ceramic workshop

Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course

Ceramic course in Collingwood

Over 100 people have attended this class


COVID -19 Safe Studio Practice.

We are really excited to re-open our studio.  However, safety is our first concern, so we will have strict hygiene procedures & social distancing practices in place.  Once you have booked, we will send you more detailed information.  

This is an introductory course that explores the exciting world of wheel-throwing.   

The course consists of 15 contact hours spread over 6 weekly 2.5 hour sessions.  

(Please note:  The course beginning Saturday March 14 will run over 4 weeks - 3 x 4 hour sessions, 1 x 3 hour session)

You will learn the basics of ceramics in a friendly and encouraging environment, starting with a broad slab of clay and progressing all the way through to a finished piece of work. We will focus on making functional ware such as cups, bowls and vases.

The course covers: basic ceramic theory; ceramics OH & S and good studio practice; wedging; centring; the forming of vessels on the wheel; finishing techniques such as trimming and decorating and glazing.

The course will be limited to 6 participants, allowing for lots of individual tuition.



Pieces can be collected 3 -4 week after the course finishes.

No prior experience needed.  Perfect for beginners.

After completing the course, participants will have the option to continue making work in our self-guided open studio sessions and will have the option to get their work fired in our kilns.

Course tutors:

Courses on Mondays and Wednesday will be facilitated by Kib Denson. 

Kib Denson has been practicing ceramics for the past 7 years, having transitioned from a traditional fine art practice, and now works full-time in the industry.

Kib teaches a range of ways to work with clay, from hand-building, wheel throwing to slip casting. In her personal work the focus is on minimal, wheel thrown functional forms and glaze experimentation. She is constantly working to expand her skills with experimentation in wood firing, sourcing and processing wild clays, and sculptural techniques.  For images click here

Courses on Thursday are run on by Emily Hassel. 

Emily is a Melbourne based ceramicist whose work involves detailed illustration depicting female archetypes in an elemental universe. Emily is an experienced potter who has been working with clay obsessively for the past 4 years. She currently works on the wheel and also uses hand-building techniques to create vases, cups, and other forms. Emily sells her work online, at markets and will be exhibiting her work soon   For images click here  

Course on Saturday's are run by Charlotte Hague

Charlotte has been practicing pottery for the past 5 years. Working from her home studio she creates primarily wheel thrown vessels and enjoys experimenting with form, mixing clay bodies and marbling on the wheel. For images click here

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What you will learn

  • Wheel throwing, centring, trimming, ceramic theory, decorating, glazing

What you will get

  • Finished pieces of ceramic ware

What to wear

Casual clothing

Appropriate for

Beginners, adults, those who want to develop their skills

Little Woods Studios

Vendor since 2018

Little Woods Studio is the open-to-the-public offshoot of the Artful Dodgers Studios, a not-for-profit art and music space providing holistic support for disadvantaged young people. All profits made from workshops held at Little Woods go towards helping fund the Artful Dodgers.

We are a welcoming and inclusive creative hub whose aim is to nurture both the flourishing of individual creative passions and the growth of a connected community.

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5.0 (18 reviews)
29 July 2021Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course
A fantastic course! The classes were really well structured and we learnt a lot. Thanks!
01 June 2021Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course
This was a great class. Lots of time hands-on on the wheel, and teacher provided demonstrations and help when needed.
27 May 2021Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course
Really loved this six week beginners course! Kib was a fantastic, easy going and engaging teacher who was generous with her time for each student. While I still have a very long way to go on mastering the wheel she made me feel at ease and made the whole experience really enjoyable. I am planning to sign up for another beginner's course. Highly recommend!
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Refund Policy

Little Woods Studios requires 1 weeks notice via email prior to the start of a class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 1 week of the event commencing. 

We do not offer refunds for missed classes. 

There are no fees for refunds or transfers. 

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Terms & Conditions

We require 1 week notice in writing (email) prior to the class commencing for a full refund or transfer. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and will be given a full refund.

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