beginner friendly. Diana and Bec were really nice and Bec was so helpful throughout the whole session

Wheel Throwing Workshop for Beginners review by Linda Pham

France Karrubee May 2022


Thé teacher was excellent and very very helpful. She explained to the class as well as individually.

Julie Douglas May 2022


This was such a fun and well run class. I can’t wait to go - I’ve found a new addiction!

Pooja Vithalani May 2022


I loved the whole experience and really enjoyed myself.
I highly recommend for those who have never had their hands in the wheel before.

Wheel Throwing Workshop for Beginners review by Pooja Vithalani Sydney

Chloe Apr 2022


Such a patient and kind teacher - it made the class really enjoyable - had a great time!

Kay Brough Apr 2022


We loved the one off Class, we learnt alot, from our teacher and will be booking further classes in the near fiture
Thank you
Kay

Ruby Robinson Apr 2022


Such an amazing class! Eddie was great, he is so talented and shows you different methods of throwing that might suit you more. It is such a beautiful studio too. I made 1 vase and 1 bowl, and they’re doing all the firings and glazing for me. Great value for your money. I highly recommend.

Tina Moorthy Apr 2022

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


This class was set in a lovely, welcoming and tranquil environment. The teacher was very informative and gave great demonstration and instructions. Working with clay on the wheel was therapeutic and fun. Attention and assistance was given to every individual in the class by the teacher, and I felt very supported throughout my process of making my clay creations. I am happy and very satisfied with my end results of what I had created.

Justin Gasbarro Apr 2022


Class was perfect for beginners and was incredibly enjoyable. The teacher Emily was super helpful and lovely. Would definitely recommend!
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