A Message from Aoife Billings:
We ask everyone to wear a face mask at Pink Ember’s events and workshops to protect our immunocompromised community members. There will face masks available at the door if you need. Please stay home if you’re feeling unwell. Contact pinkemberstudio@gmail.com if you cannot attend an event/workshop due to covid symptoms/covid or have any other questions
Beginner's Wheel Throwing Series
from AU$370.00

Beginner's Wheel Throwing Series

Foundation Skills for Wheel Throwing

Next Available: Wed, 17 May 6:30PM (AEST)
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2 hours x 6 Weeks
Over 100 people have attended this class


This six-week course will kick off with the foundational skills needed for wheel throwing, and by the end of the term you’ll have created a number of gorgeous works to gift to your loved ones (or keep for yourself). 

Ceramic classes at Pink Ember Studio are relaxed, friendly and LGBTQI+ safe, with a maximum capacity of eight participants per class.

There is a sliding scale of prices to provide opportunities for more people to participate in the craft.

Please attend all classes. No make up classes available unless for covid related reasons, please see cancellation and refund policy.

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm

March 28

April 4, 11, 18

Anzac Day public holiday break

May 2, 8

Wednesdays 6-8pm

March 29

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3

Thursdays 7-9pm

March 30

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4

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What you will learn

  • Essential Throwing and Trimming Techniques
  • Clay Recycling and Wedging technique
  • Glazing

What you will get

  • Come away at the end of the term with a number of handmade pieces made by you!

What to bring

  • Apron
  • Drink bottle
  • Hand towel

What to wear

Clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Long fingernails will make wheel throwing difficult

Appropriate for

Ages 16+

Aoife Billings

(88 Reviews)

Aoife Billings (she/her) is a Narrm (Melbourne) based ceramist and painter. She has been teaching art workshops for various councils and at her own studio for over seven years. She is the workshop manager at Pink Ember Studio, a queer-run, not-for-profit studio, shop, gallery and workshop venue she founded in Coburg with three other artists during 2018.

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4.8 (39 reviews)
Laurarated it
22 Mar 2023
Georgia is a fantastic teacher, the classes are easy to follow and heaps of fun!
Benrated it
14 Feb 2023
Perfect course for a first-timer who wants to learn the basics of wheel throwing ceramics. I enjoyed the experience so much. The teachers and fellow participants were incredibly welcoming and encouraging. I finished the course with six pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Will definitely be back for the intermediate course! Thanks Pink Ember studios x
Jenniferrated it
30 Dec 2022
A very welcoming class and instructor. Georgia was patient and always open to showing us new techniques and helped us push our (fledgling) skills with the clay. So much fun.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Policy (terms and conditions for you)

  1. No fill in classes available. Please attend all classes of the series you've booked into.
  2.  LIABILITY WAIVE -  Aoife Billings will not be responsible for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into the premises.
  3. PHOTO & VIDEO - I agree to give Aoife Billings unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at classes and events or on the premises. (Let us know on the day if you don’t want to be photographed)
  4. BEHAVIOUR - If a participant's behaviour is racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, abusive, violent, threatening or discriminatory, Aoife Billings has the right to ask such person/persons to leave the premises immediately.
  5. COVID - If you are required to isolate or have Covid during class times, please contact Aoife as soon as possible via aoifebillings@gmail.com

Our part of the customer service policy

  • To provide a safe, clean, supportive, creative environment in which to learn and develop your craft.
  • To provide individual attention as much as possible to each participant, making sure you are getting the most out of your workshop experience.
  • We will be on time and attentive
  • We will endeavour to respond to customer enquiries or complaints within 24 hours
  • If for any reason we have to cancel a class, we will provide the customer with a full refund or credit to attend another workshop.
  • Customer complaints will be taken very seriously. If you are unsatisfied in anyway please do not hesitate to let us know. By filling out our consumer survey at the end of the lesson you will be helping us greatly in adjusting our service delivery to the needs of our valued customers.

Disability access

Wheelchair access to our studio will be available. If a customer requires an assistant such as a disability support worker, or sign language interpreter, they are welcome to bring them to the workshop without additional cost.



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