Little Woods Studio Pottery Wheel Intro

wheel-throwing workshop

Over 100 people have attended this class


Come have a go at the pottery wheel in our 2 hour wheel throwing  workshop. You will be taught the foundation skills needed to make vessels on the wheel.  This workshop is fun, informative and experiential.  You'll get the chance to experience the feel of clay and what it's like to work on the wheel.   

You may select 2 of your ceramic pieces to be glazed and fired by staff.  Additional pieces may be chosen at an extra cost of $5 per piece.

This introductory workshop is a fantastic stand alone experience as well as a way to gauge your interest in taking a longer course.

Fly solo or book in as a group!

Course tutors:

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.

Aki Swift holds a BA in Ceramic Design from Bard College of Simons Rock, in Western Massachusetts. They have been working in, with and around clay for nearly 15 years — making production pottery for restaurants, selling ceramic supplies, assisting in community arts spaces, managing a college studio, and always devoting time to more slow, illustrative personal work when life allows. 

Aki is currently interested in creating interactive-functional pieces, both hand-built and wheel-thrown, with a focus on dreamy narrative surface decoration through sgraffito and stains. As a barista alongside clay work, they are also interested in the intersections of crafting clay, food, beverage and culinary spaces and experiences. For images of their work click here.

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What you will learn

  • Students will learn and experience Wheel Throwing.

What you will get

  • Students will choose 2 pieces of work to be fired and glazed.

What to bring

  • Please bring a towel and apron (or clothes you don't mind getting dirty), we will provide the rest.

What to wear

Comfortable clothes & closed toe shoes are a must!

Appropriate for

Suitable for beginners and people over 16 years old.

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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4.8 (32 reviews)
10 July 2021Little Woods Studio Pottery Wheel Intro
Such an excellent class! Will definitely do it again. Jason and Lola were fantastic teachers. They shared their expertise in ceramics and made sure we all knew what we were getting ourselves into. They were very patient and kind. Great class!
10 July 2021Little Woods Studio Pottery Wheel Intro
Jason and Lola ran a fantastic workshop from start to finish. Workshop is very intimate and all teachers really take the time to help each person perfect their little masterpieces/ monstrosities. Recommended!
30 June 2021Little Woods Studio Pottery Wheel Intro
I wouldn't recommend this place and here is why.........A group of friends and I took the Saturday class (5 of us) and thought it was very average. It took months for them to contact us to come to pick up our finished products. They were unable to find all of our finished products. This was also evident by other participants from other classes who were also trying to find their pots on the day of pickup. The staff made everyone go through at least 50+ finished pots to find our own completed works. Needless to say, many people were unable to find their completed pots, walking away empty-handed. Staff wasn't helpful and rude about it, blaming us for not being able to find our own finished products, even though it was staff who had incorrectly labeled participants' names at the bottom of all of the finished pots.
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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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